2016 Community Thanksgiving Dinner

2016 Thanksgiving Dinner
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2016 Thanksgiving Dinner
Where: First Unitarian Church of Omaha
3114 Harney Street, Omaha, Nebraska

When: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Guests: Those whom we have served via the First Unitarian Neighborhood Ministry, and those connected to Pastor Keniths outreach.

Details: The last 3 years First Unitarian’s have rallied together to produce a wonderful family-style holiday dinner at Thanksgiving time for our neighbors who are without shelter and those who are living in shelters–those in need.

This year, on Tuesday, November 22nd First Unitarian will host our 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. We’re expecting to provide dinner for about 100 guests.

We will need table ambassadors again this year! We will need help with donations of prepared food, in-kind supplies, and yes, some donations of cash.

More information will be shared soon. If you have questions or want to pledge your help, please contact Royal at ChaplainRoyal@InclusiveLife.org or 402-575-7006. Thank you so much, for creating change, making space, and sharing love.

All donations are fully tax deductible, and we could use your help!

Thanksgiving Dinner
Where: First Unitarian Church of Omaha
3114 Harney Street, Omaha, Nebraska

When: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Guests: neighborhood churches: First Lutheran, First Central Congregational, First Presbyterian and sister church Claire Memorial United Methodist.

Details: Last year First Unitarian rallied together to produce a wonderful family-style holiday dinner at Thanksgiving time for our neighbors who are without shelter and those who are living in shelters–those in need.

This year, on Tuesday, November 22nd First Unitarian will host our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Catharine Dixon has reached out to a select group of area churches, including our sister church, Claire Memorial United Methodist, to ask them to bring people they are connected with to the dinner. We’re expecting to provide dinner for about 100 guests.

We will need table ambassadors again this year! We will need help with donations of prepared food, in-kind supplies, and yes, some donations of cash.

More information will be shared soon. If you have questions or want to pledge your help, please contact Royal at ChaplainRoyal@InclusiveLife.org or 402-575-7006. Thank you so much, for creating change, making space, and sharing love.

Dinner Menu

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Dressing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Cranberries
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Pies

Three ways to help:

  • Food Donations
  • Volunteer Help & First Unitarian Ambassadors
  • Financial Help (Event Sponsor)

 

Contacts:
Catharine Dixon – Reservations & Guests Coordinator

admin@firstuuomaha.org or (402) 345-3039

Royal Carlton – Dining Room Host 
ChaplainRoyal@InclusiveLife.org or 402-575-7006

Lori Schaaf – Logistics & Dinner Coordinator
lhefeli@gmail.com or (402) 800-8528

Roasted Turkey (Need 8 Turkeys about 18-20 lbs each)
Buy and prepare by roasting, basic seasoning. Sliced, divided into serving pieces and placed in aluminum trays (provided)
covered with foil and ready to reheat at church.

Baked Ham (Need 3 Hams – about 10-15 lb each)
Prep by slicing and in aluminum trays (provided), covered with foil and ready to reheat at church.

Turkey Dressing (Need 3 large trays)
Bread, onions, celery, basic seasoning, broth in aluminum trays (provided), covered with foil
and ready to reheat at church.
* This is a full size, 20 x 13–inch pan  3-inches deep. About 10 quarts.  (14 quarts up to the brim.)

Mashed Potatoes(30 lbs – or a little more) We will peel and cook at church.

Gravy (1.5 gallons)

Sweet Potatoes (Need 2 large trays)
Peeled, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and salt — baked in aluminum trays (provided), covered with foil and ready to reheat at church.
* This is a full size, 20 x 13–inch pan  3-inches deep. About 10 quarts.  (14 quarts up to the brim.)

Green Bean Casserole (Need 3 large trays)
baked in aluminum trays (provided), covered with foil and ready to reheat at church.
* This is a full size, 20 x 13–inch pan  3-inches deep. About 10 quarts.  (14 quarts up to the brim.) See Recipe: Green Bean Casserole [pdf]

Cranberries – Canned Jellied Cranberry Sauce (Need 6 cans)

Bread – Dinner Rolls (140 rolls needed)

Pies (Need 18 pies — 6 Slices)

  • Suggested:
    • Now 10 Pumpkin Pies
    • 8 Fruit or Nut Pies

xtra Supplies:

  • Whole Milk (need 1 quart for mashed potatoes)
  • Coffee (how much ??)
  • Lemonade Mix (how much ??) Need 10 Gallons
  • Whipped Cream for pies?
  • Half & Half for coffee
    Name Tags (from church)