This is a delicious ministry, one of my personal favorites!
It's pretty easy (for the most part) to make a meal for someone...after all we probably are going to be cooking dinner for ourselves.
When someone is ill, moving, recovering from an illness, or just in a hard spot a meal can mean a lot.
It is important to make sure that the recipient doesn't have any food allergies. We don't want the meal to be a disappointment or to make someone sick.
Hint! Please don't make an elaborate meal to give away and then feed your family hotdogs (unless they really love hotdogs)! We want to serve our family as we serve others.
A simple casserole, veggie, and bread (and a cookie!) will go a long way. Add a note of encouragement and you are ready to go.
There are different ways to go about a meal ministry. Sometimes we drop off a hot meal just in time for dinner. Other times we get a group together and each person makes a casserole. Then one or two of the group deliver the meals and stock the recipients fridge/freezer. It all depends on the reason the meal is needed and the recipients ability to heat meals.
Some of our favorite ministry meals have been spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken and dumplings (my famous recipe), a disposable tray full of burritos or hamburgers, egg casseroles, and chili.
What are your ministry meal favorites?
Margie Winnie helps people find their happy place in their walk with God. She been in women’s ministry for over thirty years serving as a Sunday school teacher, women’s ministry leader, and has a long history of public speaking and singing. The author of "A Place Of Sweetness", she is currently writing "Mama’s Legacy". Margie is married, the mother of three children and two step-children, ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, as well as being "Mama" to many motherless ladies. She is the founder of WIGS (Women In God’s Service), a service ministry for Christian women.
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