Dinners for Eight
“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” — Acts 2:26-47
What it is:
“Dinners for Eight” gives you the opportunity to enjoy food and fellowship with a mix of new and familiar faces. We already have host homes, so you are just signing up to be a guest! Find answers to common questions below. Further questions can be addressed to Lindsey B. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
When: Feb. 23 (sign-up deadline is Feb. 17)
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: At a host home (explained below)
Please sign up here.
TBD — Check back soon!
How does Dinners for Eight work?
First, sign up as either a single/couple. You’ll be assigned to a host-home. Each home will have, at most, eight adults who have been randomly selected to share dinner together.
How is food provided?
The host provides the main dish. Guests have the opportunity to bring a side or dessert. Once groups are assigned, the host will contact their guests and inform them of the main dish being prepared so guests can plan accordingly. Don’t feel like you have to be gourmet. Even a bagged salad or a store-bought cake counts as a side! This isn’t really about dinner or food, it’s about spending time together and having fun.
Is there childcare?
For the first time doing this event, we are going to ask that parents get a babysitter. If you have special circumstances or needs, we are definitely willing to work with you! Multiple host families have children, too, so don’t let childcare (or lack thereof) count you out.
Is this a Bible study?
No. Dinners for Eight is a time for fellowship, so it is not a formal Bible study. If you end up discussing a recent sermon or biblical topic, that’s great, but there is no special preparation or any expectations.
How to sign up:
Alternate: there is a written sign-up available at church in the foyer.
All we ask is that people sign up by one week prior so we have enough time to coordinate each group, and the host has time to contact guests.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” — Heb 10: 24-25