Community Witness

Gospel Cafe

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The Gospel Café, a ministry begun in South Waco about 15 years ago by the CrossTies Ecumenical Church, serves lunch from 11:30-1:30 to all who come each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The lunch is on a pay-if-you-can basis, freeing the guests (generally about 200 people) from feeling as if they are receiving a hand-out. During the lunch time, the Gospel Café is a melting pot of cultures.

Members of First Baptist Waco have been involved with this ministry since its inception and currently provide all the support for the meal on the last Friday of each month, relieving the regular Friday staff. In addition, First Baptist receives non-perishable food items for the café on the months the calendar has a fifth Sunday.

List of needs: 

  • sugar
  • chili
  • condensed milk
  • graham cracker crusts
  • cream of mushroom/chicken/orcelery soup
  • spaghetti sauce
  • cake mixes
  • cans of frosting
  • canned onion rings
  • canned vegetables
  • Velveeta-type cheese
  • cooking spray
  • crackers

If you are interested in this ministry and would like to be involved, you may contact Norma Cannata.