Transitions

Mission:

The primary goal of Transitions is to move people from homelessness to permanent housing. Various strategies and types of housing are used to help stabilize individuals living on the street and enroll them in services designed to stabilize their lives, increase their income, and help them secure permanent housing.

Spiritual Gifts: Helping
Abilities: Donating bananas, making pasta salad, and/or pound cake to take to Transitions, Serving food at Transitions
When: Third Thursday of each Month
Contact:

Alison McGowan at [email protected] or Christina Siokos EPC at csiokos@eastminsterpres.org, or 256-1654 x 123.

Website            www.transitionssc.org 

 

 

*OUR MONTHLY TRANSITIONS MEALS INCLUDE PASTA SALAD & POUND CAKE made by our gracious volunteers each month...We follow the same recipes that our friends at Transitions look forward to each Third Thursday:

PASTA SALAD:  2 lbs of COOKED PASTA (Smaller noodles are easier to serve). ADD mayo, salt, pepper, tomato, cucumber, red, yellow and/or green pepper. FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE FRESH VEGGIES DURING THE SUMMER SEASON!

POUND CAKE: 1. Cream together 2 sticks of butter, 1/2 cup of CRISCO, and 3 cups of sugar. Add 5 eggs one at a time. 2. Sift together 3 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 

Add alternately with flour mixture 1 cup of milk. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of lemon flavoring. Pour cake batter into a round pound cake pan. Put into a cold oven. Turn oven to 300 degrees and bake 1 1/4 hours. 

BANANAS, OF COURSE, ARE ALSO A PART OF THE MEAL EACH TIME. FEEL FREE TO DROP SOME OFF AT THE CHURCH BEFORE 4 PM ON A THIRD THURSDAY. 

*FOR OTHER SPECIAL MEALS WE MAY ADD TO/CHANGE UP THE MENU A LITTLE. Some of the items below have been donated in the past:

RED OR GREEN GRAPES, BROWNIES & POTATO SALAD are donated, or people make a dessert:

PUMPKIN PIE: (This recipe makes 2 pies). 1 cup of milk, 2 cups of canned pumpkin, 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon of ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of melted butter, a dash of salt. Combine all ingredients. Pour evenly into 2 pie shells. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

SUGAR COOKIES: 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 cup butter, softened, 1 1/2 cups white sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.   In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.

*Please check with Alison McGowan to see what the needs are for meals. If you would like to support this ministry on a regular basis, please ask her to add your email address to her Transitions List. (email:[email protected]