Have you ever had a friend bring a meal to your family while you were ill or going through a difficult time? How did that make you feel? It’s like a burden is lifted, like getting through another day is possible. It’s a feeling of thankfulness, peace, and love. Are you interested in using your talents to meet the needs of your brothers and sisters in Christ ~ our water family?

Delivering a ready-to-eat meal on someone’s doorstep during a difficult time shows unselfishness, unity, grace, and generosity. You took time out of your busy schedule to lovingly prepare a meal, take it to their home, and share in their sufferings. Isn’t that what believers in Jesus are called to do?

Here at St. Max we are happy to have begun a ministry that takes a meal to families like this that have a need. However, in order to make this work, we need volunteers that can sign up to take a family a meal once a month or once every six weeks. If you think you can help by making a meal contact Sue or Cindy at the parish office. We have a couple of families we are assisting right now. If you know of other members of our parish family that could use a helping hand once in a while, please let us know.

If you would like to help but aren’t able to cook a complete meal, here are a few suggestions that would also help:

  • Ask a friend to help you out, each make part of the meal.
  • Provide breakfast or lunch items (i.e. bagels/cream cheese, yogurt, snacks)
  • Provide a pizza, subs, take-out or a gift-card.
  • Supply drinks like juice, cider, etc.
  • Treats for family pets.
  • Paper plates, cups, paper towels, toiletries, etc.
  • Send an encouraging note or card.