A Sanctuary In Time Of Need
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The Sunday Breakfast Program is Friendship House’s oldest and most volunteer-intensive ministry. A Sunday breakfast has been served to the homeless in the parish hall of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew every Sunday for the last fourteen years. The Sunday Breakfast Program currently consisted of twelve church and community sponsors who supplied the required food and volunteers on a rotating basis. Fresh pastry were also donated weekly by Dunkin Donuts. Besides the breakfast teams and two Friendship House staff persons, numerous other volunteers come on Sunday to help out where they are needed and to break bread with homeless friends. Through their generosity and caring, an average of one hundred twenty-five homeless men, women and children not only are fed a hot nourishing breakfast, but are also enabled to begin the Lord’s Day of Rest in fellowship and dignity. The breakfast concludes with an optional chapel service, hosted by parishioners of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew. This service, which averages a weekly congregation of about dozen homeless folks, has served as a wonderful spiritual forum through which joys and sorrows, hope and fears can be shared by the community and lifted in prayer to God.