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We invited people we knew to a cooking demonstration. We demonstrated four different recipes, using the time in-between to chat. To cultivate conversation we had a basket of questions a...


Host a world war film night, and watch some of greatest war films. Combine it with food and invite your local community to attend. Reminisce with anyone there who has lived through war....


One2One Just Looking helps you get to the heart of the Christian good news as you read through the Gospel of Luke with a friend. It’s for use by two friends who meet regularly to look ...


Invite your friends or families to a Halloween Bake-off. See who can produce the most elaborate light cakes, candle cakes, angel cakes and fun animal cakes. If children are involved ge...


Be Hospitable. Invite people into your home for food, a pamper evening, coffee, or perhaps to watch a film or a sporting event. It doesn't cost much to be friendly and hospitable, but t...


Open your house for Christmas celebrations. Invite your friends and neighbours. Provide food, canapés, drinks. Have a Christmas quiz, play a game sing along to Christmas songs....


Have a competition either with your friends or as a local church, to see who can decorate the outside of their homes to best show the real meaning of Christmas. Can you make it bright ...


Invite your friends and neighbours to a Christmas Carol singalong. Use a CD or a musician for accompaniment, provide nibbles and refreshments....


Host a Eurovision Song Contest party. Invite your friends and neighbours, wear European fancy dress, provide European food. Setup a custom scoring system with your own fun categories ...


Set up a roving supper with you and two friends acting as hosts. Each person can invite friends and neighbours for this social event. Have the starter at one house, then travel togeth...


Select a group of friends and neighbours to play ‘come dine with me’. Take it in turns to host each other and have a vote on who was the best host. Provide a prize at the end. ...


Host a coffee morning to raise money for charity. Invite your friends and neighbours, provide coffee and cakes....


Hold a discussion group at your home. Set a topic each week and see how the conversations develop. Provide coffee and cake, or a meal....


Host a reading group at your house or a friends. Each read through a book over an agreed period of time, varying between a week and a month. Get together to discuss what you thought....


Invite your friends and neighbours to your home to watch a movie. You can make your house into a mini cinema by providing popcorn and fizzy drinks. Discuss the movie afterwards....


Work with local agencies and charities to find young or elderly people in your area, who will not be receiving many presents this Christmas. Get your church to donate (unwrapped) presen...


Here is an idea to think about for next year.'Christmas Lunch on Jesus' is an outreach project initiated by Jesus House in London, which distributes free Christmas hampers to residents ...


Get your young people to raise money for charity by holding a 'Front Room Fundraiser'. Watch a film or sporting event, play some games or have some food - anything you like that gathers...


Invite your friends, families or neighbours to an Easter Bake-off. From giant Easter egg cakes, to the tomb recreated in marzipan, see who can re-create the meaning of Easter in cake fo...


Invite your friends, family and neighbours to an Easter Party at your home. Give the party a 'new life' theme, include Easter games, food and drink.You could:Hire a chocolate fountain,D...


Help a friend explore the story of Easter, by purchasing one of the following films and lending it to them:• The Miracle Maker• The Passion of the Christ• The Bible, Passion episode – T...


Set up a high quality evening, with soft music, flowers and a nice meal. Convert your dining room into a restaurant, and invite your friends and neighbours for a free valentines meal. ...


Connecting Scripture with pop songs. Think about what you are feeling when you read a bible story, and if there is a pop song that you can connect to it. Post the scripture and the...


This Mother's Day, why not offer to babysit for a local mum you know well....


Many great artists are turning their backs on the stage and bright lights in favour of the more intimate house gig. This is an opportunity to invite your neighbours, friends, and others...


How can each one of us live out Christ in the context of where we work, where we live and in our families? Cell UK has brought together 40 fantastic ideas for use in small groups.These ...


The Table Talk for Scotland app is a conversational game that enables people to explore the big and not-so-big questions of life. In each game there are six themes with many questions p...


Posada is an old Mexican tradition where young people dressed as Mary and Joseph travelled from house to house asking for a room for the night and telling people about the imminent arri...


'Table Talk' is a conversational game, available in a range of editions. 'Table Talk for Third Agers' is designed for the actively retired, or those going through changes in life or sta...


Hold a series of ‘Crafternoons’ during the summer months at your home. Buy craft equipment, invite families and produce engaging creations based around different stories. Te...


Recreate the atmosphere of the Mediterranean with a warm summer's evening of food, music, and laughter. Whether you prefer the Meze of Greece, or the Tapas of Spain, there are a number ...


Host a meal at home, including friends from outside of your church. During the meal, give everyone a chance to express what they are thankful for....


If you are able to, you could invite a new neighbour to dinner each month, starting with a Harvest meal....


As a family, could you find out if there are any elderly or vulnerable people, who might be scared by the Halloween ‘trick or treaters’, and look after them for the evening?...


Christmas Unwrapped is a live recording of J.John speaking at the Hillsong London Christmas service. J.John unwraps the true meaning of Christmas with his much-loved style of story-tell...


Purchase a copy of 'A Christmas Carol' audiobook for a friend or family member, to enjoy this recreation of the classic story, and the encouragement to consider some of the messages beh...


Thought-provoking and challenging, 'More Than A Christmas Carol' invites you on a journey with Charles Dickens’ Scrooge to uncover the real meaning of Christmas....


This booklet touches upon one basic truth of life: that each of us, no matter how apparently insignificant, has the opportunity to make a difference. Purchase this resource for a friend...


Give a copy of the 'God with us' Advent study guide to a friend. Purchase a copy for yourself and work through the reflections together....


J.John tells the extraordinary stories behind the many customs and traditions associated with the celebration of Christmas in this colourful children’s book....


Why not postpone your party to the new year. Once all of the celebrations have finished in January, get together with your family and friends...


Give your neighbours a break this Christmas.  Offer to look after their children while they finish their Christmas shopping or spend some time together....

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