Community Meals: The Welcome Table
Please join us monthly for the free Community Supper! Meals are served every fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. The meal includes main and side dishes, coffee and tea, and dessert.
The members of UUSG have long provided food for Gardner's needy by donating nonperishables at our worship service each Sunday. In 2013, UUSG decided to go further by renovating our kitchen so that we could serve free meals to the needy of the Greater Gardner Community. The renovation was completed, mostly by members of the church, in the fall of 2014, and the first “Welcome Table” community meal was served on October 28, 2014.
Since the beginning, the Gardner Rotary Club has been a tremendous help by sponsoring meals, providing financial support, and by Rotarians who volunteer at the meals. Many Gardner restaurants have also supported the Welcome Table, including the Gardner Ale House which donates salad and bread for every meal.
At every Sunday service, we recite our Affirmation together. It begins, “Love is the spirit of this church, and service its law...” It is with this spirit of love that we serve our community.
The supper is free. Donations are gratefully accepted to support the Welcome Table.