Wednesday Night Dinner
Bethany Presbyterian Church seeks to open our doors and hearts to the Queen Anne community, to come together and enjoy both a meal and fellowship, and to encourage one another in life and faith.
Wednesday Night Dinner (WND) is an open door community of Bethany Presbyterian Church which includes folks from the Sunday congregation and the local area. We gather Wednesday evenings to enjoy a meal and fellowship, to encourage one another in life and the Christian faith, and to be a blessing to our neighborhood and city.
CONTINUING TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY DURING COVID
While some non-profits have stopped serving meals during the pandemic, we are happy to continue to serve hot, homemade to-go dinners every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 at the doors to the Fellowship Hall. Please join us and pick-up a take-out meal some Wednesday.
OCTOBER VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH – GERRY CHAMPAGNE
Our wonderful sous chef, Gerry, has been volunteering at Wednesday Night Dinner for over a decade. On a weekly basis, he spends his Wednesdays chopping, mixing, and cooking in the kitchen to ensure that the meals served are fresh and tasty. He also never hesitates to help out with whatever dishwashing needs to be done without complaint. Moreover, he makes people smile with his gentle sense of humor and warm presence. He is a valued member of the community and his humility and dedication are an example to us all of what it means to “love your neighbor as yourself.”
Here’s a recent Q&A between Gerry and our Wednesday Night Dinner Director, Hannah:
Tell us a little bit about your family/where you’re from:
I was born and raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, a small mill town on the border of Massachusetts. I have 4 sisters and one brother, all of whom still live on the East Coast.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to ride my bike, mostly on dedicated bike trails. I also enjoy reading mysteries and cooking.
How did you get involved in the WND?
I think Janet Moore may have spoken about the program during a worship service in 2010 and since I had recently retired, and lived on Queene Anne, I decided to check it out.
What do you most enjoy about being part of the WND?
The opportunity to provide our guests with a nutritious meal, and fellowship (when we reopen our Fellowship Hall to our guests in the, hopefully, not too distant future).
What keeps you coming back?
The comradery that I enjoy with a great team of volunteers. Being part of the WND team is a true joy.
Everyone is welcome.
No need to make a reservation.
And the food is always free.
Over the years the dinners have become a cooperative effort of Bethany, other local churches and community, schools to cook, serve and clean up.
When are we closed?
The Dinner takes a break in August.
Dinner will not be served on days when the bus is traveling on its snow route.
We would love to connect with you! Reach out to Hannah with questions about the dinner.
Doug Rutherford – Kitchen Supervisor
Frank Holman – Elder for WND
Donate to WND
You can donate directly to the Wednesday Night Dinner fund through our Online Giving Portal. Just select the Wednesday Night Dinner Fund from those listed.