West LAwn Wednesday


Food for the Body, Food for 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 $200,000 has been contributed to support outreach programs and various mission projects in the Reading area and beyond. It's a conservative estimate that our Kitchen Ministry Team has provided more than 14,000 meals to New Journey Community Outreach, Hope Rescue Mission, and Opportunity House. In former years, this team also sponsored many adult and youth mission trips locally and abroad.  Prior to the pandemic, this team served an average of 400+ people per week, many of whom are not members of our congregation. This 2023-24 year marks our 23rd season of West Lawn Wednesday activities!

Fall 2023 Meals

$12 per person

$6 for children ages 6-10 (ages 5 and under are free)

Dinners include vegetables, salad, beverages, and dessert.
Meals served from 4:30 - 6:45 PM in the 
West Lawn UMC Community Center, 101 Woodside Ave., West Lawn, PA 
Menu subject to change.
Sept. 6
Shepherd's Pie | Kid's Entrée: Cheeseburger
Sept. 13
Pulled Pork, Mac & Cheese | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Sept. 20
Lemon Pepper Salmon & Baked Chicken, Au Gratin Scalloped Potatoes | Kid's Entrée: Cheeseburger
Sept. 27 (Football Night)
Main Entrée: Bacon Cheeseburger, Hot Dog, BBQ, Mac & Cheese, Nachos
Oct. 4
Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes | Kid's Entrée: Hot Dog
Oct. 11
Main Entrée: Chicken Parmesan, Pasta | Kid's Entrée: Cheeseburger
Oct. 18
Pot Roast | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Oct. 25
Chicken and Biscuits with Mashed Potatoes | Kid's Entrée: Cheeseburger
Nov. 1
Salisbury Steak with Buttered Noodles | Kid's Entrée: Hot Dog
Nov. 8
Baked Glazed Ham with Pineapple Stuffing | Kid's Entrée: Cheeseburger
Nov. 15
BBQ Ribs, Baked Chicken Legs, Mac & Cheese | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Nov. 22
No WLW. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Nov. 29
Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Dec. 6
Chicken Cordon Bleu with Roasted Potatoes | Kid's Entrée: Cheeseburger
Dec. 13
Shepherd's Pie | Kid's Entrée: Hot Dog
Dec. 20
CHRISTMAS MEAL: Shrimp Skewer, Roast Beef Carving Station | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Dec. 28
No WLW. Merry Christmas!
Jan. 1
New Year's Day - Port & Sauerkraut Dinner