Feb. 17 – Berkley First Empty Bowls Drive Through Fundraiser

Feb. 17 – Berkley First Empty Bowls Drive Through Fundraiser

Berkley First UMC, located at 2820 12 Mile Road in Berkley, Michigan, continues to look for ways to further its mission and connect needs with resources in the community. On Feb. 17 they will host a drive-through Empty Bowls event to help broaden the efforts of another church community.

Their sister campus, Birmingham First, has a tradition of doing an Empty Bowls soup supper along with Ash Wednesday services.  Like so many other events this year, that event has been re-envisioned.  Information about the event in Birmingham can be found at:  fumcbirmingham.org/empty-bowls.

“Surrounded by many wonderful ‘Mom and Pop’ restaurants, we wanted to support local restaurants while also raising funds for hunger,” Pastor Zack explained

“So many of them have had empty seats for such a long time, we figured this would be a great opportunity to invest in the community.  We’re grateful to partner with Country Oven, Berkley Common, Bagger Dave’s and The Lunch Cafe to put on this event.”

Cars can drive through the Berkley First parking lot located behind the Rite Aid, 2990 12 Mile Road, on Ash Wednesday, February 17th between 4:30 and 7:00 p.m.  In addition to picking up a quart of soup and making a donation to help feed hungry people, Pastors Zack and Rachael Dunlap will be distributing communion elements and custom-made ashen cross temporary tattoos.  There will even be activities for kids to take home.

Reservations are not required; everyone in the community is invited to come and join in this effort.

Submitted by Pastor Zack Dunlap and Judy Lowery

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