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The Dwelling Place

The Dwelling Place is a collaboration of area churches that prepares and serves meals at the United Methodist Church in Woburn for individuals and families in need. Our church is responsible for preparing and serving the meal on the third Saturday of each month.

Can you and your family or friends help? 

  • Volunteers can be adults and children. 
  • Serving time is only 2 hours — from 5-7 PM. 
  • The food is simple and easy to prepare.
To sign up, contact Louise RitenhouseCindy Mahoney, or Lisa Loughlinyour Dwelling Place coordinators. The coordinator works with the volunteers to divide up the food preparation responsibilities. Volunteers at The Dwelling Place usually buy the food and prepare it, then bring it to The Dwelling Place and serve it.

The menu each time is:

    • 2 cooked spiral hams (7-9 lbs. each), with meat removed from the bone after heating, so it’s ready to serve.
    • Baked beans for 30 people
    • Green vegetable or salad for 30 people
    • 2 Desserts. (13” x 9” frosted cakes work well.)
    • 2 gallons of 2% milk
    • 3 loaves of sliced white bread
    • 4 sticks of butter
    • 3 cups of ground caffeinated coffee
    • tea bags
    • 1 jar of mustard

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