Table of 8

Table of Eight is a fun and exciting way to connect with people from Grace Church. If you’d like to meet people in our church in a casual and relaxed atmosphere, then this group is for you! Participants are assigned to a group that meets together 4 times a year for meals and/or outings.


Q: What exactly is Table of Eight?

A: Table for Eight is for EVERYONE! It provides singles and couples an opportunity to share a meal together. The purpose is to allow new relationships to develop and grow. It is a great way to meet new people at church. Each group plans its own gatherings, meeting once a quarter for one year.  The group can meet at one another’s homes, at a restaurant; at the park….it is up to you! The emphasis is on fun and fellowship, so you don’t have to be a gourmet cook to participate.

Q: How does Table of Eight work?

A: Simply fill out the sign-up form. You can sign up as singles or couples or as a family (persons over 18 participate with other adults while younger children may have other activities). Everyone is welcome! Once groups are formed, lead hosts will be selected for each group. They will contact the members to arrange the details of the first gathering. If you are interested in being the lead host, please indicate on the sign-up form.

Q: Who cooks all meals?

A: Everyone! Typically, the host provides the main dish, and the group members bring appetizer, salad and dessert to round out the meal. You can even pick a “theme night,” (i.e. Italian night, Mexican Night, soup night, etc), and everyone can bring a dish that goes with that theme.

Q: I don’t have room at my house to host eight people or I really can’t cook!

A: We want you to spend time getting to know one another and to include everyone. We highly recommend rotating hosting duties among group members. However, if that is not feasible, your group might choose to repeat a host home, or meet at a restaurant.

Q: This is sounding better and better, but I have children. What happens to them?

A: Childcare will be decided by the host and the parents.