The East Jay Cluster serves a free community meal on Monday nights at Portland UMC.
The churches of the East Jay cluster gather together each Monday night in the basement of Portland Asbury UMC to offer a free community meal. Three churches – Portland Trinity, Portland Asbury and Westchester take turns serving meals.
Attendance has grown from less than a dozen to more than 70. Each church provides its own menu, which ranges from Portland Asbury’s soup and sandwich to Westchester’s pasta dinner.
The spiritual dimension is supplied by each church. For example, member volunteer at Westchester dine with their guest, thereby doing ministry with the poor, instead of to the poor.