October 18 - October 23, 2019
What is Parson's Table?
The Parson's Table is a ministry of the First United Methodist, High Point's United Methodist Women. We hold Parson's Table twice a year, coinciding with the International Furniture Market. During the spring and fall markets, over 100 volunteers prepare and serve homemade sandwiches, salads, soups and desserts to hungry market goers in the downtown area of High Point.
Parson's Table began 1978 when showrooms were first starting to open on Wrenn Street. Some exhibitors soon realized there were no nearby food services for their clients. A few of the showroom owners approached ladies of First United Methodist Church and told them they would guarantee to buy at least 50 meals if the ladies would provide them. Thus began a thriving venture for the UMW in their quest to support numerous worthy charitable projects.
Today the Parson's Table serves from 350 to 475 meals a day during the six days it is open. All proceeds from the endeavor go to missions such as Child Enrichment, the Open Door Shelter, Appalachia Service Project, ARC of High Point and Community Care. Come join us for lunch between the hours of 11:30am and 2pm, during spring or fall market. Enjoy delicious food while helping us to support so many in the community around us.
Want to get involved?
It takes many people to keep the ministry of Parson’s Table alive. We need people to wash dishes, bake bread, deliver food, and even taste-test the desserts! We are confident we can find just the right job for you!
We need help with:
Cleaning tables/refilling drinks
Cleaning trays and buffet line help
Taking orders on the phone
Putting orders together
Parking lot attendee
Serve on the buffet line
Want to join in the fun? Contact Lesa Pierce