Hot Dish & Hope

As one of the StepUp ministries, Hot Dish & Hope gives us another opportunity to put our faith into action as we serve dinner and a “measure of hope” to individuals and families in need. Since July 8, 2008, Hot Dish & Hope has served a meal each Tuesday and Thursday in the Mullin Life Center located in the 700 block of S. Greene Street, to guests who arrive between 6-6:30 p.m. Anyone who is hungry is welcome. The meals include a brief program of music and/or a message of God’s love and grace. The event needs volunteers to help serve meals and to provide other support.

To volunteer

To volunteer for Hot Dish & Hope please use this form on StepUp's site.

Serving Dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Become a Hot Dish & Hope leader (training provided) one time a month.
  • Greet and talk with guests, work with the children who are guests, set up, serve meals, assist with clean-up, wash pots and pans in the dishwasher, count guests, facilitate building security.
  • Lead/participate in our opening worship services by providing a brief devotion and/or music (Tuesday or Thursday at 6).

Other Ways to Serve

  • Make a birthday cake for monthly birthday celebrations (first Tuesday).
  • Type up prayer requests, post on the FPC Web site and distribute to groups praying for our guests.
  • Help with special projects, often one-time activities for celebrations, pick up or drop off supplies, etc.

Background Support

  • Make a financial gift to help pay for meals.
  • Honor cards are available for purchase at the First Presbyterian Church reception desk during business hours.
  • Help plant and harvest fresh produce that is used in the kitchen for some of the meals. Contact Ginny Bradsher.

Clothing Closet

StepUp's clothing closet is now a thrift store, located at Golden Gate Village shopping center. The store is called Encore!, and it needs donations of business casual attire for men and women, as well as clothes for children. Please drop off your donations at the store on Mondays or Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store's address is 2222 Golden Gate Drive.