Tables of Eight Returns this FallA new opportunity for Christian fellowship
“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,” -Acts 2:46b
All Good Shepherd adults are invited to sign-up for Tables of Eight
What is Tables of Eight?
Tables of Eight is an opportunity for individuals and couples to share a meal with 7 other members of the congregation 5 times over the course of a year. The emphasis of these gatherings is Christian fellowship. There is no accompanying study, nor is there an expectation of culinary perfection.
Our goal is to get to know each other across age, stage, campus, and service and invite the Holy Spirit to be present among us as we break bread.
How does it work?
When you sign-up, you will be placed in a table group. Each group will have a coordinator who will initiate the conversation to schedule your first dinner date. Dinner is provided by the whole group with each person being assigned a different dish for each gathering: main dish, salad, dessert, side, and drinks. Group members will rotate the opportunity to host as well.
We want to give you some structure to begin with, but at the end of the day we recognize that each group will discover what works best for them.
What if I’m not a cook or a host?
There is no expectation of culinary perfection, it is perfectly okay to bring things purchased at a store. Similarly, if having people in your home is uncomfortable, we have a restaurant option for folks who would prefer to gather in that space.
What about kids?
It is perfectly understandable that people with kids may enjoy having dinner out without their kids, alternately, some folks may be looking to gather with other parents alongside their kids. You’ll see an option for both on our registration form.
How do I sign-up?
You can sign-up electronically by following this link: https://goodshep.breezechms.com/form/14611f . Or call the church office and Ronda Beggs, our Hospitality Coordinator, will register you.
Registration will close at the end of September so groups can begin meeting in October.
If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Sarah Iverson at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be a meaningful way to connect members across our large congregation and find our way in deeper relationships with one another as siblings in Christ.