1) What this ministry is…
This ministry provides hospitality for any special events of the congregation. Such events include: patronal festival, Bishop’s visitation, Easter Eve reception, Christmas Eve party, and potluck dinners. Additionally, this committee may be called upon to provide service for wedding receptions and funerals at the family’s requests.
2) Are meetings held? How much time is involved?
Committee members meet prior to any special event to help set up for the event and should be available to clean up after the event. Time commitments vary depending on the number of events during the year. The time spent setting up for an event can usually be completed in an hour or less, and the clean up usually takes an hour after the event. Committee members are not required to be available for all events scheduled, and taking turns with set up and clean up is encouraged.
3) Are any special talents or qualifications needed?
There are no special talents required or needed for this committee, although creativity is a useful talent when planning room decor for the events.
4) How does someone get involved?
There are a couple of ways to be involved with this committee. The first way would be to sign up to be a part of the committee and its regular events throughout the year. Being a member of the committee in this manner assumes that you will be available to attend most of the events. The second way to be involved with the committee is to respond to specific requests that are made when the event is about to occur — to help the committee with that one event. That assistance may include bringing food or helping with the set up or the clean up.
5) Who is the contact person (or persons)?
Anyone interested in participating in any way with the special events committee should contact Nancy Brown or Opal Doerr.