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 2022-23 year marks our 22nd season of West Lawn Wednesday activities!

Fall/Winter 2022 Meals

$10 per person/$35 per family of 4 or more. Children 5 and under are free.

Dinners include two vegetables, salad, dinner roll, 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. 7
Main Entrée: Shepherd's Pie | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Sept. 14
Main Entrée: Pulled Pork | Kid's Entrée: Chicken Patty
Sept. 21
Main Entrée: Baked Chicken | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Sept. 28
Main Entrée: Bacon Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, BBQ | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Oct. 5
NO MEAL - Faithful Friends Consignment Sale
Oct. 12
Main Entrée: Glazed Pork Loin | Kid's Entrée: Chicken Patty
Oct. 19
Main Entrée: Meal Loaf | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Oct. 26
Main Entrée: Chicken & Biscuits | Kid's Entrée: Hamburgers
Nov. 2
Main Entrée: Baked Ham with Pineapple Stuffing | Kid's Entrée: Hot Dogs
Nov. 9
Main Entrée: Meatballs & Pasta | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Nov. 16
Main Entrée: Chicken Cordon Bleu | Kid's Entrée: Hamburgers
Nov. 23
NO MEAL - Thanksgiving
Nov. 30
Main Entrée: Shepherd's Pie | Kid's Entrée: Chicken Patty
Dec. 7
Main Entrée: Chicken Parmesan | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Dec. 14
Main Entrée: Pulled Pork | Kid's Entrée: Hot Dogs
Dec. 21
Main Entrée: Shrimp Skewer, Salisbury Steak | Kid's Entrée: Pizza
Dec. 28
Jan. 1
Main Entrée: Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner