You may have notice that the past two Sundays we’ve had coffee hour outside – by the warmth of our fire pits. In an attempt to support the desire expressed by many of you for a longer and more spacious coffee hour, the Hospitality Team is trying an experiment through January: Weather permitting, we’ll have coffee hour on the patio with two small fires! Some of you have personally experienced the limits of our space on Sunday mornings when we need to – very quickly – turn the social hall into an extended sanctuary for the 10am service. Our hope is to create a warm and welcoming environment on the patio to give more space and time to those treasured conversations that happen before and after services. But! Don’t forget to check-in with Jude in the social hall before heading outside who will have the Caring Card table setup inside. And, you’re invited to thank your resident Fire Keepers – Hospitality Team volunteers who tend the fires in-between services.
We’d love your thoughts and feedback about the outdoor fire-pit experiment. You are welcome to send a note to Kristen and Kathryn, who lead our Hospitality Team: