“What is a Christian?” someone asked a Hindu man. He responded, “The Christian is someone who gives.” (Mother Teresa) Hospitality is one of the distinguishing marks of the followers of Christ, this virtue is commended by St. Paul to Christians (Rom. 12:13; 1 Tim. 3:2; Tit. 1:8; Heb. 13:2). In the spirit of Christ Himself we continue this tradition with the Resurrection Dinner Club (aka Dinner for 8). This dinner club is an effort to open ourselves and our homes to fellow parishioners. It will allow us to get to know others and to keep that small parish feel about us. It will give us a chance to spend time with each other enjoying shared wisdom, fellowship, and interests.
Four couples would meet four times during a six month period or for smaller groups, three couples would meet three times during a six month period. One couple is designated as the lead couple to set up the first dinner. At the first dinner the rest of the schedule will be decided. The couple hosting the dinner at their house is in charge of the main dish/theme. They assign the other couples the side dishes and desert. Meals can be formal or very casual. Dinner club evenings are for adults only. People interested in the dinner club will sign up and be assigned to a group. Couples are committed to their group for four meals and one must be at their house. New sign-up sheets will be posted every six months in the gathering space. Members previously in a group will be assigned to a new group. The coordinator for this is Angie Etheredge. 831-0841
Q: What if I am single?
A: Singles are most welcome to sign up and are included in either grouping.
Q: What if I do not have any china or fancy dinnerware?
A: Meals can be informal. If you wanted to order pizza and eat off of paper plates that would be fine. The main goal is fellowship, not a five-star dining experience.
Q: What if my group cannot get all of our dinners completed in six months?
A: We all know that schedules can get busy during certain times of the year. It is okay to continue past the “six month” time frame to give all members a chance to host.
Q: What if I am nursing my infant?
A: Most groups do not mind a little infant joining. If the baby is mobile, you may wish to wait for the next session when your baby will be able to stay with a sitter.
Q: What if I cannot find childcare?
A: You have many options. You may wish to become part of the Babysitting Co-op; you may be able to have older children of your group watch others in the basement or another house; or you may want to check out the Babysitters List in the nursery/church office.
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