Wednesday Night Suppers
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is It?
WNS consists of a healthy, homemade meal followed by a relaxed period of time for fellowship and interaction. Occasionally, a special program will follow dinner. It is an ideal opportunity to visit with old friends or get to know GCPC better as a newcomer.
What Should I Expect?
After paying, find a seat anywhere. Servers will bring the meal to you. Kid-friendly snacks are also available if you arrive early with a hungry crew.
Who Should Attend?
WNS is for everyone regardless of age or membership status. We especially welcome those who are new to the GCPC community or even visiting for the first time.
When is It?
Wednesday evenings during the school year at 6:00 p.m. Check our calendar to confirm dates.
Where Is It Located?
In the Fellowship Hall (basement level)
How Do I Get There?
Use the alley entrance and go down the stairs. For a map and other helpful information, see our contact page.
How Much Does It Cost?
Dinner is $7/person, $5/seniors (over 65) with a family maximum of $15. Payment by credit card is accepted.
What is the Food Like?
Grace Covenant focuses on using fresh ingredients, no processed foods, and foods that reflect faithful care of the earth and God’s people. The church is committed to eating in a way that supports practices that work alongside God’s creation and in the stewardship of it. To do this, we buy non-GMO, organic and local whenever possible as well as steering clear of additives like HFCS and MSG. The meals are cooked from scratch with care and are hospitable to folks with gluten sensitivities or vegetarian preferences.
By working with organizations like Door to Door Organics here in Richmond, the church has developed a menu that is welcoming to all and supports the overall atmosphere of family-oriented fellowship.
I Am Gluten Free -- What Should I Do?
While we cannot accommodate all food allergies, we often do have gluten-free options. Please speak to one of the volunteers in the kitchen about this or any other dietary concerns.
Is There a Program?
In response to recent surveys, WNS is simply time to eat together and continue our mid-week tradition of fellowship. This means that parents can stay as long as they like, visitors and newcomers can be welcomed more fully and that the Chancel Choir will be able to start (and finish!) earlier in the evening. On a few occasions, we will intentionally have some events that are geared to encourage us to know one another better.
Eating together is one of the most important acts of hospitality in the Christian community. By sharing a meal together we form lasting relationships of compassion, care, and truth. Our fellowship at the table is also a symbol of the great banquet to come, where Jesus welcomes the world to eat together. These are just a few of the reasons why we gather regularly for meals!