SUPPER 2016 Expansion

Announcing SUPPER’s 2016 Expansion!

Over the past four years, thanks to outstanding ongoing volunteer efforts, the SUPPER at St. Martin’s program has flourished!

    • Serving 42 guests on February 29, 2012 – and 200 guests at our 4th anniversary celebration on March 9, 2016. Since we opened our doors in 2012, over 9,300 SUPPER guests have been served.
    • Welcoming guests from Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities who then decided to make St. Martin’s their church.
    • Creating a consistent source of food for many food insecure individuals and families.
    • Creating a sense of community for young families, isolated or elderly neighbors and fellow St. Martin’s parishioners, not only because it offers a “free, All-are-welcome, home-cooked meal”, fun and fellowship but because it is lovingly provided by committed SUPPER at St. Martin’s Crew members!
  • In Jarrett’s role as Dean of the Wissahickon Deanery, he has shared the positive impact of the SUPPER at St. Martin’s program with members of the Deanery. Our lead SUPPER evangelist, Debra Roberts then met with several churches.

    After learning the specifics of what is involved, Christ Church & St. Michael’s in Germantown and Grace Epiphany in Mt. Airy are launching SUPPER programs at their churches!

    • On Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 5 p.m., Christ Church & St. Michael’s will launch SUPPER at CC&SM with a chili cook-off. They will offer SUPPER once a month, on the 4th Saturday of every month.  Helen White and Cathy Glazer have been instrumental in helping to bring this congregation on board.
    • Grace Epiphany just received approval from their Vestry and is considering a May 2016 start date for a monthly SUPPER at Grace Epiphany.
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    Both communities provide wonderful opportunities for outreach and fellowship. Over 26% of Germantown residents live in poverty, with 12.8% living in deep poverty. Deep poverty is defined as a family of four living on less than $11,000/year. The community surrounding Mt. Airy includes a mix with retired, elderly individuals, and young families, with many living on fixed incomes and/or limited resources. 

    Both parishes will follow the model that has been created at St. Martin’s:

    • A free, home-cooked meal prepared by parish and community volunteers.
    • Each parish will recruit their own volunteers - but will certainly welcome any volunteer support from St. Martin’s or the broader community.
    • Each program will be marketed as a SUPPER program so that consistent marketing & leadership support can be provided as needed from St. Martin’s staff/SUPPER Crew.
  • Both communities are very excited about the prospect of welcoming SUPPER guests to their churches, expanding fellowship to the Germantown and Mt. Airy communities, and growing their congregations. 

    If you have any questions, or if you are interested in volunteering at either site, please feel free to contact Debra Roberts at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    Summer Sunday Service Schedule: Through September 17, 2017

    8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music

    Regular Sunday Service Schedule: Returns September 24, 2017

    8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
    9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
    10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
    10:15 a.m. worship.together
    Holy Eucharist for families with young children
    11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist

    Other Days

    Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

    We would love to have you join us.

    Location

    This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.


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