Saturday, November 7, 2009
Thanksgiving Dinner 4 the Homeless at FUMC
On Thanksgiving Day at noon we will open the doors of First United Methodist Church and serve the homeless a complete Thanksgiving dinner. We will be serving 30 to 40 men and women who otherwise would not have a Thanksgiving dinner on this special day. How can you help? What do we need? What are the details? See the information below.
We will be serving dinner at noon on Thanksgiving day.
We need large vans and van drivers. The vans will leave FUMC at 11:15 am and pick up our homeless guests at approx 11:30 am near the corner of Ridgewood and Bay Street in Daytona Beach, FL. After Thanksgiving dinner, at approx. 1:30 pm, we will drive our guests back to downtown Daytona Beach, FL.
We need paper plates, forks, knives and napkins. Plastic cups. Foam cups for hot drinks.
We need loving men, women and children to serve the meal to our guests. Servers should arrive at 11:15 am for instructions and last minute set up.
We need any and all food donations. What kind of food do we need? Turkeys, ham, potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, dressing, rolls and all of the other things you and I typically enjoy during Thanksgiving dinner. Whipped Cream and Pumpkin pie. Pecan pie and other sweets and treats. We also need drink donations. Lemonade. Coffee. Ice Tea.
Musicians. Can you play the guitar? The bongos? The piano? Get my drift? We would love to have music during dinner.
People willing to clean up during and after dinner. Clean up is not a glamorous job and has the least bit of glory but it is very important.
Need the church address? It's 305 Dunlawton Ave, Port Orange, FL 32127
Need the church website? Click here.
Why do we serve Thanksgiving dinner to the homeless? Last year Ron came for Thanksgiving dinner. He felt uncomfortable with the clothes he was wearing. Someone from our church gave him a clean shirt and a tie to wear for dinner. Look at the smile on Ron's face in the photo below. That's just one of the reasons that we serve Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless. You, your family and friends are invited to join us.
For more information give me a call on my cell phone (386)295-7739.