Tuesday, May 21, 2013
THANKS + GIVING DINNER
All college students and young adults are invited to a time of thanks...and giving!
Who: all college students and young adults (single and married; 20s, 30s, and early 40s)
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Where: fellowship hall (under the sanctuary)
Dinner: turkey and dressing will be provided; bring a side dish or dessert
Cost: no cost for the dinner; $7 donation helps cover the cost of shipping your shoebox
What to Bring: side dish or dessert, empty shoebox, gift items (see suggestions below)
Think of this as a warm-up for your Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you are new to town, new to church, or just new to First Baptist, you are welcome to join us as we give a little love. If you would like to take part, please RSVP via Facebook (or contact Josh) so we can have enough food and drinks for everyone. Free childcare is available at the church till 8:30 PM.
After dinner, we will pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, whose mission is "to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ."
You may drop off items for the shoeboxes in one of our red, wrapped collection boxes in A-317 or D-311 anytime and/or bring them with you on the 14th. Consult the list below for ideas of gift items to bring.
TOYS: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch®, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky®, etc.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
HYGIENE ITEMS: toothbrush, toothpaste, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
OTHER: hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy), mints, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball caps; sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
A PERSONAL NOTE: In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)
DO NOT INCLUDE: used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures; chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snowglobes or glass containers; aerosol cans
You may want to print the instruction sheet for packing a shoebox, which also includes the above gift ideas. If you have any questions, please contact Josh.