Here’s a reminder of our Fellowship Dinner groups through the month of October. If you don’t have a sheet with everyone’s phone number, you can pick one up at the church.
Fellowship Dinners have arrived!
Host families are in bold.
If you are a host family, you will have until the end of October to organize a dinner with your group. You can organize the meal however you want. You can do a traditional potluck or cook the main dish and allow people to bring sides — it’s whatever works for the group! You’ll need to communicate a few things to the people in your group:
- Will you be able to accomodate children? If so, is it restricted to specific ages?
- What’s the simplest way to get to your home?
- What day/time is mutually acceptable for everyone in the group (this requires asking everyone)?
If you are a guest, be sure to be open to whatever the host family asks. If you can’t make it to the dinner this time around, it’s ok! There will be more! Our plan is to re-arrange the groups every 8 weeks so there will be a new dinner invitation for you once every two months.
This is the first time we’re doing this, so things might be a little bumpy! Just roll with it and be a blessing to others.
-Wayne and Mary Grace Bussian
-Donovan and Yvonne Allen
-Jerry and Irma Bowman
-Mark and Teri Terpenning
-Tom and Laura Brighton
-Dylan and Hannah Dixon
-Polo and Josie Garcia
-Phil and Angela Holcer
-Shawn and Amy Reynolds
-Dennis and Misty Webber
-Marcus and Amy Morrell
-Dennis and Leslie Ray
-Jon and Alicia Atwater
-Brock and Rose Halladay
-Brad and Rene Spencer
-Jeremy and Melissa Howard
-Stan and Donna Powell
-Jason and Ana Pittman
κοινωνία (koinónia) FELLOWSHIP
(a feminine noun) – properly, what is shared in common as the basis of fellowship (partnership, community)
As Christians, we have much in common, namely, our Savior. Read about the early church:
All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:44-47)
Dos and Don’ts for Fellowship Dinners:
- Share testimonies
- Talk about Christ — What have you been learning in church? What has God been showing you in your daily reading? How has the Lord answered prayer?
- Enjoy one another and build friendships
- Talk about hobbies and interests
- Ask a lot of questions that take the attention off of yourself — find out about others
- Waste the time you’re given
- Teach things that wouldn’t be taught at Payson Bible Church
- Let anyone feel left out
- Make it all about you or your family
The groups might seem big, but there are many people who will probably not be able to make it.
Communication is key before, during, and after the gathering.