Tindley Temple UMC Soup Kitchen Christmas Party

tindley1I am going to be helping out at Tindley Temple United Methodist Church‘s soup kitchen’s annual Christmas party again this year. Thanks to donations from several of you, Lydia & I and her two daughters, our granddaughters, went shopping today for enough socks and underwear for over 200 men and women. I will be travelling down to Philadelphia in the morning and adding them to the gift bags in the morning, offering the prayer before the meal and helping to distribute the gifts after the meal. Anthony will be helping to cook and clean.

Tindley Temple’s food ministry to the poor and homeless is one of the oldest continuous ministries of its type in the country. They have been operating since the Great Depression. It’s called a soup kitchen, but rarely is soup served. They serve hearty, meaty meals, with lots of good vegetables. Normally the people stand in line cafeteria style. For the Christmas party, they sit down and are served by students from a local charter school.

Last year, one of the men played the upright piano in the corner with enthusiasm and skill.

Thank you for the privilege of being able to have a part in this. God bless you!

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