Opportunities for Service and Fellowship this Thanksgiving

Are you interested in giving back this Thanksgiving? Want to know where you can dig in to a fantastic Thanksgiving lunch? Look no farther than FAPC.

Nov 19: Thanksgiving Luncheon

On the Sunday before the holiday, join your friends at FAPC for a festive Thanksgiving luncheon, hosted by Congregational Life volunteers Janice Hass and Sylvia Winrich.

Twenty bucks ($10 for children ages 13 and younger) buys you a sumptuous meal of roast turkey, pumpkin pie and all the trimmings, hymn-singing and an afternoon of holiday fellowship. We've also got a super-sized kids' table for our younger (because what is Thanksgiving without a kids' table?).

Reservations and payment (cash or check only) will be accepted on Sunday, Nov. 5, and Sunday, Nov. 12. (Look for us in the Gallery.) Or contact Lance Hurst ([email protected]) to make your reservation, and plan to pay at the door.

This is a wonderful holiday event for family and friends. It is also a great opportunity for community groups to attend together! It all starts at 12:30 in Bonnell Hall. Click here for details!

Thanksgiving Day with Project FIND

On Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 23), our Project FIND team is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to 300+ homebound and homeless seniors on the city's West Side. We need about 20 volunteers (and maybe a couple of cars) starting at 10 am at the Project FIND Coffeehouse, 331 W. 42nd St. (west of Eighth Avenue below Holy Cross Catholic Church).

We'll finish about noon—in time for you to to enjoy your own Thanksgiving dinner. Contact: Vijay Wijesundera ([email protected]).

FAPC volunteers serve dinner at the Coffeehouse Center on the second Thursday of every month, a collaborative ministry that stretches back nearly 40 years. Our next monthly service date is Thursday, Nov. 9. Click here to learn more.

Thanksgiving Day with Meals on Heels

Again this year, our Meals on Heels crew will prepare a special Thanksgiving Day meal for an expanded recipient list. Volunteers are needed to prepare the meal (starting at 9:30 am) and deliver it to homebound seniors on the East Side (starting at 11 am). We meet in Bonnell Hall on the second floor of the church house.

To sign up, contact Bob Brennan at [email protected].

Meals on Heels volunteers will gather again on Saturday morning, Nov. 25, for our regular weekly meal preparation and delivery. New volunteers are welcome on Saturdays, too.

To learn more about our Meals on Heels program—a mainstay of FAPC's Outreach Ministries for 30 years—click here.

Thanksgiving Day with Shelter Guests

Join us for a special Thanksgiving lunch with our guests in the David B. Skinner Shelter. We need a handful of volunteers to help set up, enjoy the meal and fellowship with the guests, then clean up. We expect to serve around 1 pm in Bonnell Hall. Contact: Julia Ward ([email protected]).

Nov. 26: Hanging of the Greens

Cultivate the spirit of Christmas during the weekend of Thanksgiving!

Congregational Life invites you to join Deacon Fred Cannon in the Sanctuary shortly after the 11 am worship service. Fred will lead us through the preparation of the wreaths, garland, ribbons and bows... everything we need to prepare the church for the season of Advent.

Refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome!

Nov. 26: The Bowery Mission

FAPC volunteers will lead a special Thanksgiving worship service and serve the evening meal at this historic Lower East Side mission beginning at 4:45 pm. Outreach volunteer Kurt Dolze will be our preacher.

Directions are available here.

This monthly service at The Bowery Mission is one of FAPC's longest sustained ministries (40 years and going strong!). New participants are always welcome. If you sing or play a musical instrument, we can use your talents in particular. Contact Jeanne Lehman French ([email protected]) to learn more!

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