Want to meet more members of DHLC? Join Tables for Eight!
Tables for Eight is a small group share-a-meal ministry. All members and regular visitors to DHLC are welcome to participate. This includes couples, singles, full time residents, as well as snowbirds.
Groups of up to eight people are formed once a year. Each group determines its own schedule and tries to meet once a month for a meal, usually dinner, but picnic lunches and Sunday brunches are also options. Hosting rotates each month. The host/hostess provides the main dish and drinks and the other members provide side dishes as determined by the host/hostess. Groups generally schedule their next get-together at the conclusion of each month’s meal.
Snowbirds are included in most groups but groups are encouraged to continue to meet even when the snowbirds are gone for the summer.
The emphasis of Tables for Eight is fellowship and fun, rather than gourmet food. Get to know other members of the congregation on a more personal level.
Think your home is too small for eight people? Then schedule a picnic in the park; we can picnic nine months out of the year in Green Valley! Your group could select a restaurant and reserve a quiet table so you can chat with each other. Want to add interest? Order pizzas and include a game night with dinner. Be creative.
Please join us for the fellowship, fun, and, of course, food.
The majority of the snowbirds should be back by now. With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start planning your groups’ get-togethers for these months! Try to schedule group meals early in both November and December to minimize conflicts with Thanksgiving and Christmas activities.
For November, rather than dinner you might think about a Sunday brunch, either at home or in a restaurant. For December, you might consider a progressive dinner where each course of the meal is served at a different home. In that way, you get to share your Christmas decorations with everybody in your group, all in one evening.
Let us know of other creative ideas your groups come up with so we may share them with the other groups. And have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner!
Over the next several months, we will be introducing several new changes to the Tables for Eight small group ministry.
1. If you’re already in a group, we ask that you continue to meet with that group through summer of 2019. So each group should start planning now for a get-together in October when our snowbirds start returning from the frozen north-lands.
2. We will conduct sign-ups for new groups beginning in February, 2019.
3. New groups will be assigned during August, 2019, so that you can begin meeting as groups as early as September, so you can include any early-returning snowbirds.
We are also considering adding a summer-only (June through August) session of Tables for Eight for full time people. More on this later.