The Neighborhood Table

The Neighborhood Table

Our next GPC mission service event at the Neighborhood Table will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.

The Neighborhood Table, founded and organized as a part of the Roots of Faith Ministry, is a free community dinner in Sharpsburg. It is not a soup kitchen or a handout, but a place for the Sharpsburg community to gather to support, encourage, and serve one another in the name of Jesus Christ. GPC members and friends serve dinners there to approximately 100-150 people on the second Thursday of every month.

We are thankful for the many people who are working together to help feed hungry people in our local communities. The Giant Eagle Express in Harmarville is excited to be working with GPC in this ministry and to know that their food is helping others. GPC in turn is thankful to our team leaders Larry and Cindy Bock, Diana and Henry Long, our many volunteers, the GPC Deacons, and the GPC Mission and Outreach Ministry who gave monetary donations.

Secondly, we’d like to thank Duane McDonough, who recently stepped down as the coordinator, for helping to establish this special mission with the Neighborhood Table and coordinating the monthly dinners for many years. If you volunteered at a dinner, you would see Duane greeting all the volunteers, giving out jobs, and offering a prayer to get everyone started. After that, you would see Duane talking to the community members who were there for the dinner. Duane would talk to everyone!

Finally, we are thankful that God is guiding us.  Being a Christian brings with it the duty and the privilege of a lifetime of service. Service allows us to practice doing what Jesus would do. It connects us to those we serve and gives us a kind of satisfaction that self-interest can never offer.

How can you help? Consider volunteering as a server.  We meet at Roots of Faith Ministry for the Neighborhood Table in Sharpsburg (800 Main Street, Sharpsburg, PA 15215) at 5:30 PM and leave at 7:15 PM. We need about 12 to 16 people each month to help with the dinner. We welcome all who are interested in greeting, meeting, serving, and eating with our neighbors in Sharpsburg.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Larry or Cindy Bock.  Thanks!