Food & Garden Ministry
St John’s Food Ministry continues to serve the people of Albuquerque--approximately 500 people per month!--with hot meals prepared in our kitchen. Our Director and Head Chef Tim Nuzum cooks meals that are supplemented by the fresh herbs and produce grown in our garden to feed the food insecure in our community. Organizations we provide meals for include HopeWorks, Community of Hope, and Casa Esperanza.
Do you have a surplus of fresh produce from your garden that you would like to donate to St. John's to feed the hungry? If so, please contact Chef Tim at email@example.com.
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APRIL 16 - Sunday Lunch: Thanksgiving in April Turkey Feast!
Let us continue to give thanks for our Risen Lord! The St. John’s Food Ministry is inviting everyone to a Thanksgiving in April Turkey Feast on Sunday, April 16 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Family Life Center. No reservation required. Just $12 for adults, $6 for ages 12-17, $3 for ages 5-11, and under 5 is free. Give thanks for Food, Fellowship and Fun. A donation basket will be out if you would like to buy a meal for a person experiencing homelessness—we will be taking 180 meals to feed 180 food insecure people at HopeWorks at the end of the month.
Mix And Match Omelet Bar The Last Sunday Each Month
At Omelet Bar: Mix and Match, you get a made-to-order 3 egg or egg white omelet and mix and match the fillings and toppings from a generous selection of meats and veggies, plus you get a piece of toast and a drink, all for just $7! Feed the body and the soul and share in conversation as we eat and have fellowship as one church.
The Omelet Bar is available the last Sunday of each month starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Sonshine Café and is open for all there worship services. The Omelet Bar will take a break in March to accommodate the Lenten Fish Fry, and will resume in April.
Follow the tenant of service expressed by John Wesley: ”Do all the good you can, for as many you can, for as long as you can”
Provide a means for the St. John’s congregation to support the food ministry outreach to those suffering from food insecurity
Encourage congregation and neighborhood (including Zuni Elementary School) in gardening skills and service opportunities
Have a mindset of gratitude and reciprocity for the earth and for the food that it gives us, and we can only feed ourselves and others through participation in that relationship. God takes care of the birds of the air and the lilies of the field. We have faith that God will care for us, but when our actions are in alignment with God’s will, we actively tend the soil and soul to feed those in need physically and spiritually.
What Happens To The Food That Is
Grown In the Garden?
Herbs and vegetables that we harvest from the garden are used in the meals that the Food Ministry prepares for the community. Other than being nutritious and delicious, using produce from our garden helps defray costs, provides the freshest of produce as ingredients to feed the community.
Zuni Elementary is right across from the street from the church, so we are communicating with them to work together on gardening programs this fall.