Dinner for 8
Dinner for 8 is forming at St. Patrick! Please consider signing up! Would you like to meet fellow parishioners of St. Patrick in a small group setting and share a meal together? If so, Dinner for 8 is for you.
What is Dinner for 8? Meals are hosted in participants’ homes, at local restaurants, or wherever the group decides. The host prepares the main dish, while other members bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert. At the end of the fourth month, all gather for a potluck before a new session begins.
How do I join? Simply fill out the online form below or click here to print the registration form and return it to the church office, drop in the collection basket, mail it (St. Patrick, 405 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO 63385), or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once groups are formed, a Lead Host will be selected for each group.
What does a Lead Host do? This is the point person for the group. The Lead Host contacts group members to select the location, date, and food sign-ups for the first gathering. It is highly recommended that future gatherings are scheduled during your first meal together.
How are the Dinner for Eight groups formed? As registration forms are received, Cyndi, our Dinner for 8 coordinator, will put people together so that each group has, at most, eight adults, taking into account the preferences that you listed. Groups may be comprised of all couples, two couples and four singles, one couple and six singles, etc. It all depends on who signs up. The mystery is part of this ministry's excitement! Non-members of the church are also invited to join us.
Who cooks the meals? It's potluck! Usually, the host will make the main dish, and other participants will bring coordinating sides or desserts. Some groups may also choose to visit local restaurants or other venues.
What about families with children? Your group will determine the answer here, bearing in mind that your preference for the kind of group you are interested in will have been taken into account initially. Please be sure to indicate your group-type preference on the registration form.
What happens after our last gathering? You may decide to sign up for another round of Dinner for 8 with a different group of folks, or your group may wish to stay intact and continue as a small group.