Williamston UMC extends the invitation, “All are welcome here!” Wednesdays that includes a free hot meal and lots of love.
Judy Putnam, reporting for the Lansing State Journal on December 5, began: “Every Wednesday since March 10, 2010, there’s been a free, made-from-scratch meal awaiting anyone who walks through the doors at the Williamston United Methodist Church Open Table event.”
The article explains that an average of 50 people come to dine each week, including members, neighbors, and those who wish to enjoy fellowship over a good plate of food. Currently, the congregation is raising funds to add a handicap accessible family restroom in order to serve the needs of their guests even better.
Putnam goes on to describe the joy that the Open Table in Williamston brings to all and notes that neither weather nor holidays have interrupted the hosting of the meal, even once.
Indeed, Pastor Linda Stephan reminds everyone in a recent Facebook post, “By the way, Christmas is on a Wednesday this year. Guess what that means? Open Table will be open!”
Christ fed the hungry, welcomed the stranger, and blessed the poor. What better way to celebrate his birth than to do the same?