Supper House

All are welcome!

Supper House serves meals Mon – Fri from 4:00pm – 5:25pm

MISSION OF THE SUPPER HOUSE

At Supper House, we provide more than a meal.  People hunger for many things:  food, attention, respect, dignity, love, opportunities,  friendship, and a sense of “belonging”. Many of our guests come to Supper House because we provide their only meal of the day. Others come out of loneliness, hungering for company and friendships.  Nearly half of our guests are children who hunger for adult attention and appreciation.  Others come because they hunger for a caring heart that will listen to their concerns. 

While most volunteers come to serve, some have found their place at the table, sharing a meal and stories with those they serve…finding their lives enriched by this experience. The truth is, volunteers discover that they too have a hunger for something that is greater than themselves–finding their hunger fed at Supper House. 

Another Successful Summer Party!!

On July 11, 2014 Supper House celebrated 15 years of ministry with a picnic themed party of hot dogs and “all the fixins”, door prizes, fun and fellowship. Thank you to the Supper House founders, Dave and Carol, to all the congregations who consistently provide financial and prayer support, to the volunteers who serve so faithfully, and of course to the guests,  who are the reason for it all. A special thanks to Brenda, who prepared the Supper House meal, as she has prepared meals for us so consistently over the years.

 

“Dancing with the Stars” (Muskegon  Style)

Dancing with the Stars is more than entertainment.  It’s caring for this community.  Supper House was once again pleased to be a recipient of $4,000 from the proceeds of the very successful Dancing with the Stars event this year.  This money will help us provide good nourishing meals to those in our community who are struggling to make ends meet during these very difficult economic times.  ” Thank you!!!” Women’s Division for remembering those in need and “thank you” to all the supporters and dancers  who make this possible.

A Fresher Look

Supper House was closed the first week in June for repainting. Come and see our new, fresher look and watch for more changes including a Reading Corner for our younger guests.

New Beginnings

They’ve worked quietly and competently behind the scenes, working with MAP’s leadership and leading the Supper House Steering Committee, making sure that good decisions were made, the logistics of this ministry well-cared for and helping me keep you, the supporters of Supper House, informed.

They accepted their roles because they felt (feel) passionately about helping those who need our help, who find food and concern at Supper House because life is difficult and uncertain for them. It really matters to Donna and Linda that our guests have a place where they feel safe and accepted, a place where volunteers and supporters can express their faith through service and donations. Linda and Donna did this well.

Now, after five years of faithful and effective leadership, Donna Gurzynski and Linda Katz are passing their “Baton of Leadership” to our new Co-coordinators, Doug and Shari Hughes. “Thank you so much!” Donna and Linda, for how you have given of yourselves and your gifts of leadership.

—adapted from the June/July 2014 edition of  The Main Course, A Journal of Supper House.  Written by Reverend Gerald Hagans

Supper House Calendar

The following churches currently serve meals at Supper House one day a month:

Temple United Methodist Church

Lake Harbor United Methodist Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Calvary Church

Calvin Christian Reformed

McGraft Memorial Church

Central United Methodist Church

Covenant Community Reformed Church

Community United Methodist Church

Holton United Methodist Church

First Presbyterian Church of Muskegon

Grand Haven Church of the Dunes

Lakeside United Methodist Church

Trinity Lutheran Church

Beulah Baptist Church

1st Presbyterian Church of Grand Haven

First Christian Science

Ravenna United Methodist Church

Mona Shores Baptist Church

Wolf Lake United Methodist Church

Harbor Unitarian-Universalist Congregation

First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Unity Reformed Church

Congregation B’Nai Israel

Forest Park Covenant

Spring Lake Wesleyan Church

Unity Church of Muskegon

Supper House Calendar