How are we making a big impact on our community? Read about–and sign up to help with!–the following service opportunities in November.
Table Talk Serves Dinner at the YWCA–Nov. 9
We are excited to bring Table Talk back to the YWCA. Once a month (almost always on the second Thursday of each month), we will serve dinner at the family shelter at the YWCA. You can participate by contributing items for the meal, preparing the meal, and/or serving the meal. On Thursday, November 9, we are making Baked Ziti, Salad, and Garlic Bread. Sign up to contribute needed items here: Table Talk Serves Dinner at the YWCA.
Backpack Beginnings Service Project–Nov. 12
Children and adults of all ages are invited to join the FCC Youth Group for a service project on Sunday, November 12, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. We will be organizing food and clothes, as well as stuffing backpacks full of food for children in Guilford, Forsyth, and Alamance Counties. For more information or to RSVP, please email Amanda Kerr.
Gobble, gobble, GIVE–Donate Thanksgiving food items to the pantry through Nov. 19
Help us create turkey dinners for those in need. If people are willing to donate an entire box (all the items on the list together) that is great or an individual donation of items which can be used to create boxes is also wonderful. Fellow church members can drop off donations at the church through Sunday, November 19.
Thanksgiving Box Ingredients:
1 box of stuffing
1 box or bag of instant mashed potatoes
1 can of yams
1 can of cranberry sauce
1 can of corn
1 can of green beans
1 pkg or can of turkey gravy
1 can of pumpkin pie mix
Green for Greens–Nov. 18
The Corner Market, a small market with produce and handmade goods, is open every Saturday at the corner of Elam Ave. and Walker, not far from the church. There are a couple of local farmers selling everything from eggs to kale to homemade jam, as well as handmade goodies of all sorts. The market buzzes with life on Saturday mornings as neighbors shop and greet each other. The Market has a program called Green for Greens, in which the market doubles the dollars of folks who have SNAP/EBT benefits (that’s a food assistance program for people facing food insecurity; it used to be called food stamps). So, for example, if someone has $10 in SNAP dollars, they can spend $20 at the market, making their purchasing power go farther, enabling them to buy more fresh, healthy produce, and supporting local farmers. It’s a good thing all around.
FCC will have a table set up at the market on Saturday, November 18. We’ll sell handmade or home-baked goods, and all the proceeds will go to the Green for Greens project. We’ll need donations of things to sell, and a few helping hands that day to set up and staff the table. If you’d like to help, sign up and get more details here: First Christian at the Corner Market.
Friendship Sunday Thanksgiving Dinner–Nov. 19
We call it Friendship Sunday, so why not bring a friend to church that day? Then, plan to stay for the feast! We’ll have turkey and dressing—you bring a side dish or dessert to share. Can you help? This luncheon is one of our biggest events and is an all-hands-on-deck affair. Here are a few ways to help: Donate a turkey. Carve the turkeys and prepare the dressing. Clean up after lunch. If you can pitch in with any of these tasks, sign up here: Friendship Sunday Thanksgiving Dinner.
Not able to volunteer or contribute goods to these specific events? Come on out anyway; join us!