Grace Café — started in 2009 as a Lenten project — has become a community ecumenical ministry to provide Monday night dinners to those in need. First Church is proud to be one of the 11 Elmhurst churches that sponsors these events. Dinner is offered at our venue two times a year. Volunteers are asked to cook, serve, cleanup, welcome guests, and provide monetary donations for this ministry.
- Monday night dinners are offered twice a month from September through May at different church venues.
- The churches provide the dinner, open to anyone, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm
- Schedules are distributed to the Yorkfield and Immaculate Conception Food Pantries, to the Elmhurst Walk-In Ministry at St. Peter’s UCC and to our own Clothing Center.
The churches are continuing to provide this service to our community in a time of continuing economic stress. Attendance at the Grace Café dinners have increased by as much as 35% each year.