Food, Faith & Football

Ministering to Area High School Football Players

Food, Faith & Football LogoABOUT FOOD, FAITH, & FOOTBALL
This fall, Food, Faith & Football celebrates it’s fourth year ministering to High School football players. Each week, we feed them a big meal and bring in a guest speaker with a sports background to share their testimony. We began small – the first year included only the Lakeshore freshman team; the second year added the Lakeshore JV team; and this past year we grew to include freshman, JV & Varsity players from both Lakeshore and St. Joe. Between both groups we averaged 110 boys every week, plus a handful of cheerleaders. This fall, we are excited to include players from Benton Harbor.

All of our helpers, coordinators, cooks and speakers do so from the graciousness of their hearts and because they have heard the calling from God to do so. We are all excited about what God has in store for this expanding ministry!
 

NEW PROGRAM - FOOD, FAITH & BAND FAMILY
We are excited to start a new program with the Lakeshore High School band! Band members and their friends are invited to join us each Monday at 5:00 pm in the Lakeshore High School cafeteria.

Date Menu Speaker
March 27 Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Corn, Salad, Apple Pie Kelsey Bock
April 10 Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Biscuits, Salad, Cookies Micah Schoeplein
April 17 Taco Bar (Beef & Shredded Chicken), Hard & Soft shells, Corn Chips, Corn Bread, Mexican Rice, Refried Beans w/ all the fixings, Fried Ice Cream Ezra Griffiths
April 24 Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Bosco Sticks, Corn, Salad, Minestrone Soup, Ice Cream Sundae Bar Rick Brohman
May 1 Ham, Salad, Cheesy Potatoes, Rolls, Steamed Carrots, Cheesecake Ruth Schadler

 

Food, Faith & FootballHOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US
We are a Missional Community outreach of The Chapel, but we do not promote any one church as we conduct our ministry. As branch of The Chapel, we receive the accountability we require, but because our ministry is so big and growing, their support doesn’t cover all of the financial needs we have to run this growing program. Here’s how you can help:

 

  • Hands on: Many hands make light work! Each week we need help with set up (3:00 to 5:00 pm), serving food (5:00 to 6:00 pm), and clean up (6:30 to 7:30 pm). Email Jenn VanDeventer at foodfaithfootball@gmail.com, or call or text to 269-369-0426 to help.
  • Exposure: Promote our ministry by posting flyers at your place of business.
  • Food, Faith & FootballConnections: Who do you know? We are always looking to share our ministry with local churches (the congregation, small groups, or elder boards) in order to get the word out for the needs we have. We are also searching for people with a sports background who have a powerful testimony and would be willing to share with our students.
  • Funding: Please help support our ministry financially by giving a tax-deductible donation. We are expanding the program as God opens doors, but we are in need of patrons to help make this happen and continue the ministry we already have. Tax-deductible donations can be made to the program (please make a note in the envelope with the check that designates it for ‘Food, Faith & Football,’ but do not write anything on the check) and make the check payable to The Chapel. Mail checks to 4250 Washington Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085.

 

 

HUDDLE UP FOR HUNGARY 2017
Huddle Up for Hungary is a group of High School football players that are preparing to travel to the Word of Life camp in Toalmas, Hungary (eletszava.org) to teach American football at their summer sports camp in July 2017. We are raising funds to pay for travel expenses, football supplies (to donate to the camp) and donations to the local gypsy ministry in Hungary. If you would like to contribute a tax-deductible gift, please make your check out to: The Chapel, 4250 Washington Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085 with a note in the envelope that states you would like to donate to 'Huddle Up for Hungary.' Do not write anything on the memo line of the check to ensure a tax-deductible contribution statement at the end of the year.

UPCOMING HUDDLE UP FUNDRAISERS
March 29, 5:00-8:00 pm - Culver's Fundraiser
Need a night off from cooking? Come to Culver's to support our Huddle Up for Hungary Mission Team. Visit the Stevensville Culver's on Wednesday, March 29 between 5:00-8:00 pm. Mention "Huddle Up for Hungary" before you order and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our team.

April 17, 5:00-8:00 pm - Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction
Spaghetti dinner (no tickets required - donations accepted) with homemade meatballs, garlic bread, veggies, salad, and a variety of desserts. Thank you to Martin's and Lowery's for donating food items.
Silent auction items include:
Original print from Homeward Originals (homewardoriginals.com)
Celebration Cinema gift certificates
Five Pines gift certificate
Homemade originals from Dar State and Suzie Onken
1 Night stay at The Boulevard Hotel
30-minute photo session with Maiko Media
3-pc Pasta Roller/Cutter set (KitchenAid mixer attachment) & 2 pasta mixes
Newsboys signed print
2 1-hour massages from Shakey Chiropractic
Framed print from Randy Willis Photography
Pampered Chef items from Jonathan Kohns
8" Dairy Queen cake
Free Oil change from Nye's Autotechs
Silver Beach Pizza gift certificates
Soft Wash Carwash certificates
Spiritwear from Benton Harbor football, St. Joe football & Lakeshore football coaches
AND MANY MORE coming!!

 

QUESTIONS
Email Jenn VanDeventer at foodfaithfootball@gmail.com, or call or text to 269-369-0426.

 

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