Ahh, fall … It’s time to breathe in the crisp air, admire the beautifully changing leaves, and log way too many hours in front of the TV watching college football. But it’s also the perfect season to strengthen the friendships in your young adult community. Check out our staff picks for some fall-tastic ways to fellowship.
- Go for a hike. Now’s the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy God’s breathtaking creation. Before winter sets in, gather your Bible study group to hike the best trails in your area. Invite those new to your group to come along. You’ll be reminded of countless things to thank God for.
- Feed your friends—and America. Why not host a dinner party for a good cause? When you do, Macy’s will match all the money your guests donate to Feeding America as a part of the Come+Together campaign. Their goal? To provide 10 million meals for families in need.
- Trunk or Treat? Volunteer at your church’s Trunk or Treat or Fall Festival. Offer your trunk, man a candy station, or oversee one of the festive games. It’s a great way to serve your church and meet some new faces in your community.
- Find the Great Pumpkin. Head out to a local pumpkin patch to enjoy a hayride, find your way out of the corn maze, and sip on some homemade cider. While you’re there, grab a pumpkin or a potted mum to take to an elderly member of your church or neighborhood.
- Indulge your inner Top Chef. Bake some of your favorite yummy treats to deliver to your neighbors. Never met them? Who cares! Nothing says “Nice to meet you” like dessert. Make an extra batch for your coworkers too.
- Pack a box … or two … or three. Host an Operation Christmas Child shoebox-packing party—collection season is October and November. Your friends bring shoeboxes and gifts. You provide snacks, music, and the decorating essentials.
- Rake some leaves for the elderly in your church or neighborhood. Conquer a block, or thumb through the church directory to compile a list of people to serve. You’ll meet a huge need in their lives. And you’ll have the chance to breathe in some fresh air and get in a workout while you’re at it.
- Throw a bonfire/chili cook-off/football tailgate outreach party. These tried and true get-togethers are guaranteed to result in multiple opportunities to mingle around a bonfire, bond over bad ref calls, or share your grandma’s chili recipe—great ways to form instant community.