Food for Thought, by Minister Hugh Bradford

“Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.”  — Luke 2:14

This wish is old. This wish is true. We wish a Happy New Year to all of Mt. Pleasant Worship & Outreach Center and to all our friends, too.

Chicken sliders: tasty, healthy game-day food, by Leslie J. Ansley

Christmas has ended, but not the holiday season. There’s still New Year’s Eve – and Watch Night service at MPWOC – and New Year’s Day. And today through the first week of February, a few dozen college football bowl games followed by Super Bowl 50 on February 7.

There’s nothing like an appetizing spread of game-day grub to get guests in a party mood. These sliders are also healthier than other options because they’re made with white-meat chicken, low-fat cheese and served on whole wheat buns. Happy New Year!


1/5 -2 lbs chicken, grilled and shredded
6 whole wheat slider buns
2 slices of low-fat Monterey Jack cheese, cut in four pieces
1/4 cup barbeque sauce
2 tablespoons low-fat ranch dressing
lettuce for garnish

Once chicken is shredded, mix with barbeque sauce until thoroughly combined. Toast slider buns. On each slider bun, add roughly 1-1.5 ounces of shredded chicken. Top with a teaspoon on ranch dressing, and a piece of cheese. Add lettuce.

Serve with sweet potato fries. Makes 6.

Stack your snacks, by Donna Wright

standHere is a beautiful way to make a centerpiece and display goodies – kill two birds with one stone so to speak.

Stack three different-sized cake pedestals to make a tower. Add fresh fruit, cheese, veggies, dip, crackers, summer sausage, etc., on the bottom trays and decorate the top with greenery, dried berries or fresh cranberries and a candle, or maybe add nuts, dried flowers or dried leaves and small gourds or pumpkins.