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.
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
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