Some friends and I have put together an opportunity to show love to some of the down-trodden and needy of Birmingham, and we want you to be a part of it. Here’s the plan:
This Saturday, we will be cooking a real-deal Christmas dinner together, then going downtown and picking up any homeless people we see and bringing them in and sharing that meal with them. We want to show these people that they’re not totally alone and forgotten in the world by going out of our way to care for and share our lives with them. We want to get them out of the cold for a while, get their stomachs full, and send them away with a package of things that will help them get by better where they are.
Here’s how you can help:
Honestly, we want you to help us buy food, cook it, serve it with us, and share yourself personally with these people. Below is a list of everything we need for the dinner and for the care packages. If you want to do that, please sign up to take care of as much as you want (do that by replying to this blog saying what you’re getting). If you want to help, but won’t be here Saturday, then you can go ahead and commit to providing something on the list. You just need to call me and I’ll come get it from you, or you can just donate money and we will put it towards whatever is needed most.
For those of you who are going to come cook with us, meet us as Cahaba Heights Baptist Church (directions at bottom) around one thirty. They have a good kitchen where we can cook the meal. Around five or five thirty, some of us will leave to go downtown and pick up the homeless people. We hope to return with them around six or seven to eat. Afterwards, we will clean our mess and be done. Be prepared to be there from oneish til around nine or so.
The List: Planning for twenty-five people
-2 Big Hams
-2 Large Turkey Breasts or Turkeys
-4 different veggies – To provide one veggie, bring four of the huge cans of it, so we need 16 huge cans for a total of 4 different veggies
-2 Casseroles – To provide one casserole, make two large casserole dishes of it.
Mashed Potatoes (serving sizes are on the box)
-Three sheet cakes
-Underwear (no whitey tighties)
This list is not definitive. If you have a recipe that you really love to make, by all means bring it. Just reply here saying you’re making it, and it counts as a dessert/side or whatever. We also need a van or two (ideally). If you have one or can help there, please let us know.
If you commit to something here, please know that we’re really counting on you. Please also, if you think it is meaningful, pray that this comes together well. This isn’t the most important thing going on in the world right now, but putting a dent, however small, in the loneliness and hurt in a person’s life is making the love of God come alive, and that matters. I hope to see you Saturday. Let all your friends know.
Address:3800 Crosshaven Dr Birmingham, Al 35243 (mapquest if you need to).