I love the concept! Not competing with other restaurants in the area, but, thinking outside the box, working with them in a way that helps everyone involved!
I think it is time for churches to also think outside the box and do something creative, if we wish to survive in this ever-changing world. We need to not see one another as our competitors, but dream of ways we can support one another, help one another, and collaborate with each other. God knows there are enough people in Lakeview who do not connect with any religious institution, and perhaps have even been harmed by one.
I invite us to help me dream ways in which we can reach out to the people of Lakeview, invite them into our community, but do this not exclusively for our church or our denomination, but have a broader vision like the Epic Kitchens. I look forward to your suggestions. Feel free to text me at 815-474-6721 or email them to me.
Please do check out Epic Kitchens and order from them; if you wish - you might even get a discount if you mention Broadway UMC. We plan to build on this relationship and look for ways to support each other.
Also remember we are still collecting, for a couple more weeks, new and gently used items for babies and children: diapers, wipes, onesies, PJ’s, socks etc. at church, for Refugee ONE, and “Cradles to Crayons.” You can drop your donations at church or access Cradles to Crayons Amazon wishlist here.