God has called believers to step outside their cultural comfort zones and make a difference in the lives of others. How? It’s really quite simple—start by helping just one person. As World Vision founder Bob Pierce once said, “Don’t fail to do something just because you can’t do everything.” Read on for ways to help out Impact partners or get involved with short-term missions.

HCC Thanksgiving Hosts

Impact ministry partner Hospitality Center for Chinese (HCC) is looking for Thanksgiving host families. International students would love to experience this holiday and spend the day with an American family, in an American home. Consider sharing your Thanksgiving table and offer the experience of an authentic American Thanksgiving with international undergrad and grad students! It’s a way to travel across the world without leaving your dining room.

Register at www.hcchinese.org on the volunteer tab.

Thanksgiving Food Basket Giveaway

Buy groceries to fill a Thanksgiving food basket for a family in need, and bring food to Calvary Church’s Roseville Campus on Monday, November 19 for immediate distribution to people in our congregation and at area inner-city churches. Drivers will distribute the baskets the same evening. This holiday food drive is hosted by the Ambassadors Life Group. Can’t bring food on November 19? Contact Curt Fiesel (below) to make other arrangements. For your convenience, a grocery list is also in the PDF attached below.

Thanksgiving Food Basket Drop Off
November 19 / 1-4:30pm
Roseville Campus Parking Lot / 2120 Lexington Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113

2018 Thanksgiving Food Basket Flier PDF

Shopping Suggestions

Bring the grocery items listed at right in a heavy corrugate box with handles (available at Cub Foods). Try to avoid substitutions. If unavoidable, substitute an item that is easy to prepare. For instance, buy a frozen pie rather than ingredients for a pie. Purchase stuffing that can be prepared on the stove. Gravy can be in cans, jars, or a dry mix.

Grocery List
Quantities listed for feeding a family of five. 

Turkey (12-15 pounds)
Stuffing (Stovetop or Jiffy. Cornbread is preferred but hard to find.)
Sweet Potatoes (4 fresh or 2 cans)
1 can cranberry sauce
2 cans green beans
2 cans corn
1 box instant mashed potatoes or 5 fresh baking potatoes
1 gravy mix or 1 jar of gravy
1 box cornbread mix
1 frozen apple or pumpkin pie
1 container Cool Whip frozen topping
1 dozen eggs
1/2 gallon milk in plastic container, not waxed cardboard
Pre-sweetened Kool-Aid, Crystal Light or other frozen juice
1 pound butter or margarine
Heavy corrugated box

Curt Fiesel