“Sunday Dinner”

A Dinner for Those In Need
Sunday, Nov. 14, 2-21
4:00-6:00 pm | WSUMC Parking Lot

The Sunday Dinner team of Washington Street United Methodist Church (WSUMC) will hold a socially distanced, Sunday Dinner—A Dinner for Those In Need on Sunday, November 14 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the parking lot of the church. The church, located on the corner of Washington and Bull Streets in downtown Columbia, has been holding its Sunday Dinner for over five years. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the church has moved this event outdoors to help prevent any spread of Covid 19. In prior years, the Sunday Dinner has been held inside in the church’s social hall. Team members and volunteers would serve and dine with guests providing not only food but fellowship. 

This year, volunteers from the church and the community will be helping to serve guests a to-go-style meal of baked potatoes, chili, cornbread, salad, dessert, and drink. The Sunday Dinner Team is also collecting donations of cold-weather gear such as gloves, scarves, coats, jackets, sweaters, or other winter clothing. The community is encouraged to donate to this worthy cause. The church will be accepting donations between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on weekdays through November 13. You may drop off your donation just inside the Bull Street entrance.

Masks and social distancing will be required by all in attendance. This mission, normally known in the community as the Sunday Dinner, is an outreach of the Sunday Dinner Mission Team of WSUMC. The Sunday Dinner was modeled after “Welcome Table,” a ministry of the Haywood Street United Methodist Mission in Asheville, North Carolina. Through this program, WSUMC has continued to break down barriers and extend the family of God to its neighbors as a meal is shared. 

Feeding those in need continues to be an important mission of WSUMC. During the week, WSUMC’s Soup Cellar still provides a daily lunch for those in need in our community. On average, the Soup Cellar feeds between 95 to 125 people each weekday. The Soup Cellar is open 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Monday-Friday on the Marion Street side of the church. Meals are free to anyone in need and are available for take-out only at this time. 


Volunteers are needed to both help with the event, as well as to bake cookies or brownies to serve our guests.

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