A Call for Volunteers and Staff Leaders

On Feb 19th, 2008, the House of Manna will be opening its doors and providing nutritious meals for families for the first time. The plan is to provide dinner meals every Tuesday and Thursday, as well as a lunchtime meal on the last Saturday of every month. However, in order to do this volunteers will be needed: about 5 or 6 persons per meal. Of course, Elijah’s Promise’s Director of Volunteers, Diana Lapp, will be soliciting volunteers from the large pool of folks who call for such opportunities from all over. If you wish to offer your services, please call her at this number: 732-545-9002. ext. 117.

Nevertheless, we hope that our members will also feel called to participate, especially since we are giving up our regular Friday evening at the soup kitchen in lieu of volunteering at the House of Manna. Therefore, even if you are just interested in finding out about how the House of Manna will be working, or, more importantly, if you plan to volunteer, please attend the Orientation evening planned for February 12th at 5:30 pm.

In any case, here is a brief job description for volunteers:

☛ About 5 – 6 volunteers are needed for Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 – 7 pm; and the last Saturday of each month from 11 am -  1:30 pm
☛ A Staff Leader will need to come in approximately a half hour earlier than the rest in order to put the food into the ovens for re-heating. There will be no food preparation on premise. All food will be prepared and brought in from Elijah’s Promise.
☛ Volunteers will have to set up tables and chairs, placemats and place settings.
☛ The warmed food will be put into bowls, which will be served family-style at each table.
☛ After the meals, there will be the clearing of the tables, wash up and clean up.

If you have any questions, please send me an email or give me a phone call.

About Susan Kramer-Mills

Susan Kramer-Mills' journey as a pastor has led her to a variety of places. Before attending McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago she was a Volunteer-in-Mission for two years West Berlin, Germany. After returning to the United States and graduating from seminary, she returned with her husband Hartmut to Germany. From 1990 to 1992 she was campus chaplain and registrar at Naumburg Seminary in former East Germany. With the closing of the seminary she assumed the pastorate for the yoked congregations of Stoessen, Goerschen and Rathewitz in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. At the same time she taught Religious Instruction at two public elementary schools until 1998. During this time she was assigned six additional congregations to the original three. In 1998, she received a call as Associate Pastor to Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She served in that position until 2000, when she and her husband accepted a call as co-pastors to First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Since April 1, 2004, Rev. Kramer-Mills has also been working part-time as Classis Minister to the Classis of New Brunswick.
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