As Thanksgiving approaches please keep in mind our neighbors who need a little help to be able to enjoy a  home-prepared holiday dinner. A Thanksgiving Holiday Basket lets a family gather together at their own table to celebrate. The First Parish Church congregation has a longstanding  tradition of assisting local families at Thanksgiving through Wellspring.

The Open Door will provide a  Holiday Basket for any eligible family referred by Wellspring. A Holiday Basket contains everything needed to prepare and cook a festive Thanksgiving dinner at home: a large turkey, potatoes, apples, carrots, squash, stuffing mix, cranberries, gravy mix, and dinner rolls.

The Missions Committee hopes that members of the congregation will make contributions of $25.00 to cover the cost of each Holiday Basket. Of course, financial contributions of any amount are welcome. Checks can be mailed to the Office (P.O. Box 187 Manchester, MA 01944) or given to a Missions Committee member in the Narthex after each Sunday service leading up to Thanksgiving. Please make checks payable to First Parish Church with “Holiday Baskets” on the memo line.