For several decades, OUUC has organized a dinner program hosted by individual households. Its purpose is to enable us to get to know one another in a quieter setting than Commons coffee hour. The formerly named Dinners for Eight program is now replaced by the Small Group Dinners program that works on a roster of six people. Each month, six different people will be scheduled to dine together. A participant could expect to host a meal at their home once every 3 to 4 months. If a host has room for more than 6 people, the host can invite more people from the Alternates list to complete their table.

You can sign up now for Fall 2017.

Twice a year, in January and summer, we open sign-ups to create the monthly dining schedule. Everyone who wishes to participate Fall 2017, should sign up again using the form below. Last day to sign up as a HOST for Fall 2017 is August 9, 2017.

HOST: Those who are able to commit to hosting a dinner and commit to regularly attending a monthly meal, please signup as a HOST.

Alternates can sign up anytime. An Alternate is someone who would like to participate in Small Group dinners occasionally. Alternates would be called if a regular participant isn’t able to attend, and if the host has room for additional guests. A newly updated Alternates list will be sent out to hosts monthly.


OUUC Small Group Dinners Sign Up - Fall 2017
Sign up here as a HOST* (you will host 1 or more times) or as an ALTERNATE (you may be invited to join a dinner when the host has openings at their table). *All those who sign up as HOST will be incorporated into a roster, groups of 6 people who dine together at a time. Every effort is made to make sure you will have the opportunity to dine with different groups of people each month. Thanks for supporting this program. It's a lot of fun, and a great way to meet folks in a small group setting.
The size of the dinner is up to the HOST. 6 people will be assigned to dine together. If the HOST has room to host more people, please add guests off of the Alternate LIst. This gives new folks a chance to meet people in our congregation.

Hosts and Alternates

You can sign up as a “Host” (synonymous for our purposes with “Hostess”) which means you will be incorporated into a roster with 2 other (different) households per time. You will get to be the host at least one time from September to January.

Or you can sign up a an “Alternate” which means you may be invited to join a dinner when the guest list is not full.

Small Group Dinner Dates

Small Group Dinners will typically take place on the second Saturday of each month. The host has the option of changing the date, and will contact all guests to confirm the date change.

Fall Small Group Dinner dates for 2017 are as follows for the signup period September 2017 – January 2018:  September 9, October 14, November 11, and January 13.


Read all about how Small Group Dinners work:

Small Group Dinner procedures March 2017 (1)

If you have more questions… Contact Carol Williams.