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First Parish Sudbury In-Home Dinners in January 2018

What are In-Home Dinners? Every year everyone in First Parish has the opportunity to have dinner with 8-12 people held in the private homes of members and friends. The dinners are Pot Luck, with the host/hostess arranging what people will bring to ensure there is a balanced meal. Every effort is made to accommodate special needs, such as dietary restrictions, accessibility to the house, and allergies.

Dates:  Saturday, January 20, Sunday, January 21,  and Saturday, January 27

The Community & Hospitality Committee (CHC) organizes in-Home Dinners.

  • Members and friends volunteer to host a dinner, indicating the dates(s) to host and the number of people (including those already in the household) that can be accommodated at the dinner table.
  • Anyone who wants to attend a dinner chooses a date and backup date to attend.
  • The CHC matches hosts/hostesses and attendees.
  • The CHC provides each host with a list of attendees for that event.
  • The host/hostess contacts the attendees for that dinner and coordinates what each person will bring. (Main dish, side dish, salad, appetizer, dessert, wine, etc.)
  • Last year 49 adults and children enjoyed themselves at the In-Home events.

There are multiple dinners for adults on each date.  However, to encourage as many people as possible to attend an In-Home Event, the CHC has planned some special events:

  • A family brunch or dinner for parents of younger children who prefer a total family experience rather than attending an adults-only dinner.  Date to be determined
  • A mid-day brunch on Sunday, January 21
  • An evening dinner especially for parents of teens and their teens on Saturday, January 20


Please contact Leslie Lowe with the following information:

  1. Do you want to host? Select your date, indicate the number of people you can accommodate; are there pets in your house; are there steps to access your house?
  2. Do you want to attend as a guest? If yes, choose a first and backup date. Do you have pet allergies, difficulty with steps, dietary restrictions or strong dietary preferences?
  3. Do you need a ride? Let us know and it can be arranged.

The deadline for signing up is Monday, January 8.  Email  , telephone 978.443.5138 or text 987.201.0538