Thanksgiving-related events

• THE GIVING Returns to Beaufort County
The Giving, a community-wide, multi-church effort to provide Thanksgiving meals to those in need, returns for its third year November 20 to Beaufort County. Families benefitting from this effort are referred by charitable agencies and participating churches. Volunteers are being solicited for collection, inventory and distribution. Those interested should contact Heather Prince Doss at heather@sipcnet.org or (843) 525-0696.
Donations of Thanksgiving meals may be dropped off beginning at 4:30 p.m. on November 20 in the Beaufort High School Auditorium. A community worship service will follow at 5 p.m.  Donations will be taken to the YMCA in Port Royal that evening and meals will be delivered November 21. Donations beyond the scope of The Giving will be turned over to HELP of Beaufort. Suggested food items are frozen turkeys, potatoes, canned yams, green beans and cranberry sauce, and rolls. Approximately 210 families benefitted from this effort in 2010. Participating organization are: Love House Ministries, Sea Island Presbyterian Church, Seaside Vineyard, Spoken Word Outreach Ministries, St Luke’s Lutheran Church, The Link and Tidal Creek Fellowship.

• 32nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner
The Parish Church of St. Helena will host the 32nd Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Community Service on Thanksgiving Day at 507 Newcastle Street, Beaufort. The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held in the 299-year-old Parish Church at 11 a.m., where worshippers will gather to first give to thanks to the Lord. Following the service, dinner and fellowship will be served across the street in the Parish House. All are welcome. Dinner will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Take away meals are available from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for those who want to carry meals to the elderly or home-bound. The dinner is a gift to the community with admission being a smile and a thankful heart.

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