Date(s) - 11/23/2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roser Memorial Community Church
The Annual Roser Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at 2:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. This meal is a celebration of all our blessings… for anyone who needs a place to share a meal in the presence of family and friends. There is no charge for the delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings. The tables are festive with linen clothes, silver and china.
Preparation for this feast begins in the summer. A chairperson is put in place and a committee is formed to cover purchasing, decoration, volunteers, publicity, etc. People volunteer to roast 13 turkeys, bake 10 apple pies, 10 pumpkin pies, 10 pecan pies, and bring them by 10:00 AM Thanksgiving Day to the Roser kitchen. Volunteers will prepare the stuffing, potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes and cranberries the day before and the morning of the feast. There are set chores for a host of volunteers (a total of 75) to work in the kitchen, set the tables, serve and to clean up afterwards. The orchestration of this event has been carefully documented and perfected in a manual that has been passed down to new chairs of the committee over the years.
Reservations are requested by the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving. Due to the limited seating—we can seat 200—we ask that folks cancel their reservation if they find they will not be attending.
Because some have told us they would like an opportunity to make a donation, a freewill offering bucket has been placed near the exit. Please do not feel obligated to donate. Jesus demonstrated the gracious hospitality of God, which we are privileged to extend to you in His Name.”
To make dinner reservations or volunteer please go to at www.roserchurch.com/thanksgiving or call the church office at 941-778-0414.
Roser Church is located near the Anna Maria City Pier at 512 Pine Avenue. The Fellowship Hall is the entrance closest to the Anna Maria City Pier, next to the Roser Memorial Chapel. For more information call the church office at 941-778-0414, email email@example.com, go to www.roserchurch.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook/roserchurch