Breakfast at Fort McKinley is back!
by Shannon Flora, Fort McKinley Campus Director of Operations
Photo: Breakfast is served!
After two long years, Breakfast at Fort McKinley is back and better than ever! We are taking a fresh approach to breakfast in two ways. First, we have consulted with a dietitian from Kettering Health to develop a healthier menu. Yes, pancakes are still part of the rotation, but we have opted for a higher protein recipe, added leaner proteins, whole grains, fresh fruit, veggies and yogurt. Healthy doesn’t mean not as tasty either...we have a professional chef serving with our breakfast team! Second, we are more focused on community as we relaunch our breakfast ministry. Food brings people together and breaks down barriers. We want to be a place where neighbors get to know each other and where relationships form. We have also invited community partners like Kettering Health, CareSource and Goodwill Easter Seals to present their resources during breakfast.
The relaunch of Breakfast at Fort McKinley is another step toward ensuring Faith, Family and Food for northwest Dayton. We have refocused our efforts to connect with the 15 blocks north of Fort McKinley and added Valerie Arms to our target area. Valerie Arms is an entire road with apartments on both sides of the street that are loaded with kids. This is a huge opportunity for us to reach families within walking distance of the Fort McKinley Campus. Our hope is that neighbors get to know one another and that the community finds resources that they need whether that is Jesus, health care, job training, counseling or a friend.
Our breakfast ministry may have had to hit pause as we navigated a global pandemic, but Fort McKinley is still known as “the church with breakfast” and “the Church that helps people.” Once we announced that breakfast would be returning, people started showing up looking for breakfast and wanting to help. One of our new breakfast team members, John, used to come from a local shelter. Today John is out of that shelter. When he heard that we were re-launching breakfast, he came back to Fort McKinley because he was blessed by the church while he was living in the shelter. He recently accepted Christ. His new mission is to let people know about Breakfast at Fort McKinley because of the impact of his experience here.
We are still looking for more folks to join the team. You, your family or life group can become a regular part of the monthly rotation, preparing breakfast and serving our guests. If you would like to be part of Breakfast at Fort McKinley, email fort@ginghamsburg.org and we will help you get plugged in! And if you just want to come make new friends while enjoying a tasty, healthy breakfast, we have a seat at the table with your name on it! Breakfast is served every Sunday from 8:30-10am. We would also love for you to stick around and worship with us at 10:30am!
Shannon Flora
Fort McKinley Campus Director of Operations
By the Numbers...
  • Offering this week was $36,236 from 191 individual or family givers.  
  • Individuals who participated in worship at all locations:
  • In-person adults, students & kids: 523
  • Online (YouTube & ginghamsburg.church): 233

Online worship is also available on Facebook.
Fort McKinley In-Person Worship Time:
Sunday: 10:30am

Tipp City In-Person Worship Times:
Sunday: 9, 10:30am
Ginghamsburg Online Worship Times:
Sunday: 9, 10:30am
YouTube on demand after 9, 10:30am