Members of the Chester Presbyterian Church want to feed the community, and starting Tuesday, Oct. 6 Grace Café will open its doors from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. serving single guests and families a good solid meal. Grace Café is located in the church’s community room on the east side of their building located at the corner of West Hundred and Osborne roads.
“It was an overwhelming decision of our congregation to serve the community with a weekly community meal,” Dr. Gordon B. Mapes III, pastor at Chester Presbyterian Church. “We were seeing a need for some type of response to poverty. Bermuda District has a poverty issue. There are busy adults with busy families and we saw more opportunity for fellowship over a meal.”
Singles, seniors, families and the homeless are all welcome to come by the church for a hot meal. Church members have formed five cook teams (mostly men) responsible for preparing the meals which will be cooked at the church. They will rotate each week and are responsible for not only cooking the meal but purchasing the items for the meal. “Each team will do something different,” said Pastor Mapes. “We served 89 in a field test a few weeks ago and had some food left over.”
Mark your schedules for each Tuesday and know that from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m., you can take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy a hot nutritious meal at Grace Café located at Chester Presbyterian Church, 3424 W. Hundred Rd. Chester. For more information, call 748-4636 or visit chesterpres.org.