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No Cost Thanks Giving Meal!

Thanksgiving Community Meal

Each year, the good folks of Our Redeemer’s host anybody and everybody for a no-cost Thanksgiving meal from 12-2pm 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 two new volunteer positions this year: Turkey carvers, which is pretty self-explanatory, and Table Hosts.  I’m so excited for the table hosting position!  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.  

This year, the sign-ups to volunteer are online at  https://www.volunteersignup.org/BK3MJ.  The categories are:

• Prepare the meal
• Carve the turkeys (NEW POSITION!)
• Set the tables
• Cook the meal
• Table Hosts (NEW POSITION!)
• Dishing up the meal
• Greeting guests
• Serving and Clearing
• Distribution of sleeping bags
• Washing dishes
• Cleaning up
• Making fruit pies!
• Photographer

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 me, Pastor Gretchen at pastor.gretchen@ourredeemers.net, or Margaret Wetter  at margaretwetter@comcast.net.

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


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