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Sugartree Ministry Center
“Joe’s Java House” and “Your Father’s Kitchen”
Sugartree Ministry Center grew out of the efforts of the people of Villars Chapel. A few years ago we began to serve food out of the back of a pick-up truck. At first there was little response from the community, but in time people began to open to our efforts to be a blessing. In time it grew to a combination of local outreach ministries that concentrate on helping the needy, hungry, and lonely in Clinton County, Ohio.
“Your Father’s Kitchen” is a food pantry and soup kitchen with the purpose of feeding the needy through supplying groceries and providing warm meals during the week. YFK guides an all volunteer staff from several area churches, working hand-in-hand with many different denominational groups and local businesses to distribute food to our community. Through these contacts, we hope to build friendships of trust and bridges of care to help others walk the path of a personal relationships with Christ and his Church.
Another part of this ministry is “Joe’s Java House”, a Christian coffeehouse ministry designed to provide a safe and comfortable environment to anyone who visits. It is an all-age ministry that provides refreshments (all donation) and live musical entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Friday night is usually more acoustic in nature and family-oriented. Saturdays are more youth-oriented with more modern Christian bands and musicians. Joe’s also provides an open discussion Bible study on Thursdays, and on Sundays a short worship service. Admission to Joe’s is canned food or a $1.00 donation to the food pantry.
Villars Chapel shares in this ministry be helping prepare and then by serving food on the 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Our Jr & Sr High youth share in this ministry by helping prepare and then by serving food on the 5th Saturdays of the month from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
How can you reach Sugartree Ministries
If you have any questions or for more details on volunteer jobs, you can contact Allen Willoughby at 937-382-8359 … or …
Your Father’s Kitchen / Joe’s Java House
78 West Sugartree Street
Wilmington, Ohio 45177