by Kristine Weir-Martell
On Saturday, July 8, 2023, Bethel UMC in Elkhorn, WI, hosted a free Community Meal for anyone in need of a little kindness. Bethel is part of a local three-church coalition, along with Sugar Creek Lutheran and St. Patrick's Catholic Church, that organizes and hosts a monthly community-wide meal. Each church takes a Saturday a month to serve as a host. On Saturday, July 8, Bethel was honored to welcome 28 community members who were cared for by 16 Bethel volunteers. The brunch served included egg bakes, quiche, assorted fruits, pasta and spinach salads, homemade breads and muffins, and crowd favorite pumpkin bars and crumb cakes. Guests and volunteers alike had a great time together, sharing food and fellowship.