Join Us to Welcome our Shelter Neighbors at the Opening Shelter Meal, 11.01

Join Us to Welcome our Shelter Neighbors at the Opening Shelter Meal, 11.01

Dear Old First,

As you know our Winter Shelter is just weeks away! As is customary, the Outreach SLG and OFers lke yourself come together to welcome our shelter guests with an opening dinner.

The opening dinner is especially exciting for me as it’s the start to my first shelter season. Importantly it’s also an exciting time for our guests who for six months out of the year (November – April) use the social hall as their home base.

With that said, I would LOVE to start the season off with a bang! The 30 or so men who eat and sleep in the social hall are our guests, so let’s welcome them home with a warm, home-cooked meal and lively and loving conversation.

The Outreach SLG has already started working on a menu for the night, so if you are interested in contributing, please speak with me, Steve W. or someone else from Outreach. If you are ready to get your “Top Chef” on, we’d love to have your help! We get setting up about 5 pm and try to have the meal on the table by 7 pm. We eat with the men, and then they clean up, and we head home, usually before 8 pm.

If you are interested in participating in the opening dinner please email me at athomas@oldfirstucc.org, or leave a phone message for me at the church office.

I hope to see you there!

Best,

Alesha Thomas