When Ministries Collide …

Good Things Happen!

Just a small portion of the food items available through Luminary UMC's Food Pantry.

Just a small portion of the food items available through Luminary UMC’s Food Pantry.

Three successful ministries at Luminary UMC are coordinating schedules so people with pressing needs can be better served.

Thanks to generous donors, Luminary’s food and clothing ministries are well-stocked. The church’s Clothes Closet and Food Pantry are now open during the same time, Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

Luminary also provides hot meals for the community from 6 to 7 p.m. nearly every Wednesday of the year.

The meals are by donation only, and donation jars are arranged so no one takes notice of who has or has not paid.

“The idea is for people to be able to mingle and eat in a friendly church environment regardless of ability to pay,” said Chuck Griffin, Luminary’s pastor.

To provide additional food aid to people in need, the church’s Food Pantry also is now open Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.

“We’re hoping people who are deprived of steady meals will come eat with us and take enough food from our pantry to make them feel more secure about future meals,” Griffin said.