Ninety guests (90!) walked through the door for Room at the Table last Saturday, and Team 2 was ready with its meal of pinto beans with ham, collard greens, mac 'n cheese, slaw, and cornbread. We also served 40 takeouts!
The spirit of Thanksgiving filled the room. A parishioner made a “Thankful for…” banner where team members and guests posted their individual thanks. For the blessing, we joined hands and someone read out our post-its with a hearty, “Thanks be to God”. While serving on the line, someone remarked how she felt blessed witnessing how grateful our guests were for R@T and especially for St. James. In somewhat disbelief, one team member handed in $2 given by a guest at the clothes closet – “he insisted on giving something”, she said. And last, but not least, a guest gave our only young person there a huge sucker, asking if there were not more children that he could share his suckers with.
R@T members always come away more blessed – Team 2 felt especially blessed this past Saturday.