Meet The Family

Are you fairly new to Bayside Church? Or perhaps you have been at Bayside a while and would like to get to know more people in a casual and friendly environment?

Meet The Family is an initiative that connects established Baysiders with new people over a meal. It can be difficult to meet people in a large church, Meet The Family is a great and easy way to meet people and enjoy a meal together.

So how does it work?  It’s simple!

1 Host + 2 Established Baysiders + 8 New Baysiders + Everyone brings a plate of food to share = FUN

Dinners and lunches take place at various times and locations and all you need to do is book in to one that suits you.

You are welcome to attend a few dinners and lunches at different locations. Going forward we encourage joining a connect group where you can do life with a group of people on a regular basis.

Here is some of the feedback from some of our events.

Wonderful concept and beautiful people and truly generous hosts.

It was enjoyable for a number of reasons. It was low key and we just talked and talked. It was the latest we have been out socially for years. There was plenty of food. All in all, we would rate it a great success.

We had a wonderful lunch on Saturday and the hospitality of our hosts were impeccable. We shared our journey as Christians and in general had a great time. It was a good opportunity to meet other families within the church and broadening our group of friends in the church. A great initiative that help create bonds within the church and will enhance future fellowship.

We had a wonderful time at meet the family. It was so lovely to meet in a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone was very welcoming, we had some laughs, the food was great. I also really enjoyed having something that was cross generational.

Meet The Family Events


Meet The Family Dinner – Parkdale

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Hosts Ken & Noelene Bergen alongwith Natasha Forder welcome you to their dinner. This dinner is suitable for adults – couples and singles 30+. Every attendee is asked to... read more


Meet The Family Lunch – Brighton East

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Hosts Fraser & Debbie Cunningham along with Libby Cumming welcome you to their lunch. This lunch is suitable for families with pre-school or school aged children. Every family or... read more