8by8 final croppedWhat is 8 BY 8? It is a randomly assigned group of up to 8 adult members or regular visitors who meet once a month for 3 months over a casual dinner to get to know one another better.  At least initially, groups meet at 6:30 and are done by 8 (people done BY 8).
Where will 8 BY 8 be? A few weeks after you sign up, you will be notified of the group you are in.  There will be a leader of the group who will communicate with all 8 of you to coordinate the time and place of the first meeting.  The first dinners will likely be in a host’s home.  The host provides the main dish, others bring sides and dessert.
When is 8 BY 8?  Groups will be assigned and hosts will make every effort to coordinate the first dinner for that month.  At the first meeting, as a group, you will plan your next 2 meals.  As a group, you may choose a restaurant, another member’s home, a brunch, or different day of the week.
How do I get invited?  When we are about to start up 8 BY 8’s, there will be an opportunity to sign up in the Lobby. At sign ups you will have the opportunity to offer to host, coordinate, or other special requests such as dietary restrictions, request transportation or babysitting at the church.  Once groups are assigned, the host will contact the group to coordinate the time and place of the first dinner.
Questions?   Ask a member of the Care and Connect Team. Nancy McDaniel (mcadnnan@gmail.com), Richard or Carolyn Allen, Joyce Edwards, Janet Gray, Pat Kapphahn, Phil Leek or Andy Torbert.