Fellowship Ministry is as important as any of the other ministries. There is something about sitting down to a meal together that encourages the fellowship and friendship of those who are involved.
The informality that exists along with the amount of time it takes to eat a meal contributes to the opportunity for people to get better acquainted with one another. New members are encouraged to participate in fellowship activities as a way to meet church members and to develop friendships.
However, the emphasis on physical food should not overshadow the need for spiritual food. Every meal service is a means to help people grow spiritually.