This summer and fall, I've had the pleasure of regularly serving dinners to the folks living at Restoration Urban Ministries in Champaign (shout out to my former small groupies for the first time we did this on a regular basis!)
With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, the Wednesday night dinner crew has teamed up with our food pantry at the Vineyard to serve dinners in conjunction with food box (and in December, gifts too) distribution. I love this! It gives us even more time together and bless these families with a meal.
Troy was my very happy helper, as he loved pulling the large garbage can around on its wheels as we cleaned up. He even listened when we told him to stop and took his job very seriously :)
We also had some worship led by the lovely Susan after dinner and before the food box distribution. Many of the kids that were there were so sweet, listening to her sing from the area right in front of the stage. Check out the photo below and you'll see Troy in the red shirt. It was only a matter of time before some of them started crawling up there to get a little bit closer, but this was awfully nice while it lasted :) Can't wait to do it again for Christmas in a few weeks... let me know if you want to come join us!