West LAwn Wednesday

Feeding the body, feeding the soul

West Lawn Wednesday is a filling station in the middle of our busy week and is open to the community. We gather together to first fill our bodies with a delicious home cooked meal enhanced by friendly conversation and laughter, then transition to classes, worship and mid-week programs designed to then fill our souls. Each week, with warm, embracing smiles, our devoted Kitchen Ministry Team and Class Facilitators serves “welcome” on a plate and in our gathering rooms.

West Lawn Wednesday (WLW) began as a means to bring together the attendees of our four Sunday services for a time of midweek food and fellowship. The goal was not fund raising. However, since WLW began in 2001 with 12 servant volunteers serving 40 of our members, over $155,000 has been contributed to support outreach programs and various mission projects in the Reading area and beyond. In 2018, this team served an average of 400+ people per week, many of who are not members of our congregation. This 2020-2021 year marks our 20th season of West Lawn Wednesday activities!


Due to COVID-19 constraints, and our commitment to providing a safe environment for all, we will NOT be opening our Community Center to weekly meals this fall.  We WILL, however, be offering 4 "grab-and-go" meal events.

On the 3rd Wednesdays of September, October, November & December, our congregation AND community will be invited to come to the Community Center between 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  A reheat-able meal will be available for a free will offering.  Meals will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Enter the Community Center through the Woodside Avenue doors.  You will receive food in the hall and exit using the Noble Street doors.

While we hope you will enjoy WLW meals each month, and the reconnecting with some familiar and (hopefully) friendly faces, your participation and free will offering helps sustain our ability to feed those in need at places like Opportunity House, Hope Rescue Mission, and New Journey soup kitchen.

We hope to see you on September 16, October 21, November 18 and December 16.

Fall Meals:

September 16, 2020
Free will offering
Shepherd's Pie
October 21, 2020
Free will offering
Pulled Pork
November 18, 2020
Free will offering
Chicken Cordon Bleu
December 16, 2020
Free will offering