Serving Partners Info

What Is Sunday Suppers:
Sunday Suppers is an ecumenical ministry that provides a Sunday evening meal to people who are homeless, in poverty or food insecure.

Why We Do Sunday Suppers: There was No Free Meal being provided to this population on Sunday Evenings. Erie City Mission and the Upper Room provide a lunch on Sunday, but the Emmaus Soup Kitchen does not provide dinner on Sundays.

Where Held:  First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 W. 7th St, 456-4243.

When:  Sundays 4:00 pm to 5:30pm.
                 (These are the same hours that Emmaus serves on other nights).

What FPCC Provides: The social hall tables will be arranged. Also, we will provide table ware, dishes, paper products, beverages (coffee, lemonade, iced tea, and milk), a hostess, kitchen coordinator and dishwasher.


How You Can Help?

1. Organize people in your congregation or organization to prepare and serve a meal for 120 – 200 people on a specific Sunday. The number of guests increases during the later Sundays of the month.


2. Organize or partner with other churches within your denomination to prepare and serve meals quarterly or 2 or 3 times a year.

What You Will Need to Do?

  • Pray that God will richly bless you and your congregation/organization through this ministry.
  • Decide on a menu and prepare a meal, including dessert. First Covenant will provide all paper products and drinks. Early in the week you are serving, you will receive an email from our kitchen coordinator to let you know how many attended the previous week.
  • Bring the food to First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant by 3:15 pm. on Sunday.
  • Provide approximately 15-20 workers to set up at 3:15 pm., serve the meal, bus tables and help with clean up. They should be done by 6:00 pm. Please note that if you have more than 20 volunteers, some will feel like they don’t have much to do.
  • Enter the church under the awning via the 7th St. stair-well at the far west side of the building. (Between the building and the wrought iron fence, by the playground.)
  • Share your love of Christ by getting to know some of the less fortunate within the Erie Community.

Questions?   Contact Us on our contact page. [Go Here]

Serve a Sunday: Visit our web calendar at  to select an open date. Then, please contact us to be placed on the schedule.