Cranmer Chapel Free Dinners for Seasonal Employees in Winter Park

Our outreach to the Seasonal Employees at the Winter Park Resort has benefitted many.

Our outreach to the Seasonal Employees at the Winter Park Resort has benefitted many.

A notable example of hands-on outreach is our service of free community dinners.  In 1999, under the leadership of Joan Von der Heiden, St. John’s parishioners began serving community dinners at Cranmer Chapel to seasonal workers primarily from the Winter Park Resort, who often face economic difficulty living in a resort area far from home.  As of March 2012, almost 20,000 dinners have been served.  Several other churches and outreach entities in the county help make this truly ecumenical ministry the success it is.