Rhythm & Food
Pastor Lyda Eddington
I’m Lyda Eddington and I’m the pastor of Westchester UMC. We are passionate about feeding people –not just the body, but also mind and spirit. 1 in 5 people experience food insecurity, 2 in 5 adults experience depression, stress and anxiety, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth. Ancient civilizations used drumming to create a sense of community and wellness – and we can use it today!
I’m excited to share our initiative - Rhythm & Food! Rhythm & Food offers a shared meal and recreational music-making through group drumming. Drumming reduces stress, improves mood states, strengthens the immune system – no experience is required - and it’s fun! Sharing a meal together builds delicious community. Our partnership with the LAX Food Pantry, Didi Hirsch Mental Health, and REMO drums, have empowered us to create Rhythm & Food – interactively feeding bodies, minds and spirit. Share the unique rhythm of your heart – will you partner with us?