Disciples Christian Church at the Homeless Stand Down
For the fifth straight year, Disciples Christian Church provided lunch as part of the Homeless Stand Down at Cleveland's Masonic Auditorium. Organized by HandsOn Northeast Ohio, the Homeless Stand Down provides boots, coats, mini checkups, podiatry services, haircuts and professional-quality portraits to the needy of Greater Cleveland.
On Sunday, Jan. 22, approximately 50 members of Disciples Christian Church traveled to the Masonic Auditorium to prepare and serve lunch to the estimated 800 people in attendance. Church members served lasagna and salad, provided by the Cleveland Foodbank, and cookies and brownies made by congregants. Bonnie Goldner, outreach cochair, organized the volunteers and food delivery for the event.
Because the event coincided with Sunday services, Reverend Kristine Eggert blessed the participating congregants at the contemporary service at 9 a.m., after which people carpooled downtown to help serve the lunch. Members who usually attend the 11 a.m. traditional service also participated.
This is just one of the many ministries of Disciples Christian Church. For more information about the church, call 216-382-5344 or visit the church’s website www.discipleschristian.org.
Ron Werman is an elder of Disciples Christian Church.