As a church determined to love on our neighborhood, we put on Brooklyn Feasts several times a year that are free and open to anyone, inspired by the Matthew 22 parable. Each time our doors are open in this way, we get a beautiful picture of the reconciliation, joy, and hospitality of heaven! Our next Brooklyn Feast will be an epic Thanksgiving meal on November 19th here at the church. To pull of a banquet of this magnitude requires a team effort, and we're calling you off the bench and into the party. There are many ways you can help.
For a Thanksgiving feast, it's all hands on deck for a magnificent spread of delicious food! We're doing this potluck-style. Drop-offs need to be at the church no later than 5:30 PM the evening of the feast.
TURKEYS: We are looking for people with decent-sized ovens and a few spare hours on Sunday, November 19th who would be willing to cook turkeys. The church will provide the bird, you simply do the cooking! Interested but never done it before? We'll provide a basic recipe for anyone who needs direction. Ready to jump in on the turkey action? Please sign up here.
NOTE: Turkey pick up will be at the church the evening of Wednesday, November 15. If you are willing to cook one but that pick up time is absolutely infeasible for you, email Holly.
SIDES: What would Thanksgiving be without the cranberries, stuffing, and green bean casserole?! Sign up here to provide a side dish.
DESSERTS: Are you a baking genius? Are you all about the break-and-bake? Have a favorite bakery that you could pick up treats from? All are totally awesome options for you to provide a dessert. Let us know you are in by signing up here.
DRINKS: What'll we wash it down with? Whatever you sign up to bring! Cider, lemonade, soda, Capri-Suns. (All non-alcoholic, please.) If you can bring some drinks, please click here to sign up.
JOIN A TEAM
If you are not a chef, there are still plenty of ways to serve.
OUTREACH: One of the best parts of the wedding parable in Matthew is 22 is the part when the host literally says: go out into the streets and invite everyone! That's the role of our outreach team. There will be times the weekend before, and both Saturday and Sunday the weekend of the feast to canvas the neighborhood and invite people to come join our merriment. If you'd like to be a key part of the feast by engaging with the neighborhood, click here.
CONNECTIONS: We want every person who comes to the feast to be overwhelmed by how welcome they feel! The connections team is all about greeting the people who come through our doors and making sure that everyone feels seen & heard by facilitating conversations. Additionally, this team will have information on hand to share with anyone who wants to know more about our church & programs (like the Community Renewal Projects!). Join the team determined to make people feel special by signing up here.
PHOTOGRAPHY: We would love to have some photos taken at the event! If you are a person with a nice camera, a good eye, a willingness to donate your time this way, please email Holly.
TEAR DOWN: In stewarding our church space that we are so lucky to have, we need people to come at the end of the feast to help restore order. The commitment is low: it usually only take 20 minutes, and often feast-goers pitch in, too! If you are a power sweeper, super chair stacker, or supremely awesome at doing dishes, we want you! Sign up here to be a tear down hero.
If you have any questions about the feast, email Holly to chat.