What is Sociable Six?
It is a monthly meal (breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner) for six Faith members which takes place over the next four months, either in alternating member’s homes or at a restaurant of choice in order to get to know one another better. After four months, everyone is moved to a new group for the next session. The group decides if they want to participate in optional games or other activities afterwards. Note: if you opt for eating at a restaurant, everyone pays for their own meal.
Who is in charge of setting this up?
Group Coordinator(s) are in charge of assigning each couple/single to a group of six. The Coordinators for 2018 are Sue Franz, Mary Ann Jarvis and Deb Reed.
How are the Sociable
Six groups formed?
As groups are formed, our goal will be to put people together so that each group has, at most, six adults. Groups may be comprised of all couples, two couples and two singles, one couple and four singles, etc. It all depends on who signs up. Of course, we will take your meal location option into consideration when assigning you to a group.
Who is in charge of
A group leader is the first listed for the group. This is the point couple/person for the group. They contact the other group members to set up which month each one wants to be in charge. If you selected restaurant over homes, the leader picks the restaurant for the first meet; the other members can select the restaurant when it is their turn. The host is responsible for making reservations, if required.
If I select meals in
homes, who cooks the meals?
The host will make the main dish, and other participants will bring coordinating sides or dessert after talking to the host to determine what would go best with her entrée.
We don’t drink so what about serving alcohol?
No need to worry since everyone brings their own alcohol. You just need to provide glasses.
I don't have room to
host a dinner, or I really can't cook!
You should choose restaurant as your preference for the group meal. We want everyone to feel that they can participate.
I’m single so how does that work?
You can team up with another single or go solo. You still can pick whether to dine at a restaurant or home.
What if I cannot drive at night?
The group could easily meet for an early dinner, late lunch or even breakfast...or simply ask a member of your group to pick you up. Let's work together to make certain everyone can enjoy this ministry.
What if I am a host and I have to cancel?
Things happen so simply notify those in your group. Either swap with someone or meet when things are better for you.
What if I am a participant and have to cancel?
Try to find a Faith Church member to take your place. This is a good way to introduce them to this ministry.
What happens after our
Hopefully, you will have had a rewarding experience and will sign up for another round of Sociable Six. You can change your meal preference when we set up the next Sociable Six. Maybe you want to switch from home to restaurant or vice versa. Watch the bulletin and newsletter for signup dates. There is no need to fill out another registration form once you have been in the program. Those signed up will automatically be enrolled for the next session unless they let one of the coordinators know otherwise. Those enrolled in the program should watch for an email concerning the next session.
Sounds like fun! Can I
sign up anytime during the year?
Yes! Group formations are ongoing. Group assignments for 2018 will be given for February, June and Sept. Watch the bulletin and/or newsletter for signup deadlines. Note: the coordinators decided that starting in 2019, we will meet three times a year (January, May and September) so that you have four months to coordinated three meals.
How do I sign up?
Simply fill out the *registration form below and put it in the Sociable Six mailbox (located on south side) in the narthex. We will assign you to a group for the next session. *Registration forms are also available in the plastic sleeve in the Sociable Six mailbox.
Finally, remember the emphasis is on fun and fellowship, so you don't have to be a gourmet cook to participate. Keep it simple and casual. This is meant to be a good way to get to know your church family better. A group of six should be able to get to know each other fairly well over the next three dinners.
(Fill out and put in the Sociable Six mailbox in the narthex)
Registration for Sociable Six
Those signed up for a session will automatically be enrolled for next session unless they opt to not participate.
Contact Sue, Deb or Mary Ann if you wish to opt out or change your meal preference.
The signup deadline for each session will be posted in the newsletter and the bulletin.
Email Address: ____________________________________________________________
Best Phone Contact Number: _____________________________
Home Address: ____________________________________________________________
Meal location preference?