Spring Dinner Circles Are Coming!

Omnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan and Family Circle Options

There is no better way to meet new people and form deep bonds than to share a meal together, and Dinner Circles are a great way to get to meet and bond with other UUs.

The Fall round of Dinner Circles are coming to an end, so now is the time to sign up for Spring Dinner Circles!

 

Note that you are not automatically signed up for the spring circles if you were a participant in the fall. You must opt in for each new round of circles to make it clear that you want to be a participant.

Dinner Circles are groups of 6-8 people (plus children for Family Dinner Circles) that commit to having dinner together in one another’s homes (or at the Fellowship) approximately once a month. Dates, times, location, and menus are chosen by the group.

The deadline to join Spring Dinner Circles is Sunday, 2/12/23.

Please CLICK HERE to complete the online form.

You can join with a partner, as a single, or as a family with children. If you want to be in a Family Dinner Circle, indicate that by listing the names and ages of your children. Otherwise, you will be placed in an adult only group. If you are vegetarian or vegan, there’s a group for you too!

Once you’ve submitted your form, you will be contacted in mid February with your assignment. For questions, send an email to dinnercircles@uufws.org , call the Fellowship office at 336-659-0331, or check out the Dinner Circle FAQ’s, below!

Let’s get the next round of Dinner Circles rolling at UUFWS!

Megan Foster
Dinner Circles Coordinator
Caron Armstrong
Dinner Circles Staff Liaison

Dinner Circle FAQs

Must I have a partner/spouse to join a dinner circle? No, you don’t need to sign up with a partner or spouse. If you are solo, you’ll share responsibilities for your food/hosting assignment with another single person in your group.

I don’t like to cook! Do I have to make gourmet food as my contribution to a dinner circle? No, your contributions to a dinner circle meal don’t have to be fancy! The point of the circles is to get to
know one another and enjoy time together, so if you roll with store-bought dishes that’s A-OK!

Will there be a vegan dinner circle? If there are not enough vegans to form a circle, you have the option to be assigned to a vegetarian circle. Please indicate your willingness to join a vegetarian circle if a vegan one is not available when you fill out your signup form.

My objective is to meet new people, so what if I get assigned to a group with members I’ve been in a circle with before? We won’t assign you with folks you were with in the fall circles, but there’s no guarantee you won’t be assigned with folks from further back than that. With each upcoming round we’ll do our best to put you in a group that doesn’t include duplicates, starting with the fall 2022 circles.

I was in one of the fall dinner circles. Am I automatically signed up for the next round of circles? No, there is no automatic sign up.You must sign up for each new round of circles. It only takes a minute so do it today!

CLICK HERE to sign up by the deadline – Sunday, February 12!