Cook with PCM!

Sep 18, 2018

Do you enjoy cooking? Would you like the chance to get to know some of our college students? Then, you should plan to join us for our Thursday Cook with PCM program!

This past year, we started the program to do several things:

  1. Help in an area of our PCM ministry that takes a lot of time and effort for our already very busy students;
  2. Provide an opportunity for members of UPC and our PCM Board to get to know our students; and
  3. Allow students to get to know some of the many people who are part of congregations who faithfully support this ministry.

This is not a “cook a meal and drop it off” kind of program. Those who participate will experience a Thursday afternoon cooking session and early evening meal right alongside the PCM students! The commitment is usually from about 4:30-7:00 p.m. From 4:30-6:00, you’ll prepare the meal with students, and you’ll enjoy the meal together at 6:00 p.m. Each Thursday, our kitchen coordinators and student volunteers prepare a meal for about 60 hungry college students. Along with helping prepare the meal and staying for dinner, you’ll assist students in coming up with a meal plan (within a specified budget). The students will do the shopping. It’s truly amazing the tasty and satisfying meals you can create for about $4.75 per person!

The available dates for the Fall Semester are:

Thursday, October 25      Thursday, November 29

This year, it’s worked out well for church members to sign up together, such as a couple or a few friends, so you have someone you know to share this experience with. Please email John Rogers at to sign up. The slots fill up fast, and we will offer four additional dates in the spring semester. Thank you for considering this unique opportunity for multi-generational fellowship!