Hard Times Supper
Sunnyside-Centenary United Methodist Church
3520 SE Yamhill St

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me.”

Living as disciples of Christ means more than living a life of prayer. It means also service. Christ taught that there were two major commandments: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and to love your neighbor as yourself. If we were wanting, or needing in some way, would we not look to our brothers and sisters? To love others, we must be willing to look past differences or judgments, and be not only willing but happy to serve when we are needed.

Together with volunteers from other congregations and directed by Pat Schweibert, members of MCC help prepare and serve a free supper every Wednesday evening, to which we invite and welcome persons who are low-income, homeless and/or chronically mentally ill. More than a “feeding program,” or “soup kitchen,” the event, which is held at Sunnyside-Centenary United Methodist Church, is a place where church people, street people, and people who are simply lonely, can share a meal together, served family style. Metanoia (also known as the Peace House, a nearby Methodist community that is lead by John and Pat Schwiebert) handles the financial administration and food purchasing, and much of the advance food preparation is done in their 18th Ave Peace House kitchen, under the supervision of Pat Schwiebert (also a cherished member of MCC Portland)

If you would like to participate in the Hard Times Supper, please feel free to contact Pat directly at pat@tearsoup.com.