Simple Steps for Summer
Events to Help You Get-to-Know Your Neighbors
We spent the summer inviting neighbors over for barbeques, crafts, ice cream parties, and movie nights....
now let's carry it into the rest of the year!
Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind”, and "Love your neighbor as yourself." Luke 10:27
Think about how to continue to invest in your neighbors. Maybe you will want to choose a set day for the school year (the last Sunday afternoon of the month? The first Saturday morning of the month?), or maybe you will just want to plan a few events interspersed throughout the year.
Some of our ideas include:
Pizza party! Ask people to RSVP and pick up Little Ceasar’s $5 pizzas for the event. Have everyone else bring a side or dessert to share.
Monthly soup night! Everyone brings a pot of soup to share and you provide the bowls and bread.
Pumpkin Carving party! You provide the space and tablecloths, and everyone brings their knives and pumpkins.
Start a “You got Boo’d Chain” in October. Create a little ghost out of white paper, and put it on your neighbor’s door with a little note. Encourage them to pass it on.
Christmas cookie decorating! Everyone brings a dozen sugar cookies ready to decorate and you provide the frosting and toppings.
Create your own Valentine’s Party (Everyone brings a few supplies to share and you provide the space and glue. Or, you can find a fun pattern and assign each person to bring one necessary item.
Pass out carnations on May Day or Mother’s Day.
Host a family game night. Or make it just the adults after the kids are in bed.