For more than 30 years Eliot Church has offered Thanksgiving dinner free to all our neighbors. Everyone is invited to come and sit down to a traditional meal with all the fixings; usually there are leftovers to take home as well.
In addition to a delicious meal, people enjoy a time of fellowship and giving thanks to God. Young people of the church provide musical accompaniment for the meal.
The leader of this project for the past seven years is Eliot Church elder Gordon Halm.
Workers from the church and from the community are needed for this event. If you can help, simply come to the church on Thanksgiving Day and ask for Gordon, who will tell you what you can do.
Set up and food preparation begin at about 7 a.m. at the church. The meal is served at noon, and clean-up is usually finished by about 3 p.m. Your help will be appreciated for any part of that time.
Every year there is also a need for people to cook turkeys. The church ovens are not large enough for turkeys to be cooked there, so we need many volunteers to cook turkeys at home and deliver them, fully cooked, to the church in the morning on Thanksgiving Day.
Eliot Church is also grateful for donations of food and money in support of the Thanksgiving feast. For a list of the foods needed, please contact the church office.
To give money, write a check to Eliot Church with "Thanksgiving Dinner" on the memo line. You can put it in the offering on Sunday or mail it to the church at 273 Summer Street, Lowell, MA 01852.