Thanks to the tireless efforts of our Hospitality volunteers, the church provides a potluck-style Fellowship Hour after service every single week.
We do so because, to quote “Passing the Salt: How Eating Together Creates Community” by Rebecca Katz, “Sharing a meal is a simple, yet sacred occasion. It is a universal act that is important to building relationships within people groups. Intentionally eating together creates time and space to engage in the spiritual and intellectual levels that are unique to human beings.
“Sharing food cultivates community because the implications of the meal extend beyond the time of eating together. While there are other places people meet, gathering around a meal is the most accessible because if nothing else, everyone must eat.
“… Eating together makes the transition though the day easier too. When a family eats at church, they do not have to worry about going home to cook … During lunch, one can socialize, relax, and contemplate the sermon without the interruption of daily concerns, like what one will eat after the service.”
Our volunteers strive to accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions. Those who are vegan or vegetarian, as well as those with a gluten intolerance or a nut allergy are able to partake in most dishes, unless labeled otherwise.