"The Dinner Bell" Rings at First United
Methodist Church, on Wednesdays
by: Bobby McDonald
The newest ministry in town is called "The Dinner Bell" and it opened on Wednesday, at noon, in the kitchen of the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church. Members of the ministry team were busy on Wednesday morning, as they prepared meals and invited the community to come and enjoy a hot meal. T.C. Hamilton, coordinator of the program explained that the ministry is designed to reach out to people in need in Hopkins County. "We plan to provide a hot meal, every Wednesday, from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., for those who need them," explained Hamilton. "It became apparent to us that there are estimates of some 1800 people in Hopkins County, that might actually be hungry, and we felt the need to do our part to make certain that they were taken care of!"
Guests for the weekly meals are invited to enter the fellowship hall from the Atkins Street entrance and come and enjoy a hot meal, prepared by the ministry team, each Wednesday. "In our land of plenty, it would certainly be a shame for someone to go hungry, when we can actually do something about it," continued Hamilton. "We're excited about providing this service for the community and invite anyone to come and enjoy a hot meal, on Wednesdays!"
If you need additional information or have someone that you feel needs the service, please contact Hamilton at (903)588-0400 or his wife, Sally, at (903)588-0783.
Wednesday's meal consisted of a "hearty helping" of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, salad, rolls, and coconut cake! You can't beat that!
"We really don't know where this ministry will lead us," expressed Hamilton. "But, we want to offer the food to those who need it and reach out to the community and let the need lead us to great things for this community!"