Wednesday Night Live Kitchen Crew
2020-2021 Annual Report
The Wednesday Night kitchen Crew consists of fourteen dedicated members, men and women, who loyally come together to prepare dinners on Wednesday Night in the Fall and early Spring and provide wholesome home-cooked meals for our FPC family. Great fellowship is enjoyed among the Crew members and the diners relish the friendship they experience.
This year’s Covid-19 pandemic has altered our procedures somewhat. We commenced the dinners on September 30, 2020 and provided them weekly, culminating in the traditional Thanksgiving Feast on November 18, 2020. We operated under the pandemic guidelines including social distancing, individual packaging of food items where applicable and the limiting the number of attendees. Diners were asked to make dinner reservations either on-line on the FPC website or phoning the FPC office. We added a drive through/pick-up feature. One could choose to dine on-site or take out. The cost of the dinner remined at $4.00 with exceptions for those over 75 years of age or under 13 years. These meals were gratis. In the fall we served 151 meals. Gluten-free options were available.
The 2021 season began January 13th and will end March 3rd. We will be operating again on the above-described guidelines. Our annual Pancake dinner is scheduled for February 17th.
During the year we have partnered with Fellowship and Discipleship for events e.g., Chili Cook-off, Pumpkin Patch and Youth events and functions.
We have had the privilege to provide food for Family Promise when they were residing with FPC, as well as sharing our excess with Freedom Place. Many meals were sent to homebound members.
Most members of the Kitchen Crew are also members of the Fellowship Ministry Team. We have added two new members this year and welcome any FPC member who would like to join us. We do not have regularly scheduled meetings since we are often together and conduct our business and make our plans during those times. We look forward to the day when we can all be able to sit down together for dinner.
Shirley M. Dukes, Kitchen Crew