Caring for each other in the community
Table for 8
Table for 8 is a fun way to connect with people from FUMC in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Singles, couples, and families of all ages participate in this fellowship ministry that creates dining groups by geographical area. Groups are changed each year, with annual registration in July. They are encouraged to meet three times in the fall and three in the spring. Questions? Visit our FAQ below or email Emily Buchanan, Director of Discipleship, at email@example.com.
Registration is closed for 2021-2022 tables.
Q: How are the groups formed? Can we be in the same group as our friends?
A: Each group will usually consist of seven to ten adults. Since the intent of the dinners is to get to know new people, we will not accommodate requests to be in a certain group. The mystery is part of the fun!
Q: Will there be separate groups for singles and couples?
A: No. Our intent is to mix everyone together.
Q: I don’t have room at my house to host eight people or I really can’t cook!
Q: Are children included?
A: Parents may choose to leave their children at home with a sitter or bring them. As part of the registration process, tables will be set as adults only or child friendly. Ultimately, it is up to each group to decide the best options for its participants.
Q: Who cooks all meals?
Q: What happens after our final gathering?
A: Hopefully, you will have had a wonderful experience and might even decide to continue to meet as a group. You can also sign up for another round with a new group.
Q: What if I missed the July deadline for registration?
A: Contact Emily Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if any groups have openings or new groups might be forming.
This summer, as things begin to open back up, we wanted to offer our recommendations on places we’ve been that have safety protocols in place and make for a fun and safe outing with your Picnic for 8. So get out there and enjoy being together again! View Summer Guide here.