Each person/couple is to bring a part of the meal--appetizer, salad, bread, main course, or dessert. We always have a great selection and go home full to the max! Our meal tonight consisted of deviled eggs, scalloped potatoes with ham, a broccoli-stuffing bake, veggies in cheese sauce, biscuits, salad and a frozen strawberry dessert.
What we all enjoy best about this activity is the time that we get know one another better. With a growing church, we sometimes miss the new folks that have been visiting the church for a while. Dinner for 8 is something we do every few months and it's never the same, as there's always a new location and a new group of people to have fun with. After our meal, we played a few rounds of dominoes...lots of laughs with our new and old friends alike.
Perhaps this is the something your church has been wanting to do, or maybe you've not heard of this before. In either case, consider having Dinner for 8 as part of your church ministry. It promotes unity and encourages everyone involved.
And, one more thing---you'll get to enjoy great food (and maybe try something new)!