A fun new ministry has begun at the Cathedral of St. Peter. For those who love to cook and bake, this is the perfect opportunity to share your time and talent!
We know there are many ministries and ways to serve in the church. The Dessert Disciples is a simple ministry that has an important impact on our faith community. This group has a special role and gives its members an opportunity to give to others in a way that doesn’t require a major time commitment.
“Last fall, Father messaged me to ask if I would help organize this ministry,” says Kim Iberg, the coordinator for this ministry. “I thought it sounded like fun so I was excited to be a part of it!”
Many different events at the parish need desserts or treats to be provided. This ministry brings together those who have a desire to serve and the ability to whip up some delicious treats to be enjoyed — importantly, this takes something off of the plate for those who are tasked with organizing the events themselves.
“There are all sorts of events at the parish where there is a need for desserts,” Kim says. “We provided cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and bars for the reception after the diaconate ordination. Our parish staff and the leaders of these ministries work so hard to put these events together. When they are able to give me a call and I can reach out to our generous volunteers to provide these desserts, it takes a lot off of them.”
When an event needs desserts to be provided, the event coordinators contact Kim with the details and how many people are expected. Kim sends out an email to her list of ministry members who reply if they are able to help out with this particular event and what they plan on making. The members prepare their goodies at home and drop them off at the church.
“This is a great way for people to be involved in a way that you don’t normally think of,” Kim says. “It also gives our busy parishioners a way to be involved that doesn’t require a big commitment. They can still be a part of a ministry even when their lives are busy and they can’t give much time.”
Having a large group who share their talents with this ministry allows flexibility for those involved.
“If you are busy or unable to help with this event, there are others there who can step up and help,” Kim says.