When we’re struggling, we want to know that someone cares. When a person or family is experiencing loss, illness, hardship, stress, or the joy of welcoming a new child into the family, it’s a great opportunity to show them that we recognize their need, we care, and we’re taking action. One of the simplest ways to bless people is to provide meals. We all have to eat right?
The Cornerstone Meals Ministry is made up of people who are willing to cook (or order take out) and deliver meals to those who need them. Recipients can expect to receive somewhere between 6-10 meals over the course of a few weeks. Not only does it help financially, but it also means less shopping, cooking, and cleaning for the recipient. Usually recipients are people within Cornerstone who have experienced one of the following:
- The birth of a child
- The death of a family member
- Illness, hospitalization, rehab
- The loss of a job
- Any situation where a delivered meal might provide relief
Meals are an easy way to bless someone and show them that people care. The idea here, however, is NOT that a ministry team takes the place of people naturally caring for one another. Our hope is that, as you become more and more connected by building relationships at Cornerstone, you are naturally caring for others, and others are caring for you. The Meals Ministry should supplement an organic culture of caring for one another. What’s great is that when we’re truly connected and living life with other people, we can recognize needs beyond meals, such as helping with housework, babysitting, giving gifts, and more.
As Cornerstone grows, it’s becoming more difficult to recognize people’s needs. If you’ve experienced the birth of a baby, a death in the family, a serious health issue, a job loss, or anything similar, please let us know. We love blessing people this way and we want to help! Sometimes people won’t submit their own needs. So if you know of someone who could use some help, please let us know.