Soup After School

Soup After SchoolCome join us for a great outreach and fellowship opportunity at Church of the Holy Trinity! It’s called Soup After School, and it means what the name says. From 4-6pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of cold-weather months, we invite you to come on in to the Parish Hall so you can sit down with us and our neighbors for a free meal of soup, bread, a drink and something sweet. There is always something fun for the kids to do, and for us grown-ups it’s a safe, warm place to gather and get to know one another!
Soup After School began on November 4, 2014. This ministry was the brainchild of John Zanka and his sister Sandy. They made the soup, andJohn’s wife Pat painted the wooden sign out in front of the church. Their mother, Mary Ann, came along to keep the two of them in line! From OC, the convenience store across the street, have come soda and brownies.
Meanwhile, other members of the faith community engage the kids in activities that tie in with the worship life of the church. For All Souls’ Day, the children have made memory cards to reflect on their departed loved ones. For St. Nicholas’ Day, the children made holiday treats.

Dates For

Soup After School:  2017-18

  • October 24
  • November 14
  • November 28
  • December 12
  • January 9
  • January 23
  • February 13
  • February 27
  • March 13
  • March 27
  • April 10
  • April 24
That first year, Holy Trinity offered Soup After School on the first Tuesday of each month from November to May. In Fall of 2015, with help from the Cathedral of St. James, we started in October and expanded to the first and third Tuesdays. This year, in recognition many people get paid on the 1st/15th of the month, we are switching over to offer Soup After School on the 2nd/4th Tuesdays so that folks can get a hot meal when their paycheck has run out.
After clearing away the dishes at 6pm, those who want to join us for worship troop into the church for a 6:30pm Eucharist where we give thanks for the opportunity to seek and serve Christ in every human being. Our hope is that the transition from supper table to communion table will become yet another way in which we can offer our neighbors a taste of the life we share in Christ. Pray with us that, in that taste, both we and our neighbors will see that the Lord is good!
Decorating cookies

MaryAnn Zanka decorating cookies with some of the kids. Check out more Soup After School Pictures. . .