Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Lake Merritt UMC

November 20, 2008

For more than three decades, Lake Merritt United Methodist Church in Oakland, California has been providing a FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner, and this year is no exception! 

The people of Lake Merritt UMC invite you to join them on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 1-3 p.m., for Thanksgiving dinner, entertainment, and fellowship.

The church is located at 1255 First Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606.
Due to the current economic climate, the church expects to serve more meals this year than in the past. Last year, more than 400 meals were served.
If you are able to make a financial contribution or can provide a turkey or pie, your gift would be welcome! Volunteers are also needed to post flyers, provide entertainment during the meal (in 20-minute sets), or to translate announcements into other languages, especially Chinese, Spanish, and ASL.
And, while volunteering and donating are wonderful and appreciated, EVERYONE is welcome at the table. Bring your family, your friends, and your appetites!

To volunteer or to contribute funds, turkeys, or pies, contact the Thanksgiving Dinner Coordinator, Stephen Ford, at or 510-835-2019.
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