Concord UMC members serving the community

Published 11:03 am Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Members of Concord United Methodist Church on Cherry Hill Road are busy.

They help serve hot meals once a month at The Bridge in Cooleemee in partnership with Serving Our Neighbors, which gives food away weekly.

They have started a community meal, a poor man’s supper of chicken and dumplings, pinto beans, stewed potatoes, apples, slaw, cornbread, biscuits and desserts on the last Tuesday of each month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Donations are accepted.

Easter events include:

• presentation of drama “Living Last Supper” by the men of the church on Thursday, March 28 at 7:30  p.m.; and

• a sunrise service on Easter morning followed by breakfast and an early worship service featuring the choir performing an Easter Cantata.

Visitors are welcome to all events.

“Our church strives to be the church who serves its community in small and various ways, trying to make a difference,” said member, Barbara Crotts.

A group called “Connect” within the Rural Service Ministry are committed to preparing and serving meals to those in need.

“This is achieved by volunteers who give of their time to do the work necessary to prepare the food for serving on a weekly basis, and depending on grant money, to help with purchasing fresh vegetables, meal, dairy products and fruit,” she said.