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On October’s Serving Sunday at Christ Church, Seabrook Hall was transformed into workstations where 600 volunteers packed 151,632 meals for Stop Hunger Now. These healthy and sustainable meals will be sent to our partner in Zambia—Mercy Ministries—to help the community of Chainda, a community of more than 40,000 people who all in some way have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

Imagine that half are children, many who do not know if they will have a meal each day, much less any chance for an education or a brighter future.

Christ Church made an intentional decision to stand in that gap with Christ Feeds. The food will offer nourishment to the HIV-affected community and more than 350 children served by the local school.

“Christ calls us to give and serve, and I love the fact that we’re doing this today in worship,” said CUMC member Mark Forrester as he filled packages with rice during his regular worship service time.

The day also included a Serving & Engagement Fair with ways to get involved in our church, community and around the world. If you missed the Serving & Engagement Fair, tables will still be set up for one more week! Visit Holy Grounds for information about our local and global partners, or the hallway outside of the Parlor to find your place to serve within the church. Unable to make it this Sunday? All information is online at or!

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