Casserole Brigade Loves Kindness

If you've ever had chemotherapy or surgery, there were probably times when you were too tired to cook. Or perhaps coming home with a new baby, it was a struggle trying to juggle a new household routine and getting dinner on the table for your family. When Jay's mom passed away, Alycia was 12. She came home from school, opened the refrigerator and saw a casserole and a pot of soup waiting to be heated up for dinner; she said "I wonder who loves us?" I still remember the people from Reno First who brought sandwiches and salads for the friendship luncheon following my dad's memorial service in 2006. Every week we at Reno First concludes with singing a benediction arranged by Jim and Jean Strathdee in which we promise to seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. For the past five or so years, I have coordinated the "Casserole Brigade"; we have several teams of caring folks who have volunteered to provide a meal to someone who needs a little respite. Usually we bring three home-cooked meals for a week or two to help with some of the bumps in the road. If you have any interest in volunteering for the casserole brigade, please e-mail (wongstuart @ or call (828-5143) me with your name,
e-mail address, and telephone number. If you could use a little (or know someone in the congregation who needs) assistance from the Brigade, please contact Pastor Kris or Cindy at the church office (322-4564).
Nancy Wong