St. Johns Parish Church Johns Island SC

Feeding the Multitude 2021

14th Annual Feeding of the Multitude. Nov 20 12 - 3 p.m.

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We are pleased to announce that we have 25 churches working together to put on the 14th Annual Feeding of the Multitude on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 12 Noon to 3 PM on Walton Hall Grounds. We have lifted up the Feeding to the Holy Spirit and trust that He will once again, make it all come together. Our goal is that our guests will be fed spiritually as well as physically. We have many families struggling to make ends meet, and we want to help them and share the love of Jesus Christ. Please continue to pray for another wonderful event and a pretty day

Our goal is to feed 5000 people with 1200 bags of food and 900 turkeys plus 200 plated meals for the home-bound.

We will provide:

  1. Drive through pick-up of bags of groceries to feed a Thanksgiving meal to a family of 4 and a 10-12 lb. frozen turkey.   
  2. Homebound cooked meals provided for true home-bound people who have no transportation or ability to cook their own meals.
  3. Prayer Teams via Facebook live stream or private telephone call in line. We will also have our prayer chain.
  4. Feeding our Multitude of Pets.  We continue to offer free pet food and spaying/neutering education, thanks to our partners, Pet Helpers and Charleston Animal Society.

Prayers for the Feeding of the Multitude

Be sure to check in to the St. John’s Facebook page and send in any prayer requests.  We will have ministers and laypeople leading 30 minute prayer sessions from 12 Noon to 3 PM.  There is also a phone line for private call in prayer.  If you would like to volunteer to be a prayer warrior,  contact Meemee Williams  cricketwill@yahoo.com 843-513-8886 or Ame Holcombe ameholcombe@gmail.com  864-505-8267

Please email any prayer requests to Ame or Meemee to be included on our prayer chain that we will drape around the cross during the Feeding.  This will contain prayers from all church members, representing our united belief and trust in Jesus Christ.  The prayers are transcribed into a document and prayed during the Feeding.

Neighborhood Collections for Feeding the Multitude

The Feeding of the Multitude is planned and put on by volunteers from 25 local area churches. We are still collecting donations.

What can you do to help?
  1. Pray for a successful, Spirit-led Feeding, so that many people are fed both spiritually and physically.  Pray for another beautiful rain-free day.
  2. Commit to donating a bag of food or being a Neighborhood Captain (getting your neighbors, co-workers, small groups, etc.) to donate bags.  
  3. See the attached Neighborhood Captain Letter that provides more information

We prayerfully request that our able neighbors contribute the following:
• 2 lb. bag of rice
• 1 x 14-18 oz. can/jar or 2 packets of turkey gravy
• 2 x 14-16 oz. cans of green beans
• 2 x 14-16 oz. can of yams or sweet potatoes
• 1 box of stove top stuffing
• 1 x 14-16 oz. can of cranberry sauce or dressing
• 1 box of (just-add-water or milk) biscuit mix. (Not buttermilk). Check in the pancake/syrup aisle. If you can’t find, just omit this item or include rolls with expiration date after 11/25.
•   bag/box of pre-packaged, store-bought cookies (not bakery, which have short dating)

Because of grocery store shortages, we recommend shopping early.

Bag Drop off times at Walton Hall, St, Johns Parish are:
  • Thurs, 11/18  3:45-7:45 PM  
  • Friday, 11/19  10-1 PM

Volunteers:
We need volunteers for:
  • Traffic management (9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 11a.m. -  3 p.m.)
  • Greeters to talk with people waiting in car lines and offer prayer (10 a.m. - 12p.m.)
  • Strong men or women to help load turkeys into cars (11 a.m. -  3 p.m.)
  • Phone Prayer Team Call in-line  volunteers  (from your home)

If you prefer to make a contribution to help pay for the food, please write a check payable to St. John's Parish Church. On the Memo line, write “Feeding of the Multitude” and mail to PO Box 125, Johns Island, SC 29457.
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