Redeemer has a long-standing partnership with nourish.NJ, formerly The Community Soup Kitchen, an ecumenical effort supported by 34 congregations from the greater Morristown area. nourish.NJ provides nutritious meals in a safe, warm, and caring environment, free of charge, to anyone regardless of age, sex, race, financial qualifications, or religious beliefs. Access to community services and resources are also provided to those served in the Soup Kitchen, which also provides opportunities for volunteers to give of themselves in service to others.
Our church serves as the permanent home to nourish.NJ, which operates in Redeemer’s Parish Hall six days each week. Our members also provide leadership and volunteer workers.
To support of nourish.NJ, Redeemer sponsors “Soup Kitchen” teams. Each team has approximately 12 -15 members, who commit to serving 5-6 times a year. Teams are responsible for preparing casseroles, soups, salads, breads, desserts, and drinks for guests.
There are several ways that members of Redeemer participate in this ministry:
- Team Member (12 years & older) – commit to serve 5-6 times a year on a Redeemer team serving after church, 11:30 to 2:00pm on Sundays. Each team usually needs 12 volunteers to serve the 60 – 100 guests who show up for a meal. Our goal is to have 15 members per team to allow flexibility if a few volunteers can’t attend on their assigned Sunday.
- Team Captain – in addition to being a member of one of the Redeemer teams, captains organize and direct the team as well as purchase perishable food items (milk, bread, salad, fruit) for their assigned Sunday. Our goal is to have 2 sets of co-captains on each of the Redeemer teams.
More information: nourish.NJ
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