Presbytery of St. Augustine

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Community Thanksgiving Dinner at First Presbyterian Church Lake City
By Terri Millikin, Event Organizer

In 2000, a Thanksgiving meal was started as a Mission outreach for the homeless in the Lake City area.  The meaning of Thanksgiving changed that day for our church and community.  Nineteen years and 20 meals later, we are still going strong.

A traditional meal of smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, and green beans is prepared. Tables are set with linens and our guests are greeted at the door, seated and served their meal.  Homemade desserts are the finishing touch.  Everything is done by volunteers from the church and community.

Over the years we have seen this grow into one of the most anticipated and appreciated traditions in Lake City.   When you look around, you will see the homeless, families, community leaders, church members, and couples with no family in the area all sharing tables and a meal together.  Our fellowship hall becomes a safe place, with smiles, handshakes and hugs.  

I invite you all to come and experience Thanksgiving with us in 2020!  Your soul will be blessed in a way I cannot explain! 

Thank you for your long term commitment to caring for your community on Thanksgiving Day!