Dinner Table


The Dinner Series – but not necessarily…

The Dinner Series is a tradition at First Unitarian. It is a win-win-win event. It offers hosts and guests the chance to meet new people and make/renew friendships in a small, friendly group setting, and it raises money for the Congregation.

We are looking for six hosts for the Fall 2019/Winter 2020 series. If you are interested in hosting, please contact the Dinner Series coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How it works

  1. People who want to host a gathering (or who have questions) can contact the Dinner Series team.
  2. We prepare a catalogue of events on offer, promote them, and sign up guests.
  3. We collect payment on behalf of First Unitarian and provide you with a guest list.
  4. Hosts get an in-kind tax receipt for their expenses, if desired.

How to be a host

  1. Decide on an event: You can host a lunch, brunch, dinner, picnic, coffee/tea and dessert, wine and cheese, barbecue —whatever you want. It could include other activities: board games, trivia night, karaoke…. It could be adults only or be directed to parents and children. Sometimes friends host a meal together.
    It does not have to be a dinner. In fact, last spring there were no dinners.

  2. Choose a theme or a name for your event. Here are some suggestions:
    • Pick a nationality: French Country, Italian, Greek, Middle-Eastern, British, Thai, Canada coast to coast.
    • Pick a food genre: Vegetarian, comfort food, soup and salad buffet, high tea, all-day breakfast. We have a binder with menus and ideas if you are stuck.
    • Pick a do-it-yourself food: build your own pizza, sundae, tacos etc.

  3. Decide on how many guests you can accommodate.

  4. Decide on a place. Probably your home, but it doesn’t have to be.

  5. Pick a date and time: anytime in November, December, January or February.

  6. Set the price, which should be at least equal your total cost divided by the number of guests you can host.

  7. Contact the Dinner Series Team This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to provide the following information to offer to host:
  • Name of Host(s).
  • Address (including nearest major intersection).
  • Telephone number.
  • E-mail address.
  • Please specify what pets you have in your home.
  • Would you like to include children?
  • How accessible is your home? Are there stairs to enter the building and/or to access a washroom?
  • Date & Time.
  • Type of event (giving it a name if you wish).
  • Number of guests.
  • Cost per person.