Dinner with Friends is Starting Up

Dinner with Friends Formation Begins Again.
Fall is coming and with it a new round of Dinner with Friends will begin.  If you have participated in the past, you know that it is a fun way to get to know other parishioners.  If you haven’t previously joined this activity, consider it now.  Participants share meals and conversation in homes or at local restaurants:  dinner, brunch, fun outings, whatever fits your group.  Groups consist of six to eight parishioners.  The groups generally meet 4 to 6 times over the course of several months.  We make every attempt to assign you to a group of people with whom you haven’t previously been paired.  You don’t have to commit to a full round.  We love to have people sign up as substitutes, those that can fill in when someone in a group is unable to attend.  We’ve gotten positive feed back from those who went this route.  If you are unable to commit to for a full season, signing up as a substitute is a wonderful way to participate on a trial basis.
Each group rotates the role of host.  The host generally selects the entree.  The other participants bring something to complete the meal.  Don’t cook?  There are wonderful local delis to make it easy to participate.  This doesn’t have to be gourmet.  We have had picnics, spaghetti feeds, pizza, as well as informal meals.  The idea is to get together, converse, get to know your fellow parishioners and have fun.  Groups now forming will last about six months.  In the spring, we will form new groups.
If you’d like to participate during this cycle, please complete the enrollment form included in this Sunday’s bulletin or in the Welcome Center from now until September 27.
If you have particular concerns such as being a vegetarian, have food allergies, need barrier free access, or any other concerns; please note them in the Comments section of the enrollment form.
Dinner with Friends is wonderful fun, food and fellowship that builds relationships and strengthens our parish community.  If you have questions, send them on to the office and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  Bon appetit!  — Maggie Abrahamson, Convener