In 2012, a family in Mt. Airy gained needed respite from SUPPER at St. Martin’s. This family of four came to three SUPPERs as the program was just being launched.
The break from preparing dinner was enormously helpful to a family with two ‘tweens’ and two busy, working parents. The gluten- and dairy-free vegetarian menus were a gift, as this family tries to live lightly on the earth and has health problems related to diet.
Also, while both parents work, one is seriously under-employed, and finances are a growing problem. Finally, the family’s dearest value is outstanding education for their children. The parents would go without food themselves to secure their children’s educational future. Therefore, a disproportionate amout of their income goes to education, leaving evenings out as a very occasional treat.
These SUPPER outings were especially enjoyable for every member of the family, providing warm and lively social visits with a number of neighbors and family friends.
SUPPER at St. Martin’s gladdened the lives of this family.
“Walking home from Grace Epiphany Church last night after SUPPER, I was on a bit of a high, just thinking about how exciting it was to give so many different people an opportunity to get to know each other.
The two women who came all the way from North Philadelphia really moved me. Every day, they travel from one church to another for their meals. What is really amazing is that they were so appreciative and happy to be welcomed at Grace Epiphany. Hard to imagine when life has been so unkind to them that they are still so gracious.
Thank you for introducing me to this amazing community! I look forward to volunteering again at SUPPER at Grace Epiphany!”
- SUPPER Crew Member at Grace Epiphany
“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Our entire family looks forward to SUPPER at Grace Epiphany! The food is delicious and our girls love being able to pick out their own desserts.
SUPPER also helps because at the end of the month, we rarely have extra money. SUPPER lets us all get out of the house, enjoy a great free meal, and meet our neighbors. It’s perfect!”
- SUPPER Guest at Grace Epiphany
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
Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.
We would love to have you join us.
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.