Missions Blog

Nov 14

ISI Thanksgiving Dinner the 24th Needs Your Help!

What better way to express our thanksgiving to God for His faithful provision than by sharing some of it with others who don’t know Him…. yet.

ISI Thanksgiving This just in from Charis Church, co-leader with her husband Adam of the International Student Thanksgiving Dinner:

Hi Everyone!

This year’s International Student Thanksgiving Dinner is almost upon us, and we need your help! Many of you have already signed up to help bring or serve this year at the dinner, and we are thankful for your willingness to help. But in order for the dinner to be a success we still have some areas with outstanding needs.

Would you consider being a part of sharing God’s love with these international students?

This year our dinner will be on Sunday, November 24 at 6 PM.

Below are the specific areas where we still have needs:


Cold food items can be dropped off anytime before 5:30pm.

Warm food items need to be brought between 5 & 5:30pm. For hot food itemsISI Logo, we have aluminum warming pans that these dishes should be brought in. If you sign up for one of those, you can pick up your tray at DSC this upcoming Sunday.

  • Butter – 1 lb in sticks
  • Apple Cider – 6 gallons needed (3 people to bring 2 gallons each)
  • Pumpkin Pie –  7 large pumpkin pie from Sams or Costco (7 people to bring 1 pie each)
  • Cranberry Sauce – 4 cans of whole berry cranberry sauce, or make some homemade sauce if desired
  • Dinner Rolls – 6 dozen prebaked dinner rolls (3 people to bring 2 dozen each)
  • Turkey – Cook a 20 pound turkey or bigger.  Please bring deboned in the provided pan.
  • Turkey Gravy – 4 gallons (4 people to bring 1 gallon each)
  • Green Beans – 1 Pan (Season with butter, salt and pepper. This is not a casserole, just plain seasoned green beans)
  • Stuffing – 1 Pan (Approximately 20 servings) Mashed Potatoes – 3 Pans (Approximately 20 servings per pan)
  • Sweet Potato Casserole – 3 Pans (Approximately 20 servings per pan)

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Setup – Help set up tables and chairs at 3:30pm. Finished around 5:30 or 6pm.
  • Hospitality – Arrive at 5pm.  Finish around 8pm. Greet students, help them find seats, help serve food, refill drinks during meal, serve pumpkin pie
  • Clean Up – Help clean up following the dinner. We expect to start clean up around 7:30pm.

Please email Charis if you are interested in helping in any of these areas, and thank you!

You can also swing by the ISI kiosk this Sunday to ask questions or volunteer.