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Ensure a Thanksgiving Community Meal for All

Thursday, Nov. 23 ~  12-1pm

Each year, the good folks of Our Redeemer’s host anybody and everybody for a no-cost Thanksgiving meal from 12-1pm right on Thanksgiving Day. It takes about 60 (or more!) volunteers to pull it off, and it’s an amazing gift not only to those who get to taste it, but especially to those who prepare it and clean it up afterward.

We have one returning and very important volunteer position this year: Table Hosts. Each table will have one person who dines with the folks who are there, helps to make sure that everyone gets food, distributes the sleeping bag tickets, and gets to know the people with whom they are sitting. It’s a special kind of a job – ensuring that grace is shown and that every person is honored at this meal of gratitude.

Please sign-up to volunteer online at

The categories are:

  • Prepare the meal
  • Carve the turkeys
  • Set the tables
  • Cook the meal
  • Table Hosts
  • Dishing up the meal
  • Greeting guests
  • Serving and Clearing
  • Distribution of sleeping bags
  • Washing dishes
  • Cleaning up
  • Photographer

Monetary donations to offset the costs of giving away 150 new sleeping bags are greatly appreciated! Due to the popularity of this opportunity to serve our community, we are asking that all volunteers sign up in advance of this event. Once all the positions are filled, we cannot accept more help. If you have questions contact Cara Kiggins (outreach@ourredeemers.net), or Margaret Wetter (margaretwetter@comcast.net)

What a great community, and a gracious gift! See you on Thanksgiving!

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