Luthersville UMC food ministry under way
by W. Winston Skinner
Luthersville United Methodist Church has started a new food ministry.
The church announced plans for the program several weeks ago. Church member Sue Adams talked about the success of the program at a charge conference at the church on Oct. 17.
Carol Cook, LaGrange District superintendent, presided at the charge conference.
'We're going to celebrate together your work together,' Cook said.
'Sometimes it's very easy to get comfortable inside the four walls of our beautiful sanctuaries,' Cook said. 'We are called to be servants. We are called by God to be lights to the nations.'
'At the outset, we were going to try to feed 50 families … within the Luthersville city limits,' Adams said. 'The response was just wonderful. We received volunteers and donations from everywhere.'
Adams said the congregation has already been able to beyond the initial 50 and beyond the city limits to other people in north Meriwether County.
Cook observed the program - facilitated through Action Ministries - provides 'canned goods and staples for a family of four.' Wayne Sutton, Luthersville Methodist's pastor, said the boxes should supply the family 'for four days.'
'You can supplement those boxes if you want to,' Cook said.
Cook also noted the Action Ministries program also allows church to have a food ministry 'without having all these canned goods at your church.'