Sandwich Ministry

sandwich ministry

Sultry summer mornings, rain, snow, even during the ice storm of 2003, Sandwich Ministry thrives every Sunday morning. Sunday mornings, when many area relief agencies are closed and the homeless are left with nowhere to find food, we create and distribute sandwiches to those in need. A group of volunteers gathers at 8:30 in the church kitchen to prepare 120 sack lunches (2 ham and cheese sandwiches, a juice box, and fruit). It’s not a turkey dinner, but it’s something our neighbors count on every single week.  Then at 9:10, a delivery crew gathers all of the coolers of sack lunches, cool lemonade (soup during winter), and coffee and distributes the free food at the lower level parking lot behind Rupp Arena (NEW LOCATION starting OCT 8) at 9:30. If you are interested in volunteering on Sunday mornings, please contact the church office (255-1074).


December 3 thru March 25, 2018


Dear Friends of Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church,

Here is your new Sandwich Ministry schedule. Please look it over and if you know you will not be able to work on a Sunday you have been assigned either “reply to all” in response to this email asking for a sub or to switch dates, or let me know. My email

is or call my home phone, 223-9020, especially if it is a last minute change.


PLEAST NOTE: If you both make and deliver sandwiches, there may be Sundays when you will do both, and other Sundays when you will only make or only deliver.

Also, remember when a family is scheduled to work it is expected that at least two people from a family are asked work.

Start making sandwiches at 8:30. A letter of instructions will be with bread and bananas to tell you how many sandwiches to make as that varies with the seasons. Lately we have had a decline in numbers and as a result I have reduced the number of bags we prepare.

Those delivering sandwiches should arrive at 9:15 and depart as soon as all the bags are filled. When you arrive at the Rupp Arena parking lot, back up your vehicles to the sidewalk and set up the tables on the sidewalk with the chests of sandwich bags, etc. between you and the vehicles. This provides more security in handing out the food and drinks. After everyone goes through the line once, wait for possible late arrivals before handing out seconds.

Everyone should also remember to clean up the kitchen after making the sandwiches as well as washing out the drink and soup containers after returning to the church.


Thank you,

Joe Kyle

December 3  

Make: Summers Family, John & Laura Hatfield, Cathy Penman

Deliver: Cathy Penman, Jamie Schrader, Carol Bryant, Robert Ray

December 10

Make: Girl Scouts (Allison Weitkamp’s Group)

Deliver: Brantley Graham, Joy Malone, Tad Hughes, Barry Snelling

December 17  

Make: Sally & Nick Baker, Sheila Kalas, Joyce Rose, Ruddy Family

Deliver: Sally & Nick Baker, Shelli Gregory, Mark Hart

December 24

MakeLon & Angela Keith, Ray & Denise Reynolds, Karen Dimon

Deliver: Karen Dimon, Becky Kemper Joe & Sandy Kyle

December 31

MakeGookin Family, Kalika Family, Carol Jordon

Deliver: Gookin Family, Jason Williams, Richard Marshall

January 7

Make: Hawkins Family, Cegelka Family, Cristina Keith

Deliver: Hawkins Family, Cegelka Family

January 14

Make: Midway Presbyterian Church

Deliver: Midway Presbyterian Church

January 21

Make: Rich & Kate Copley, Greg & Jean Harper, Brantley Graham & Joy Malone

Deliver: Brantley Graham & Joy Malone, Terry & Laurie Hainley

January 28

Make: Larry Bender & Sharron Townsend, Goulson Family, John & Cindy Cantrell

Deliver:  Goulson Family, Robert Ray

February 4

Make: Pony Club

Deliver: Pony Club

February 11

Make: Girl Scouts (Michelle Jones’ Group)

Deliver: Smith Family, Tad Hughes, Barry Snelling

February 18

Make: Anderson-Cooper Family, Joe & Pam Boldt, Carolyn May

Deliver: Richard Marshall, Karen Dimon, Mark Hart, Becky Kemper

February 25

Make: Confirmation Class

Deliver: Confirmation Class, Jamie Schrader, Shelli Gregory

March 4

Make: Jason Williams, Whaley Family, Weitkamp Family

Deliver: Terry & Laurie Hainley, Jason Williams, Joe Kyle

March 11 Daylight Savings Starts.  Don’t Be Late!

Make:  Sally & Nick Baker, Carol Bryant, Blitch Family,

Deliver: Sally & Nick Baker, Blitch Family

March 18  

Make: Jim & Becky Nelson, John & Laura Hatfield, Cathy Penman

Deliver: Gookin Family, Cathy Penman, Robert Ray

March 25

Make: Cegelka Family, Hawkins Family, Sandy Kyle

Deliver: Cegelka Family, Hawkins Family