Early Bread Ministry

Early Bread is a cooperative effort with Wesley Memorial United Methodist, Grace United Methodist, Calvary Chapel and several other county churches which send volunteers every Sunday to cook, serve, minister, and clean. Early Bread started in May of 1999, and, since then, has fed more than 30,000 people. We "feed the soul and spirit" of an average of 90-110 people each Sunday.  Approximately 80 percent of those served are men; many are veterans. Our van and those of our partner churches, pickup from Good Shepherd, the downtown library, and other locations.

Other services we provide include a clothes closet,  toiletry items, medical screening, job referrals, and access to rehabilitation centers. Holy Communion and  opportunities for personal prayer are also available. All guests are welcomed to join us in our regular 10 a.m. worship service at St. Peters. An active prayer ministry covers the whole operation. Prayer is available immediately upon request, and they are also written down so they may be lifted up in our churches and prayer groups.


Donated funds and food for this program provide a standard menu for breakfast of scrambled eggs, toast-- either plain or with cheese-- grits, fruits, cereal, sweet cakes, and orange juice, milk, and coffee. Early Bread serves from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. every Sunday. Workers arrive as early as 5 a.m. to prepare the meal.

Although the ministry continues to provide services for the homeless and needy, Early Bread itself is in need. We require about $1500 per month to purchase the food, supplies and keep our van running. All of these funds come from donations and we are constantly seeking new donations. Donations may be sent to:

C.E.C. of St Peter the Fisherman
314 South Carolina Ave
Wilmington, NC 28401

In the memo section note: For Early Bread and 100% of your donation will go to this ministry. All donations are tax deductible. If you want to help, contribute, or just have questions, please contact Father David Hueholt, 515-0765, or Stacy Nemec, 793-6649.

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But God demonstrates

His own love toward us,

in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

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Every Sunday morning, the unconditional love of God is shown to the homeless and needy of our community through a hot breakfast hosted by our church.