Annual Loaves and Fishes dinner is Sept. 6

Sep 02, 2014
Photo by: Donated LOAVES AND FISHES — Jack Ewing serves up catfish to hungry diners.

The United Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church in Waynesville will sponsor its ninth annual Loaves and Fishes Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 in the Christian Growth Center on Tate and Academy streets. Deep fried catfish will be the main entree served with delicious kicked-up baked beans, homemade coleslaw and hush puppies. The meal will be topped off with a drink of choice and a dessert prepared by the women of the church. The youth will bus tables and wait on diners.

Tickets at the door or from the church office are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Patrons can dine in or take out. Those who have an advanced ticket and want to take out can come through the drive through in back of the church on Tate Street and a runner will service drivers. Drinks will not be provided for take-outs.

All profits from Fishes and Loaves are used by the UMM group during the year to help fund several local missions, including missions that local church members are involved in.

ome of the many missions the UMM of FUMC have helped fund are the Back Pack Program at Central Elementary, Open Door, Good Samaritan Clinic, Youth for Christ, WCU Wesley Foundation, Red Bird Mission in rural Kentucky, Big Brothers Big Sisters, ARC, Kairos in the prison ministry, the Gideons and the Kids Advocacy Resource Effort (KARE). Funding is also provided for church missionaries Carrie and Michael Brown for their ministry in Bolivia, known as Kory Wawanaca Children’s Home.

The UMM of FUMC have made donations to each of these ministries over the years but not all every year. Additionally, members of the UMM have actively served in many of these ministries over the years.

Last September, over 650 dinners were served at Loaves and Fishes. The goal this year is to serve over 800 people and fund more local ministries.

Call 508-4550 for more information.

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