What Do We Do?
Feed and clothe the poor
We serve a hot meal and offer a worship service each Sunday afternoon that is attended primarily by the urban poor and homeless. We also distribute clothing to those who need it. Once a month we have a case worker from Presbyterian Urban Ministries who provides IDs and counselling.
Provide help to seniors
We distribute supplemental food bags once a month to low-income seniors and needy veterans. The recipients come primarily from the three large low-cost housing units that are within a few blocks of First Presbyterian Church.
Provide service opportunities
We provide a valuable service to churches, ministries, and other organizations by offering a dynamic, structured, and safe environment in which to volunteer and serve those in need. Our volunteers come from church youth groups, Boy Scout troops, service clubs, high schools, international students, Bible Study groups, etc.
We gather weekly for a Practical discipleship class with an emphasis on helping the homeless and others become committed lifelong followers of Jesus Christ through the study of Scripture and its practical application. Food is served after the study.
In Addition: We assist needy individuals in their job searches and offer valuable work experience and references through on-going volunteer opportunities. We also offer on-going pastoral care and counseling with a focus on re-uniting fragmented families, restoring broken relationships, and establishing a life committed to purpose.
Why Do We Do It?
Relationship based evangelism and discipleship are at the heart of all we do. We aim to proclaim the good news of salvation through Christ; to help homeless believers and others in seeking a biblically ordered life; and to become more deeply committed disciples ourselves. We desire to bring God glory as we work to build and expand Christ's kingdom.
What Can You Do?
Come volunteer with us on a Sunday or on the second Saturday of each month. To find information about volunteering click on the link Volunteer
Pray for Our Guests
Each Sunday we have volunteers who go around to the tables, pray with our guests, and collect their prayer requests. These requests are distributed to those who would like to pray for our guests during the week. If you would like to be added to our list of prayer warriors, go to our Contact
page and submit your name and email address.
We can use your financial support. To learn about the different ways that you can donate money to Ladle click on the link Donate Money.
We always need more clothing, especially men's. Maybe you or your group could organize a clothing drive to benefit Ladle. To find out the most needed items and to obtain additional information click on the link Donate Goods
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open-handed toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.