Reaching out to Central New York in the name of Jesus Christ

About the Church

Food Service

Living Word Banquet Hall

A place where Saints and their families come together after worship for fellowship… Just as the 1st century Church desired to break bread and fellowship with one another, we too, at Living Word Church covet the close-knit family bonds that we share with other Saints through fellowship. In the Word of God, fellowship and food often go hand-in-hand. In Acts 20:7, the Scripture states, “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread…” Again, this example is seen in Acts 2:46, where it states, “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart…” As we see that this was a common practice in the early Church, we too, have made it a high priority to have fellowship with one another. Here are a few ways that the Church accomplishes this: 

Friday Evening Fellowship

On Friday evenings, after being spiritually fed from the Word of God, brethren and visitors can look forward to delicious pizza, cheese nachos, cookies, ice cream, coffee, and more. The Church kitchen crew faithfully prepares these refreshments for families to enjoy while spending time together in fellowship. 

Wedding Receptions

Over the years, the Lord has used the food service ministry, made up of volunteers from the congregation, to be a blessing to those married within the Church. Newlyweds, who could not otherwise afford the expense, have the opportunity to have beautifully catered wedding receptions at the Church’s Banquet Hall in a Godly atmosphere. The brethren have accommodated receptions where only punch, coffee, and cake were served; and also staged multi-course wedding meals with full waiter/waitress service. Many helpers are the children of brethren who used these services in past years for their own wedding receptions. 

Sunday Morning Breakfast
Every Sunday morning, a team of helpers whip up an exquisite breakfast for the Saints before the Church service begins. Although the banquet hall provides enough room to accommodate many hungry brethren at once, there is never a problem accommodating one’s desire for a hearty meal. The Saints enjoy everything from muffins and hash browns to sausage, pancakes, and ‘make-it-as-you-want-it’ omelets. This is especially a really nice feature for those Saints who drop off their children to Sunday School. Now, instead of waiting around or going back home, they have the chance to start off their Sunday morning enjoying some good fellowship (and some good food) with the brethren.