Thanksgiving Boxes 2018


PLEASE PICK UP A BOX (provided by Cedar Springs) in Reception Hall, fill it with the items listed below, and bring it back to the church NO LATER than Sunday morning, Nov. 18. Cedar Springs will provide a turkey and rolls for each box.


- Thursday, October 18 from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Ladies Only) - help residents of Serenity Shelter put the boxes together for us in the Watershed; afterwards, enjoy lunch and fellowship together.

- Sunday mornings, October 21-November 18 from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This is an opportunity for both adults and middle school through college aged students. Adults are needed to check out the empty boxes and students are needed to help carry the boxes.  Click here to sign up to help.

- Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18, to prepare the boxes for pickup and delivery; and Monday morning, Nov. 19, to load and unload turkeys, help carry boxes to cars, and make deliveries (this is a wonderful opportunity for a family to deliver a box and spend a few minutes visiting).  Click here to sign up to help.

Financial donations for this ministry are accepted. If you would like to make a donation, please make your check out to "CSPC" and write "Thanksgiving Boxes" on the memo line.

Please return your box no later than Sunday morning, Nov. 18. You may return your filled box to the Reception Desk at the church weekdays. On Sundays bring your filled box to Reception Hall or drop it off at the turn-around in front of Reception Hall on the Kingston Pike side of the church; the drop-off on the south side of the church by the Sanctuary; or the west end of the church between the playground and the Chapel. 

Items needed to fill boxes:  You may choose to fill a Traditional Box, which would contain traditional holiday foods, or fill a Cultural Box containing items more familiar and useful to our neighbors from other countries who are not yet familiar with American customs and foods.  (PLEASE seal starred items in a ziplock bag!!)

The recipients of the boxes come from ministries we support, inner-city schools, social service agencies and from church members.  If you would like to be involved in this ministry to those in need in our city, please contact Karen ( or 291-5227) or Alison ( or 291-5261).

Click here to print Traditional Thanksgiving Box Shopping List.

Click here to print Cultural Thanksgiving Box Shopping List.

Items for Traditional Box Items for Cultural Box
2 15-oz cans Green Beans 2 15-oz cans Green Beans
2 15-oz cans Corn 2 15-oz cans Corn
1 15-oz can Fruit 1 15-oz can Fruit
2 cans Yams/Sweet Potatoes 1 28-oz can Diced Tomatoes
1 can Cranberry Sauce 1 box Cake Mix
1 box Cake Mix 1 can Icing
1 can Icing 1 2-lb bag Pinto Beans
2 packets of Gravy Mix (no jars) 1 2-lb bag Black Beans
1 bag Marshmallows 1 5-lb bag Rice
1 large box Jello ** 1 24-oz bottle Vegetable Oil 
1 large box Macaroni & Cheese ** 1 4-lb bag Sugar 
1 large box Stuffing ** 1 5-lb bag Cornmeal 
1 large box Instant Mashed Potatoes 1 disposable roasting pan for turkey
**1 4-lb bag Sugar Devotion Book
 **1 5-lb bag Flour Optional: Thanksgiving Paper Tablecloth/Napkins
1 disposable roasting pan for turkey  
Devotion Book  
Optional: Thanksgiving Paper Tablecloth/Napkins