What is Dinner Church?
Circle City Dinner Church is a movement of the Holy Spirit for planting a new worshiping community on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. It is a part of the initiative of the Presbyterian Church (USA) to develop innovative ways of birthing new communities that are more effective in reaching out and making disciples in a changing, more diverse culture. It has the hope of calling together a racially and culturally diverse people to form a worshiping community that can positively impact the Near Eastside.
Weekly Dinner Church Services
Westminster Neighborhood Services
Volunteers arrive Wednesdays at 5:30. Dinner served at 6:00
"At dinner church, people will be welcomed like valued family, eat perhaps the best meal of their week, laugh together, and hear the great stories of Jesus."
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The Joy of Giving
“But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11
The Christmas Season helps lift our spirits and encourage us after a very difficult year with the pandemic, economic shutdown, high unemployment, racial injustice, and election chaos. This past year has had a lot of Bad News. The Good News is the Great Joy that we are given from Christ, who came to earth as God Immanuel, God With Us. If God is with us, we can overcome all discouragement and despair.
The joy of the Lord is our vaccine against the virus of discouragement. I learned to overcome negativity when I realized that if I praised God, I couldn’t be negative. This is a biblical principle. Getting my eyes off myself and my problems puts my attention on God and on others. This leads to joy. This is the joy that guards our hearts when we find life is difficult and exhausting. When we give ourselves to God and to others, we are open by God’s Spirit to experience such great joy.
God has truly been with us this past year in our ministry of Circle City Dinner Church. We have been able to reach more and more people through our giving of lunches and dinners each week. We have served over 7500 meals this past year.
We feel the joy Christ gives us when we give to those in need. Circle City Dinner Church (CCDC) enables hundreds of people from the community on the Near Eastside not only to experience great meals but more importantly to experience the great love of Christ.
With the economic downturn and the colder weather coming, we expect to see more people coming to CCDC. We need to have the additional resources to feed more people and provide them the resources to help them in their need.
We hope that you will pray and be led by God to help us with this ministry of compassion. The meal costs have risen due to inflation but we can still keep the cost to only $8 person. The weekly dinners to feed 120 is $960.
When you become a supporter of CCDC, you can bring a great deal of joy to those in need. Whatever you can give will be so appreciated.
When we give, there is a blessing that exceeds our expectations and a joy that comes overflowing into our hearts. It’s something more than a monetary transaction; there’s a Divine Connection with God’s joy.