Funeral Lunch/Dinner Ministry
As part of our service to the bereaved, All Saints provides (at a modest cost) a lunch following funerals. These meals are made possible by our Funeral Lunch & Dinner Ministry, which is made up of many parishioners serving as Team Leaders, Team Callers, Workers, Food Donors, and Clean Up Crew.
Are You Being Called To Serve?
Many, many parishioners are the helping hands behind serving meals to the bereaved and their families at a time when even the simplest meal is so very welcomed. All Saints is very grateful to those serving in this ministry.
When a funeral is scheduled, callers go to the roster and contact Workers, Food Donors, and Clean Up Crew. Notice is usually short, but the work is very manageable. Those who have benefited from this have spoken of how nice it is to be able to gather with loved ones at the time of a loss. This is truly a ministry of compassion and healing.
There are three teams that take turns serving at funeral lunches / dinners. Typically, we are averaging 3-4 funerals a month and most of them have a meal after the funeral. Typically, a meal will run from about 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm. Set ups can begin as early as 8:30 am and clean ups can take anywhere from 1-2 hours.
- TEAM CO-LEAD – Team One (This is a co-leadership position – especially helpful when Lead is out of town or unavailable. Again, all training is provided.)
- TEAM CLEAN UP - All Teams (This is a NEW POSITION for all teams. Requirements for this job would be stamina, strength and an acceptance of dishpan hands! 2-3 on duty would work the best so talk to your buddies (Men?) about volunteering with you!)
- FOOD DONORS - No expertise is needed for any of this work – just the desire to serve the Lord and the grieving in a very practical way.
Parish Contact : Mary Asp at (952) 469-9479.