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Take and bake

Iowa congregation's ministry offers fellowship during food preparation

Just in time for busy fall schedules, St. Peter Lutheran Church, Grimes, Iowa, helps families by offering its "Take and Bake Ministry." Since 2009 the church has invited members to gather to make healthy dinners that they take home to be served on a busy evening.

casseroleEvery other month, St. Peter offers a menu and time for meal assembly. Each participating person or family gives a donation, which covers the cost of supplies and extra meals for those in the congregation or community who may be going through difficult times.

In addition to the meals, organizer Beth Wickman says working as a team on preparation, assembly and cleanup is a great time for conversation and support. For more information, contact Wickman by email.


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