We can't say enough about the incredible work you have done over the past 30 years of feeding the hungry. So we are going to offer congratulations and thanks via pictures, sentiments and remembrances from some of the people you have worked with over the years. You taught us much at Luther Memorial. God Bess You Judy and thank you.
A simple "Yes", when asked to volunteer at the pantry "for a couple of hours on a Wednesday" turned into a lifetime commitment of service: feeding some of the poorest people in America in what is referred to as the Near Westside of Syracuse.
Luther Memorial members came and dropped off donations in Judy's honor from Noon-4pm on Friday, July 10th. We we so happy to social distance with so many people we haven't seen in so long!
With tireless work, the Pantry became a safe haven for the vulnerable people who find themselves living in the Near Westside. When good hearted and kind people come together to help others, magic happens. Thank you Paula for 6 bags of groceries!
It took not only selflessness and love, but a huge amount of determination as you called people out to help, came up with grants, encouraged local stores to help, came up with a new building, hauled groceries, and on, and on, and on. Week after week; year after year. Thank you Judy - Pr. Susan, In Appreciation
You taught us, and you became our conscience to do beter, give more, care more. You showed us truly what Jesus would have us do in this world You showed us your heart and your deep commitment to doing good. Thanks from Ron & Cathy
Joan Tourot reflects: I volunteered to take the place of Rita and Tom while they went to camp for the summer. When they came back, I was still there! Guess once you volunteer, you are there for good. Was a wonderful experience, I met great people and you were a pretty good boss, Judy! Here 'Wednesday-Night-Bob' give Judy a 'thumbs up" after dropping off donations.
Two years ago, Pr Diane Wheatley offered her 'Ten Summer Commandments' - we're pulling it from the archives to share again - Zoom with her again 7/15 @ 7pm service - click for link.
Luther Memorial and friends honor Judy Eyer for her 30 years of serving the community by managing the St Paul's Food Pantry, currently at Brown Memorial United Methodist Church on the Near Westside of Syracuse.
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo is BookBinders next read - Join us - If not now, when? Order your book (about $15) and dive into this New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.
There are several Community Blood Drives in Mattydale, Cicero, B'ville, North Syracuse & L'pool - the June-July schedule follows, just click to find a location near you.
Wednesday, July 15
Sunday, July 19
Wednesday, July 22
Sunday, July 26
Wednesday, July 29
But anything goes (any non-perishable food item) this month to benefit the St. Paul Food Pantry ministry. The food pantry has been managed 20+ years by Judy Eyer, providing food to families of Syracuse's Near Westside.
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