Giving Hands

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me."  

This beautiful passage from Matthew 25:35 speaks to the importance of showing kindness and compassion to those who are in need. It serves as a powerful reminder of the impact our actions can have on others. As we go about our daily lives, let us remember our responsibility to extend love and support to those who may be experiencing hardships. By offering a helping hand or a kind word, we can make a significant difference in someone's life.

Food For The Homeless:

At Epworth Church (412 Euclid Ave, Des Moines), various community groups provide a crucial service by serving meals to the homeless. This incredible effort was initiated and coordinated by Sai Chellappa from West Des Moines. Every Saturday, groups of 4 to 5 families from different community groups come together to volunteer their time to prepare and provide lunch for those in need. We encourage you to consider joining us in this important cause. 

What it takes: Bring a couple of items from the list below and volunteer to help those in need for about 4 hours. (11:00AM to 2:00PM)

When: Dates updated in church calendar. (2 or 3 Saturdays in a year)

The Menu 

1. Milk 2 gallons

2. Soup & Crackers 5 Count 22.5oz TomatoSoup,1 Crackers bag

3. Salad ,Croutons & Dressing 2 - Big packs of salad,1 Croutons bag and 1 dressing bottles. (please bring items that can be used for one day service)

4. Loaves of Bread & Butter 3 Loaves + 1 Tub of Spread

5. Juice (Apple, Orange  or any) 2 Gallons of Juice 

6. Cookies (Ex: Oreos or Nut Free from Stores) 50 Cookies 

7. Fruits(banana ) 3 Dozens (Please buy bananas suitable to eat on that day.)

8. Hot Dish- Entree 1 (Rice Pulav - No nuts in the rice) 1 Big Tray 

9. Hot Dish- Entree 2 (Pasta or Noodles) 1 Big tray

Questions: Please contact Xavier, Sen or Prajith