pancake breakfast

The United Methodist Men Community Pancake Breakfast serves pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, grits, fruit, and beverages on the first Saturday of every month, except for July & August. This is a big, longstanding community event that draws people from near and far. 


All are welcome!


PLEASE NOTE: 

Due the the Labor Day holiday, the September 2018 breakfast has been moved to the SECOND weekend. Breakfast will be offered on Saturday, September 8.


Serving hours are 8:00-10:30 a.m., in Heavener Hall

Instead of charging a fixed price, families are asked to make a generous goodwill donation. 

(As a guide, the suggested amount is $8 for adults and $2 for children under 12, or $20 for a family of 4) 


Proceeds are donated each month to different charitable organizations in our region and around the world.

History of the pancake Breakfast

In 1970, Rev. Charles Kirkley "informed" then-UMM-President Jim Hobbs and his fellow officers that the Methodist Men should purchase a bus and finance it through the sale of pancakes and sausages.


The United Methodist Men agreed that a bus would be a good addition to support the growing St. Paul's ministry and programs. The men decided to begin raising funds by having pancake breakfasts on the first Saturday of every month except for July and August.  The first breakfast was held on October 3, 1970. The principal cooks were Jim Hobbs, Tom Huff and Jim Kessinger. Bill Sheaffer made the stainless steel griddle which is still used today. 


St. Paul's celebrated 40 years of pancakes in 2010. The pancake tradition continues today through the love and dedication of the United Methodist Men. They are proud to feed the community and support a variety of missions.

   

Eat Pancakes & Support Worthy Causes

Proceeds from the UMM-sponsored Pancake Breakfasts are donated to worthy charities that strive make the world a better place, both close to home and abroad. Here are just a few of the organizations we support:


  • UMCOR - The United Methodist Committee on Relief, providing domestic and international emergency relief, disaster response, and long-term solutions to humanitarian crises (https://www.umcor.org/)
  • Camping Ministries of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church, supporting West River Center, retreats for all ages, and youth camping opportunities (http://www.bwccampsandretreats.com/)
  • Red Bird Mission Clinic, School, Community Store, and Work Camp, providing vital services from the campus in Beverly KY and improving lives in rural Appalachia (https://rbmission.org/)
  • Society of St. Andrew, gleaning America's fields to feed America's hungry (www.endhunger.org)
  • Wesley Theological Seminary and scholarships, educating Christian leaders in the Maryland area since 1881 (https://www.wesleyseminary.edu/)
  • St. Paul's Hunger Ministry, feeding our neighbors in need from the 20895 ZIP code area (http://stpaulsk.org/service/hunger-ministry)