Foyer Groups Will Begin Meeting in October
Foyer Groups are monthly small groups of 7 to 11 members that gather from October through May for a simple meal and a good time. They have no agenda, no book, and no curriculum. It’s just a chance to meet, connect, and chat.
Gather with fellow Foyer-ers and meet your Foyer group-mates at our Kickoff Potluck Brunch Saturday, October 1, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Sanders Hall. Bring a brunch-y treat according to your last name and get ready for a year of food and friends.
WHY JOIN A FOYERS GROUP?
My husband Paul and I were introduced to a Foyers group after moving to Alice, Texas from Toronto at the Episcopal Church of the Advent more than 25 years ago. We quickly got to know members of the church at a much more personal level in their homes and ours when it was our turn to host. By getting to know parishioner’s individually we were able to get more involved in other church activities.
The second Foyer’s group was at the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Kingsville. Again, sharing a meal with friends resulted in getting to know people we might not otherwise have been introduced to. We had the opportunity to visit the King Ranch and some of their historic homes through the members of our parish family.
After 20+ years in South Texas we retired and moved to Austin where we attended the downtown parish of St. David’s Episcopal. This Foyers group introduced us to areas of Austin beyond the downtown core. We met many wonderful parishioners who shared their love of food, entertaining and introduced us to the church’s outreach programs.
Then, five years ago, we moved to Houston a week after Hurricane Harvey to be closer to our children.We joined the Cathedral Foyers group soon after we became members. We were able to enjoy three years of Foyers here prior to COVID. We have made some very close friends who we were able to continue to communicate with during the COVID isolation.
Again, it’s so humbling and comforting to share a meal whether fancy, simple or in between because the conversations are what are important. Our mix of participants in our groups have been young single 30-year-olds to seasoned 75+ and all in between. Sharing a glass (or two) of wine, fantastic food and more importantly, enjoying the comradery is what Foyers is all about. I heartily endorse participation in Foyers as a great way to get to know fellow parishioners as we all journey through our faith.