Outings
Social Outing & Service Project
Outings
Social Outing & Service Project

Social Outing

To help foster these friendships in Christ, there is a fun social outing for the group members. The Brogram Coordinator will schedule this social time.

Outing Options
It’s up to the group! Past groups have done things like bowling, hikes, axe-throwing, or even a day trip together. Dinner out together is almost always a part of it.

When to do the Social Outing
It can be done any time before the final meeting. We recommend the social outing be sometime around the 3rd or 4th discussions. This gives the group a chance to get to know each other beforehand. It also gives them 2 or 3 more discussions afterward.

Who pays?
Ask your group leader if the Vocation Office can cover costs. Or perhaps the parish or campus ministry can pay, or at least contribute.

Service Project

Like Jesus, the priest is called to have a deep love and care for the poor. Part of this discernment group experience is an outing where your group will go out and serve the poor face to face. It’s recommended it happens sometime in the fourth or fifth week of the discernment group. The Service Coordinator will work with the group to lock down the details. Time to discuss and plan will be provided for you at the beginning of each discussion. The Service Coordinator’s job is to coordinate two things:

  1. The date and time of the service project – Weekends, such as Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons seem to work well
  2. Who is bringing what supplies?

What to Bring?

The members will be responsible for bringing the items they’d like to give away. Feel free to coordinate a sign-up sheet or Google Doc so people can sign up for what they want to bring. Here is a list of recommended items to bring with you to give away. Please note there is no need to bring every item on this list. And if you think of something else that might be good for the homeless, feel free to bring it! (The homeless often love to receive flowers!)

Drinks
Snacks
Socks
Hygiene

Drinks

  • Bottles of water (20-30)
  • Ice Cold Soda (if it’s warm out)
  • Hot Coffee (if it’s cold) Hot Chocolate (if it’s cold)
  • Popsicles (if it’s warm out)

Snacks

  • Crackers Cereal bars (be sure they are chewy)
  • Fruit cups
  • Apple sauce
  • Gum, Mints, Sweets
  • Cookies Homemade. Or 2-4 boxes of Oreos/Chips Ahoy. Each box has 12 packages that contain 3-6 cookies
  • Candy (especially chocolate!)

Socks & Gloves

  • Men’s socks (10 pairs)
  • Women’s socks (10 pairs)
  • If it’s warm outside, two large packages of disposable wipes so they can wipe off their hands and face.
  • If it’s cold, hand and feet warmers, gloves

Hygiene Products

  • Travel-size Deodorant (10-15)
  • Travel-size Soap (10)
  • Travel-size disposable wipes, Travel-size Tissues
  • Band-aids, Chapstick
  • Combs, Brushes, Hair ties
  • Travel shampoo
  • Travel toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Reusable shopping bags

Member Roles

Each member will choose a role to fulfill for the sake of the group. It’s okay if a person has more than one role.

Hospitality Coordinator

Facilitates where we are meeting and who is bringing snacks.

Communications Coordinator

Communicates with the group about upcoming meetings. Prayer Coordinator Leads the opening & closing prayer times.

The Techie

Handles all matters related to video, audio, and Zoom (if needed). Lector Reads aloud the passages during meetings.

No Man Left Behind

Meets with absent members to catch them up and work through the discussion questions with them.

Service Coordinator

Organizes the group service project.

Bro Time Coordinator

Organizes a fun group outing for the bros.

Photographer

Snaps photos of the discussions/outings and sends them out in the group text.