When families are suffering with grief over the loss of a loved one, there is a need for the church family to rally around them and care for them. One way to do this is to offer the family a reception on the day of the memorial service. A gathering of friends and family after a memorial service is another step in the grieving process and recovery. Providing food helps the family feel that their church family is with them, supporting them at a very difficult time.
How does the ministry work?
Because food is being provided by the volunteers at no cost to the grieving family, we will provide the family with three choices of menu:
- Desserts and Drink (Water, Coffee or Tea)
- Finger Sandwiches and Salads
- “Bring a Dish” Pot Luck - This would be open to the Loving Hearts group as well as friends and family of the grieving family
Paper goods, plastic table cloths, etc., are provided by the Loving Hearts Food Ministry.
Receptions for more than 50 people are referred to a caterer in most cases.
Want to be part of this ministry?
Because of the nature of the event, volunteers should be aware that there would probably be a short notification period for food preparation. If you want to help provide food for grieving families' memorial receptions: