Following on from my thoughts that lead to this idea I would like to explore a measure that might help and also encourage families to spend more time together.
What I’m imagining (speaking as a non-cook! Oh dear!) is the provision of cheap, reasonable quality meals, for families. To qualify for access to such meals you would need to turn up as a minimum of one adult and one child. The meals would be on one or more weekdays and would be available between 5pm and 8pm. Payment for the meals would be necessary except in exceptional circumstances. It would be attractive because the family would need to make less effort to have a meal and yet still have a meal at a very reasonable price.
This would appear to improve contact between family members (addressing the issues outlined here) and also be a way to create relationships between church people and non-church people.
Would be interested in your comments.