Friendship Dinners consist of six to eight willing people (singles and couples) getting together to plan a meal in their home or restaurant in order to get to know one another. Groups plan their own meals and get together once a month for four consecutive months. You share meals at participants' homes or at local restaurants. The emphasis is on meeting some new people, so you don't have to be a gourmet cook to participate. Once groups are formed, the first host will contact members to arrange the details for the first gathering.
What does a Host do?
The host is the point person for the group for that month. The host contacts group members to select the location, date, and food sign-ups for the month. It is highly recommended that future gatherings are scheduled and new host selected during your meal together.
I don't have room to host a dinner, or I really cannot cook.
Our desire is for you to spend some time together getting to know each other and include everyone. Your group may choose to eat at a host home, or meet at a restaurant (going "dutch").
How are the Friendship Dinner groups formed?
As people signup, we hope to form groups consisting of a total of at most 8 adults. Groups may be comprised of all couples, two couples and four singles, etc. It all depends on who signs up.
What about families with children?
Your group will determine the answer to this question, bearing in mind that your preference for the kind of group you are interested in will have been taken into account initially. Please indicate your group-type preference on the sign-up form. Arrangements for children will be decided by the host and parents. You may want to have a kids table where the children can eat togehter and while the adults visit, ideas include having children play quietly in another room, possibly teen children of other group members would be willing to babysit young children at the parent's home, or parents of young children may need to find their own babysitter.
What happens after our last gathering?
Hopefully, you will have had a rewarding experience and look forward to connecting with others at Calvary. You may want to sign-up for another round of Friendship Dinners with a different group of people, or maybe you want to join a small group for deeper connection and growth. At a minimum you will have 6 or 7 more people you will know at Calvary and they will know you. Be sure to say hello when you see them on Sunday morning at Calvary or when you cross paths around town.
If you really hit it off with your group, and you all want to form a small group for further connection and for spiritual growth, please contact Trevor McCready.
How do I signup?
Groups signup and formations are ongoing, just complete the form below or signup at the Welcome Center.