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Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen · Second Saturday · Bangor Area Homeless Shelter · United Thanks Offering


Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

An ecumenical service project at the Salvation Army in Bangor.  St. John’s volunteers cook and serve hot noontime meals to over 100 people once a month (4th Tuesday).
Membership: Many loyal, caring cooks and servers, some of long-standing, and others relatively newcomers.
Mission and Purpose: To serve a healthy and filling noontime meal at the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
Ministry Hopes: To continue to provide a monthly healthy meal for the hungry people of Bangor.

Second Saturday Meals

FREE meal offered monthly from noon – 1:30 pm for any in need of food and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome and needed!  The proceeds from every 4th Sunday Plate Offering help fund this ministry. Second Saturday serves a monthly, hearty lunch of baked beans, stir fried rice, macaroni and cheese, roast chicken, fish sticks, hot dogs and deserts in addition to take home PB&J sandwiches and if there are leftovers, take home “seconds” to 40 to 70 guests. New guests are often surprised by the variety and quality of our lunch.
Second Saturday serves a vital purpose however the number served varies quite a lot because Second Saturday can occur anywhere from the 8th to the 14th. Food stamp cards are loaded around the 12th so sometimes Second Saturday happens when people have few alternatives and some months cupboards are stocked.

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

Mission & Purpose:  To transport food given by parishioners at the church and served by members of our Youth group to the Bangor Homeless Shelter for the food pantry every Sunday.
Highlights:  This September 2016 for our 2nd all parish food drive we FILLED the back of Jim’s truck thanks to everyone in the parish that contributed food to the shelter.
Objectives Met:  The food donated was taken to the Bangor Shelter every Sunday after church. We had a very successful all parish food drive this September with a lot of food donated. Even the Sunday School classes participated in gathering can/box food.
Ministry Hopes: To continue taking the food donated by the parish to the shelter and look forward to a 3rd annual all parish food drive this September.

United Thank Offering

The UTO is a ministry of the Episcopal Church. Through the UTO, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in the UTO have discovered that thankfulness leads to generosity. Many people offer a short prayer of thanksgiving followed by putting an offering in the UTO blue box. All donated money is used to support grants for ministries at home and overseas as an outreach of the Episcopal Church.

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