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Bowls And Blessings

Bowls and Blessings

Last updated on February 24th, 2021

Continues in the new year 2021… Hot, homemade soup-to-go Mondays and Thursdays, 12 pm until 1 pm or when we run out. Contact our president Iris at president@martinluther.ca to help.

We thank our fellow soup-makers, servers and supporters for the many blessings that have been shared:
Eastern Synod Mission Grant
Mimico Presbyterian Church
Mimico Baptist Church
Stonegate Ministry
Wesley Mimico United Church
Paris Bakery
Plus the many neighbours and friends who have donated in countless ways


Origin story:

It all began in my grandmother’s kitchen 50 years ago when the love for eating soup was born. I later learned how to make soup for my own family and friends. One day in the fall, as I was making soup for the umpteenth time, thinking about a mission possibility of the Martin Luther Church during COVID time, when my daughter walked into the kitchen saying: “You sure love making soup.”

“Yes!” I thought. “That is it: Making soup, feeding people who need warmth and a good homemade meal.” An hour later a rough idea was sketched on a piece of paper. A week later all research into guidelines and was done and a preliminary application to the Eastern Synod Mission Fund for funding was filled out. Within a month church council had agreed to the overall endeavor and the funding application.

Biodegradable bowls and spoons were ordered, volunteers were signed up and the first bowl of soup was ladled out in front of the Martin Luther Church doors on the first of December 2020.

From December 1 to 24, 2020 over 250 liters of soup was served. We are grateful to nearby Mimico Bagel who supports our food ministry, neighbours who donated funds, individual sized bottles of hand sanitizer, bread and fruit, warm winter coats, boots and masks (“Masks for Good”) for distribution and most of all to all our volunteers who cooked and dared to stand outside in any weather to bring soup and blessings to the neighbourhood.

-Iris Schweiger, President, Church Council

2020 Bowls and Blessings Dec 1 to 24 in front of church 2020 Bowls and Blessings Dec 1 to 24 in front of church

 

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