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Hospitality Initiative: Committee Members

  • Mary A.
  • Susan M.
  • Gail R.
  • Mary-Jane M.
  • Doug C.
  • Evelyn S.
  • Larry M.
  • Marv A.
  • Shirley B.
  • Wilma M.

Harvest Festival

For the past three years our Hospitality initiative has participated in the City of Cambridge Market vendors Harvest Festival, the last Saturday morningof October. We have provided cupcakes for children, free of charge, which they decorate appropriately. In past years we have had up to one hundred children from the community participating in this event. Soup’n’Share Hospitality members welcome those new to the church, along with long-time members into their homes  for an informal evening of fellowship over a bowl of soup and dessert. These events are hosted approximately four times a year and are a great way of getting to know the congregation better.

Soup recipe from the November 22 event

BRUNSWICK STEW

Served by Susan Martin at Soup'N'Share, Nov. 22, 2013

Ingredients

  • 3 strips thick sliced bacon diced
  • 2 C chopped onion
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 3 Cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 28oz can diced tomatoes with juice 
  • 1 C chopped cooked chicken (you can use leftover rotisserie chicken or just roast some thighs/breasts as  I did --- then cut up into small pieces)
  • 1 C ketchup
  • ½ C brown sugar (I used less and it was plenty sweet)
  • ¼ C yellow or Dijon (which I used) mustard
  • ¼  C  Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼  C  cider vinegar
  • 1 T (I used less) tabasco sauce
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 cups lima beans  (I did one small can of drained white kidney beans and one cup of lima)
  • 2 cups corn kernels

Cooking Instructions

Saute bacon in a large pot until crisp. Add onion and garlic, sauté until onion begins to soften – about 4 minutes Deglaze pot with broth, scraping up browned bits.  Add tomatoes with juice and simmer 25-35 minutes. Stir in chicken, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, vinegar, tabasco and lemon juice.  Bring stew to a summer, cook for another 20-30 minutes. Add lima (and/or white kidney) beans and corn, simmer another 10 minutes or so.  ENJOY!

Ongoing initiatives

“Wesley Cares”, look for a pink card in the pews where you may request a prayer, or indicate any spiritual concerns you have. Leave your card in the  collection plate when completed.

Welcome Package

Newcomers are encouraged to complete a yellow card, found in the pews, with information about themselves. Completed cards may redeemed for a free apple dumpling for each family member when turned in at the Apple Corps Café on Saturday morning along with a welcoming letter and brochure about Wesley Church and our congregation.

Coffee and Conversation rotation

The Hospitality Initiative co-ordinates the various church groups who are responsible for preparing coffee and tea to serve following the Sunday morning service, and lemonade in the summer time.

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Wesley United Church

6 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, ON
N1R 3R6

Office Hours
Tuesday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone

519-621-6060

Sunday Services

Beginning at 10:30am

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