Being a great neighbor is an art form, not an exact science. No one can offer a formula; rather, stories of real life experiences are often the most helpful. One easy way to get to know your neighbors and build a little relational credibility is to throw a block party. The team at artofneighboring.com has offered a practical guide to help pull off a block party in your neighborhood. They offer many reasons why this is a great idea like, a) this is a great way to increase a sense of belonging in your community, b) discover the skills you offer to one another, and c) have fun, no excuses or reasons are needed to celebrate. Copies of this how-to guide are available at the next-step tables on Sunday morning. Or you can get a digital copy of the guide here.