Cimarron Praise UMC, a new church start, visited mothers at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital on Mothers Day, May 8. The members of the church provided a luncheon to both patients and healthcare workers who had to be at the hospital during Mothers Day.
Lunch included chicken spaghetti, salad, green beans, watermelon, rolls, and cake; as well as homemade Mothers Day cards for all women at the hospital.
After serving 170 people lunch at the hospital, the church took the rest of the food to the fire departments in Northeast San Antonio. They also served a young family moving into a new home.
The meal came as a blessing for many families at the hospital. One patient was disappointed because her children had yet visited her for Mothers Day. She received one of Cimarron's Praise's homemade cards from the chaplain. She was later seen asleep clutching the card.
One nurse said no one had ever done an event like this for the hospital in 16 years.
"This ministry was important to Cimarron Praise because we truly believe we are called to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world so it is necessary for us to step outside our building and be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus," said Rev. Dawn Baird. "We are becoming known in the Converse area as 'the church who is always loving on people.'"
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital CEO Marc Strode sent the following email to his employees about the Mothers Day Luncheon: