After careful and prayerful consideration, the Stretching into Justice Team wants to advise the United Parish Community that United Parish will not be hosting the Community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Simply put, we do not have the leadership or bandwidth to organize a sit-down dinner for roughly 200 people. Nor have we been successful in finding someone within the congregation to take on this substantial leadership role. It became clear that the role played by our former tenant, Catering to You, was very significant. They had loaned us various items including large pots and place settings which we would have had to purchase.
For those of you who have regularly volunteered your time at the Dinner, there will be opportunities to help the Brookline Food Pantry with their efforts. We are also preparing a list of all the places in the Boston-area where fully-prepared meals are being served and will pass that to those interested. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.