GROUPS

 

Bible Studies

  • men’s bible study:

    Tuesdays // 6-7 p.m. // parsonage

  • women’s bible study:

    Tuesdays // 6-7 p.m. // church

  • parenting class/bible study:

    Tuesdays // 6-7 p.m. // church

  • Young Women’s bible study/small group (ages 16-25):

    Thursdays // 7-8 p.m. // parsonage


Dinners for 8

What is it?

Dinners for 8 is all about casual fellowship, food, and fun! It’s a time to hang out with a group of people you don’t normally rub shoulders with. Groups of around 8 people will either meet in homes or in restaurants—you will be able to list your preference on the form below, along with other details. Besides having dinner (can be breakfast or lunch, too!) together, leave some time to play board games, drink coffee, or go ice skating! Really, the specifics are up to each group.

The group coordinator (GC) will coordinate the meeting place, date, time, and food sign-ups, and will be the point of contact for the group members. The group coordinator does not need to host the dinner. These can be two separate roles.

How does it work?

  • Fill out the form for you and/or your family by clicking the button below, or find Hunter Legg after the Sunday service and she will sign you up on her computer in the back.

  • After a couple weeks, group coordinators will be assigned and groups will be formed.

  • After groups are formed, the group coordinators will be in contact with the group members to coordinate the meeting place, date, time, and food sign-ups.

Groups:

  • There will be around 8 adults in each group. The groups will be selected based on availability and preference to eat in or out. Groups will consist of couples and singles.

Kids?

  • Kids are welcome! If you’d like your kids to participate, be sure to note how many kids you have on the sign-up form.

  • If you’d rather have a night out, and other group members also have kids, feel free to pool together for babysitting.

How does the food work?

  • The focus is on making friendships and having fun, so we don’t want the food preparation to be stressful. We recommend a potluck dinner so that everyone can participate by bringing a dish!

  • As stated above, groups will be formed on the preference to eat in or eat out so that everyone feels comfortable and included.

  • Feel free to be creative! Have a theme for the night, like Italian or soup night.

Group coordinators:

  • You can easily sign up to be a group coordinator on the form.

  • We ask group coordinators to communicate the details with their group: meeting place, date, time, and food sign-ups. The contact information of each group member will be provided to the group coordinators.

Can I have dinner at my house without being a group coordinator?

  • Yes! You can specify on the form that you would like to host the dinner, but not be a group coordinator.

  • This goes for group coordinators as well. Group coordinators do not need to have the dinner at their house.

Sign-up information:

  • We designated Dinner Weeks to provide for flexible scheduling: February 1-8, March 1-8, April 1-8, and May 1-8. We will schedule the rest of the Dinner Weeks as they get closer. You may register for more than one dinner week if you know you’ll be available.

  • You can sign up here online or on Sunday mornings—just find Hunter Legg.

  • Here are the sign-up deadlines:

    • Dinner Week 1 (February 1-8): January 28

    • Dinner Week 2 (March 1-8): February 25

    • Dinner Week 3 (April 1-8): March 28

    • Dinner Week 4 (May 1-8): April 27

Questions?

If you have any questions about Dinner for 8 in general, email martindalealliance@gmail.com.

If you have specific questions on anything pertaining to your group, please contact your group coordinator!