2. Tips For Settling into A New Neighborhood
Join a Club
One of the best ways to dive right into meeting likeminded people
is to join a local club. You’ll know right off the bat that you have something
in common because of the shared interest of whatever the topic may be, and most
communities have a variety of clubs to choose from, such as book clubs, food
clubs, and pet lovers clubs.
Volunteering is a wonderful way to immediately start giving back
to your new community, as well as meet new people in the process. You never
know whose life you could impact in a positive way and it will instantly make
you feel like you’re a part of something bigger.
Take a Class
Is there something you’ve been wanting to learn? Chances are,
there will be a class in the community that will interest you, such as cooking
classes, computer classes, or even something physical like a fitness class. Not
only will you learn something new, but you’ll make some new friends, too.
Pick Up a Sport
Every community has sports leagues for adults and children and you
don’t necessarily have to be an expert to get involved. You could even offer to
coach a team if you have the time and skills.
Support Small Businesses
Seek out local shops, restaurants, and businesses to show your
support for the community. It will help the local economy and your neighbors
will appreciate it.
Hang Out at The Park
If you have kids or pets, start visiting the local park regularly.
Chances are, there will be other regulars that you’ll start to recognize and
strike up conversations with that could lead to new friendships.
Host a Block Party
Block parties are great way to build relationships with your
neighbors. Start by getting to know your closest neighbors and then introduce
the idea of throwing a block party. Most people will be thrilled with the idea
and jump at the chance to get involved.
We'd love to meet you at our Sunday services or in one of our Journey Communities!