Freezer Ministry outreach in Portglenone

Monday August 21st 2023

Freezer Ministry team members, from left: Lorraine Surgenor, Anne McCullough, Michael McCullough, Phyllis Mc Gaughey and Lena Kirkwood.

The smell of freshly cooked dinners wafted from the kitchen in Portglenone Parish Centre on Friday August 19 as five members of the parish Freezer Ministry Team put their culinary skills to work.

On the menu was vegetable soup, chicken and leek soup, cottage pie and chicken and potato pie.

Each freshly-cooked dish would be frozen in individual portions for distribution to people in particular need in the course of the following weeks.

Portglenone Parish launched its Freezer Ministry in March 2022, with a core team of volunteers all trained in food hygiene and all with a shared love of cooking.

Parish Reader and Freezer Ministry chef Michael McCullough said this new outreach ministry is a blessing for those involved and for the community as a whole. “It is a practical way of showing God’s love in a way that people can visualise and see,” he said.

You will be able to read more about Portglenone Parish’s Freezer Ministry in the autumn issue of our diocesan magazine Connor Connections which will be available in October.

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