The apostle Paul writes, “So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Gal. 6:10). Sometimes life situations leave our brothers and sisters in Christ in need of something as simple as a meal. And it is in these opportunities that God’s people must do good “especially to those who are of the household of faith.” And Acts 2:42-47 and 4:32-35 give us a glimpses of what it looked like in the early church to do good to those who are of the household of faith, as that concept relates specifically to caring for one another’s physical needs. While these passages do not function as exact prescriptions for God’s church (i.e., nowhere do those passages command us to live together in exactly the same way they did at that time), we are responsible to love and sacrifice and care for those who are in the household of faith, and are wise to consider the love demonstrated in those two passages as models for the way we ought to fulfill our responsibilities toward one another. Hence, the meal ministry at Sylvania Church.
Who Is Eligible for the Meal Ministry?
What situations may qualify you to receive meals from Sylvania Church? While this is not an exhaustive list, we try to provide meals for Sylvania’s members who are experiencing one or more of the following:
- Birth of a child.
- Serious illness.
- Death of a family member.
- Loss of job.
- Other emergency situations.
If you are in one of these situations, please give us the opportunity to serve and love you during this time. Click here for help.
If you would like to be part of what God is doing in caring for the physical needs of those in his church, particularly as it relates to preparing food/meals for those in need, click here.