By Andrew Edwards
Feeding the soul, feeding the mind, and feeding the stomach.
Those are the words that Janet Krantz, Pastor of Robinson Springs United Methodist, said to describe the efforts of the Christ Community Café.
The Café is an event that is held throughout the year that is hosted with different churches and organizations in Millbrook.
On November 19th, the event was hosted by Millbrook First United Methodist, who supplied over 300 beneficiaries of the W.E.L.C.O.M.E. Center with turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, and clothing – of which they had received from an earlier coat drive. There were over 20 turkeys, an assortment of pies, rolls, and other foods for everyone to enjoy.
Also, in attendance was St. Michael and All Angels’ Episcopal Church, Robinson Springs United Methodist, Coosada Baptist, and Millbrook Baptist – all of which helped out during the event in various ways.
“We want everyone here to eat and fellowship,” said Robinson Springs and W.E.L.C.O.M.E. Center board member Janet Krantz. “This is such a cool event because it allows us to truly serve people. Not just with the food, but spiritually as well. We have several churches here of different denominations, so it gives individuals of all churches an opportunity to come together as one under Jesus Christ.”
The Christ Café likes to encourage prayer during these events and decided, for the first time, to set up a special chapel next to the food where beneficiaries and church members alike could go and send prayer requests.
“It’s not just a chance to come and eat and fellowship, it’s an opportunity to become closer to Jesus Christ and embrace everything that He has given us. We wanted to set up this chapel because we felt like it would benefit everyone here by giving them a voice,” said Krantz.
As people ate, prayed, and shared stories with one another, Millbrook First United Methodist Members handed out goody bags – which contained candy and other items for the families to take home and enjoy.
The Christ Community Café has served the Millbrook area for years and will continue to do so for many years to come. We thank them for all of their hard-work and dedication to this community.