Disciples Christian Church at Homeless Stand Down

Trish Burton, Kim McFarlin and Pastor Kristine Eggert at the Homeless Stand Down.

For the third year, Disciples Christian Church provided a mid-day meal as part of Homeless Stand Down in downtown Cleveland. Organized by InterAct Cleveland, Homeless Stand Down provided boots, coats, mini checkups, podiatry services, haircuts and professional quality portraits to the needy of Greater Cleveland.

On Feb. 28, around 50 members of the church traveled to the Cleveland Convention Center to prepare lunch for 800 people. Members donated meatloaf, cookies and brownies, with additional food provided by the Cleveland Foodbank. Food was cooked and reheated, meals were served, silverware was rolled, and brownies and cookies were bagged. Youth from the church helped those needing assistance in getting meals to their tables.

The Rev. Kristine Eggert, senior minister at Disciples Christian Church, helped serve the meal and led a brief worship service for the volunteers. Elders of the church made certain that the Sunday service back at Disciples Christian Church ran smoothly, with elder Lauren Wicks providing the message of the morning.

For more information about Disciples Christian Church and its tradition of community service, call 216-382-5344 or visit the Web site, www.discipleschristian.org.

Ron Werman is an elder of Disciples Christian Church.

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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 6:34 PM, 03.22.2010