2016

Community Meals

 

On behalf of the Community Meal volunteers and participants, we would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the St. Michael Altar Guild and the St. Michael Men's Club for

their generous monetary donations to support future Community Meals. THANK YOU!

                  

Click HERE to learn more about our Community Meal Ministry.

DECEMBER 15, 2016

Seventy hardy souls braved one of the coldest evenings of the season to attend our December Community Meal, and were rewarded with a smorgasbord of hot soups, crusty bread, and Christmas cookies, served with fellowship, and holiday cheer. There were even two surprise visitors from the North Pole!

OCTOBER  27, 2016

Homemade meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans, along with a variety of seasonal desserts, was the perfect autumn meal for our Community guests.

 

(The meatloaf was such a hit, we’ve had many requests for the recipe and we are happy to share it. Click HERE.)

AUGUST 25, 2016

Can't go wrong with pizza and ice cream, and when bounty from the garden is added to the menu, the result is another successful Community Meal with 112 guests in attendance.  Many thanks to parishioner Mike Naffah (Inner Circle Pizza) for his generous donation of pizzas.

Christy's beautiful table settings make every meal special.

Getting everything ready.
Getting everything ready.
Pizza for supper!
Pizza for supper!

A generous donation provided by Naffah's Inner Circle Pizza.

Lots of prep behind the scenes.
Lots of prep behind the scenes.
Happy servers getting ready to go!
Happy servers getting ready to go!
Waiting. . .
Waiting. . .
Pete welcomes our guests.
Pete welcomes our guests.
Bounty from the garden.
Bounty from the garden.

JUNE 30, 2016

With Independance Day just around the corner, a summer picnic was the perfect theme for our June Community Meal. Hot dogs with all the trimmings, salads galore, fruit cups, watermelon, pies, cookies, and more, made for a buffet table laden with summer favorites.

Celebrating Independence Day
Celebrating Independence Day
Watermelon!
Watermelon!
Plating desserts
Plating desserts
Busy in the kitchen
Busy in the kitchen
Dogs and more dogs
Dogs and more dogs
Salad sides
Salad sides
Condiments are ready
Condiments are ready
Ready to serve
Ready to serve
Meal prayer and announcements
Meal prayer and announcements

APRIL 28, 2016

Country ribs were on the menu at the April Community Meal. It turned out to be a rib cook off for the volunteer chefs, but the winners were the 100+ guests who enjoyed a hearty meal with a variety of side dishes and desserts.

February 25, 2016

Hearty chili and fixin's was the perfect meal on a cold and snowy February evening as 90 guests celebrated the 2nd Anniversary of the St. Michael Community Meal where hospitality is free-of-charge to all, bringing us together as a community to nourish body, mind, and spirit.

Community Meal 2nd Anniversary.
Community Meal 2nd Anniversary.
Tables are set and ready.
Tables are set and ready.
Every party needs balloons.
Every party needs balloons.
Pete addresses the crowd.
Pete addresses the crowd.
Chili is ready to serve.
Chili is ready to serve.
Final preparations.
Final preparations.
Almost ready.
Almost ready.
Finishing touches.
Finishing touches.
Coffee is brewed.
Coffee is brewed.
Let's get started.
Let's get started.
Choices, choices.
Choices, choices.
Homemade cornbread.
Homemade cornbread.
Now the party is in full swing.
Now the party is in full swing.