Thanksgiving Food-box Outreach

The Thanksgiving Offering is an NCF tradition of sharing God’s abundance with folks in our church and community that may have a hard time providing a Thanksgiving meal for their families. This is not a one shot effort but part of a longer term building of relationship with those in need.

This is a church-wide mobilization to show grace in action at a point of need. In this way we holistically show and share the Gospel. 

For Thanksgiving, we buy turkeys, canned goods, and some fresh produce and assemble and deliver boxes prior to Thanksgiving.

1. During the Sunday service Nov. 12, we'll have a special processional offering for the Thanksgiving Boxes project. We will give thanks to the Lord as all who wish to donate food items or financial gifts will be invited to bring their offerings to the front of the sanctuary. Checks should be made out to New City, with a memo "Thanksgiving Offering."  If giving online at, choose the “Thanksgiving Boxes” Fund.

See the list below for the list of food items you can bring.
  • Stuffing
  • Corn
  • Green beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Applesauce
  • Yams
  • Instant potatoes
  • Boxes mac/cheese
  • Boxed rice
  • Ramen noodle

If you are unable to attend this Sunday, you can bring food items by Nov. 17 to the church office during office hours (M-F 9 am- 4:30 pm), or bring with you to the Fellowship Hall Saturday 11/18 when we meet to assemble boxes.

2. If you know someone in our congregation or community in need whom we can bless with a Thanksgiving Box, complete the referral form below ASAP.
3. You can help build or deliver boxes. 
  • Wednesday 11/15 Food will be delivered to New City. This food all needs to be unloaded (time TBA). Sign up with Paul Green at church, or here.
  • Friday 11/17  Project set up day: preparing the empty boxes and getting donated food organized for Saturday (time TBA)
  • Saturday 11/18: Box assembly day: loading all of the boxes with food according to family size (starts at 9 am in Fellowship Hall)
  • Sunday 11/19: Thanksgiving Box Delivery: Pick up boxes at church between 10 am and 4 pm. Deliver boxes, meet and pray with recipients, share the gospel and invite folks to come to NCF. Deliver on Sunday if possible or by Monday (there's a frozen turkey in the box.)
Please be in prayer for this outreach. For more information, contact Paul Green.





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