Medina churches kick off Lenten lunches this week

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 23 February 2020 at 2:39 pm

MEDINA – Lenten lunches at the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street will begin Feb. 27, hosted by the Medina Area Association of Churches.

Ecumenical in nature, the lunches are prepared by a different church each week.

MAAC has been sponsoring the lunches at the Presbyterian Church every Thursday during Lent for many years. Lunches begin at noon, followed by hymns and a short, meaningful reflection. They are done by 1 p.m. to accommodate those who have to go back to work.

This year, speakers will explore the theme of “Suffering and Sacrifice,” according to Jim and Barb Hancock, members of MAAC.

Everyone is invited to stop in and share a meal and fellowship. Take-outs are also available.

The first meal on Feb. 27 will be chicken casserole, prepared by the First Presbyterian Church. March 5 will be spaghetti and sauce prepared by Holy Trinity Parish. March 12 will be pulled pork prepared by Alabama Full Gospel Church. March 19 will be beef-on-weck prepared by the First Baptist Church. March 26 will be sloppy joes prepared by the Methodist Church of Abundant Harvest (Millville and Knowlesville). The final meal April 2 will be chili prepared by Oak Orchard Assembly of God.

There is a suggested donation of $5 per meal, with all proceeds going to Orleans County Meals on Wheels and Crop Walk.

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