Christ United Methodist Church
485 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
June 10, 4 to 8 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church in Piscataway is deeply committed to feeding the hungry in New Jersey. Through our Shepherd’s Shelves ministry, we work collaboratively with other organizations to gather and distribute food to families in the area. We’ve also developed free lunch programs at our church and at the Church of the Epiphany in Orange.
Our commitment extends to raising community awareness of the broad scope of hunger in our area. For the past four years, we have hosted the Musicfest of Praise on the church lawn featuring great contemporary Christian music performed in a relaxed and family-friendly setting. We ask concertgoers to come with lawn chairs, smiles and donations of nonperishable food, which we then distribute to the hungry. In addition to Shepherd’s Shelves, Musicfest beneficiaries have included the food ministries of CUMAC, Elijah’s Promise and Fish Inc.
Our fifth annual Musicfest of Praise is set for Saturday, June 10, and we’re seeking community-minded sponsors to help us defray event costs. In addition to supporting an important cause, sponsors are entitled to an ad in the event program and a promotional table adjoining the seating area.
While we’ve yet to finalize the music lineup, it will include Messiah’s Quest, our church’s praise band, and other Christian bands representing a range of ethnic backgrounds. Surrounding the concert area will be game and activity areas for children and food and beverage concessions. Food donations will benefit the Rutgers Student Food Pantry, which serves student needs during the summer as well as the school year.
See the other side of this background document for photos from previous events.
For more information about Christ United Methodist Church, visit www.ChristUMCpiscataway.com or call 732-463-1517.