Samaritan (Short-Term Illness)

Samaritan (Short-Term Illness)


The Samaritan Meals ministry prepares meals for Parkside families who are in the midst of short-term, difficult situations.  

The Process

When a person or family would like to request meal assistance due to surgery or a significant health issue, they should contact the church office and ask to speak with a pastor. Once their needs have been determined, a Samaritan Meal Ministry leader can then be assigned to coordinate the meals.  


The leader will contact our ministry volunteers in the area as well as the leaders of any ministries or church groups in which the family is involved. Potential meal volunteers will be provided with a schedule of when meals are needed and can sign up to prepare and deliver a meal to the family in need. The volunteer will be provided directions to the home, a delivery time, and any other pertinent information (such as food allergies or restrictions, family size, etc.).

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    In any significant change of circumstances–welcoming a new baby, dealing with or recovering from an illness, or losing a loved one–the regular routines of life become disrupted. Parkside’s meal ministry seeks to provide practical care in these circumstances, offering extra support to families during new or difficult seasons of life. For volunteers, it provides a way to tangibly show others the love of Jesus and the care of the body of Christ.

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    "What a low-key but very impactful way of serving and ministering in the church body, you were truly a blessing to me." —A meals receipient

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    Can you make and share a meal?

    We are looking for additional team members for our Funeral, New Baby and Samaritan meal ministries!  If you can help, sign up online at



Meghan McDevitt