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What is Family Night?

Family Night does not take place at our building, nor does it require any registration. It is designed to help families spend time with one another in the midst of busy schedules.

Why Family Night?

We believe that parents are the primary disciplers of their kids. However, in the midst of school, sports, work, church activities for adults, church activities with teenagers, and time spent with friends, family’s don’t always get to spend time together with themselves. We encourage you to spend a night together, device-free (no emails, phone calls, contracts, Snapchat, Instagram, FaceBook, or texting; you may take photos or play music for the whole family).

What should we do on family night?

You can do any activity your family enjoys (go to a park, an athletic function, visit a favorite restaurant, or try a new one). If you’re not sure what to do, here are some ideas:

  • Head to the FedEx Forum and watch the Grizzlies vs the Hornets (6:00 PM)

  • Watch “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Theatre Memphis

  • Have a Family Game Night at your house

  • Cook dinner together

  • Head downtown and explore Main Street

  • Tour Graceland

  • Tour the National Civil Rights Museum

  • Visit a favorite restaurant that you don’t go to often (outside of Arlington/Lakeland)

  • Try a new restaurant

    • Elwood’s Shack (Summer and Perkins)

    • The Dip/Velvet Cream (Hernando)

    • Lafayette’s Music Room (Overton Square)

    • Babalu Tapas and Tacos (Overton Square)

    • Hopdoddy’s (Overton Square)

    • Cordelia’s Table (Harbor Town)

How do we let you or others know we are/did participat(ing)?

If you want to share this event on social media and/or post photos afterwards, you can do so on social media and use #RefugeFamilyNight and tag our pages @theRefugeChurchStudents (Facebook) and @theRefugeStudents (Instagram). If you have stories of things you did or ideas of activities for other people to do next time, you can email them to

What if we all put our phones down and aren’t sure what to talk about?

You can talk about pretty much anything, as long as you are focusing on each other and not your device, some ideas to get things going are:

  • What’s your favorite app or game currently?

  • How did you and your spouse meet?

  • What are your plans for Valentine’s Day (parents and kids)?

  • What’s your favorite club/sport/extracurricular activity?

  • What’s the favorite thing your parents did when you were growing up?

  • What’s your favorite family tradition?

  • If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

If you’re still struggling to have good conversation don’t hesitate to have a spontaneous dance party/karaoke moment.