PACEM looks different this year, and we here at Incarnation will be helping provide meals, instead of hosting, because of safety restrictions around Covid-19. Sign up to make food, remind cooks, or deliver meals here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4bada723a6f8c07-incarnation
Want more details about what each of these jobs looks like? Check out the job descriptions here!
Traditionally, at this time of year, many of us at the Church of the Incarnation would be getting ready to once again provide hospitality to our People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM) guests. We would be converting our PAC into a warm, welcoming, and lovable shelter for two weeks for the homeless men in our community, and eagerly signing up to provide meals, activities, and fellowship for our guests.
Due to COVID-19, however, PACEM is changing its operations this winter. Thanks to the generosity of many, PACEM is able to house over 50 guests at a local motel. However, the need still exists to find shelter for around 30 additional men each night as we approach the cold winter months.
To meet that need, PACEM has lined up several area downtown churches with large spaces (to provide proper distancing) to house the men for longer periods of time. Other churches that have traditionally hosted, such as Incarnation, are being asked to provide food to assist these shelters. We are therefore making plans to provide 30 boxed meals /day for two weeks. To do this we will need the following each day: For the first month from Nov 7 through Dec 6 the men will be housed at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Unitarian Church. We have signed up to provide meal s from Nov 14 to Nov 20 and Nov 23 to Nov 30. Here is what will be need each day.
- 3 Main Meal Cooks to each provide 10 boxed meals (there will be a set menu and containers will be provided)
- 2 Dessert Cooks to each provide 15 desserts (cookies or brownies) in baggies
- 1 Bottled Water Provider to furnish 2 cases of 24 bottles of water
- 1 Deliverer of the food (pick up the food at Incarnation and drive it to the host site)
- 1 Lead Coordinator for each day to call and remind people of their commitment
Here is the link for the Signup Genuis to claim any of these roles! We will provide the food during the last two weeks of November: the 14th through 20th, and also the 23rd through the 30th.
To see some of what PACEM has done in the past, check out their website, or this quick movieDownload Video