Years ago during the Great Depression, many people found themselves out of work with no hope of a job. Hard working men and women were forced to travel throughout the country looking for a new beginning. In our country’s recent history, it is again difficult to find work, and some families are struggling. The depression-era hobos depended on the kindness of strangers in the communities they passed through for food and a warm dry place to sleep. Near the entrance of a home they would leave their marks describing the hospitality they received there. A simple outline of a cat was a sign that a kind woman lived there. Others to follow would know they could likely receive a meal from that home. Our sister church, Covenant Presbyterian, is beginning a soup kitchen for the needy in our area. Aldersgate is developing two teams to work on Sunday evenings from 2 to 4pm at Covenant, serving and cooking. Will you step forward and help? We are having a planning meeting next Tuesday night (July 31st) at 7pm. The plan is for our team to work only every other month. That is not too much of a commitment, is it? Call the office and let us know you are interested in being involved.