Every Wednesday night, dinner is served for 200 people at Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Wyoming, Mich. Many of the diners come from apartments near the church.
“The dinners are definitely to help those needing assistance,” said church administrator Laurie Gummere. Attendees say eating meals at a loving, caring place makes them feel like a family, and many say the dinners are often their best meal of the week.
Roger Levering, who started the ministry, said he did it out of compassion. “God has used the dinners to reach out in love to people and help them with other needs. To the people of the community, the Wednesday night dinners are their church.” The dinners are coordinated by Ron Grooters.
The church also provides items such as gloves, scarves, and health and beauty aids after the meal, and in the summer there is a community garden on the church grounds.
The cost of the meals is covered by the church’s budget.
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