Holy Apostles Coffee Hour
Thank you for signing up for the Coffee Hour Ministry! Read instructions below and check all information to make sure we have everything!
A 6 Step Guide To Hosting Holy Apostles Coffee Hour
1. Provide food (baked or purchased) for the coffee hour in the following quantities:
a. Pastries or coffee cake that can be cut into small pieces (cookies, cupcakes, scones, muffins, breads, mini bagels, donut holes) and some fruit such as grapes, strawberries, orange segments, bananas or apple slices. Items need to only be 2-3”. For example muffins can be cut into halves or quarters and each piece will be considered one serving. You can also provide cheeses and crackers. Plan on 600 pieces for summer and closer to 800 for winter, fall and spring. We can always freeze what is not used or it can be taken home.
b. Bring 2 containers of creamer (half&half or coffee mate is fine) for the coffee. Put creamer in the two large stainless steel containers. They may have creamer in them already in the fridge so check here if you cannot find the. Two large containers of juice (orange juice or apple juice) for the kids.
c. Bring enough coffee to make 600 cups; Folgers, Hills Brothers, or Maxwell House only. Make sure to bring a small container of decaf for the smaller pots and a large container of regular for the big urns.
2. Provide Paper Products which will work for your items, napkins and small plates are good choices.
3. Arrive by at least 9:30am on the Sunday you are to host or sooner. Bring your food to the kitchen. You can always drop off on Saturday if easier. Just call office during the week to make sure the church will be unlocked. Turn on dishwasher and large coffee maker. It will take a while for both to heat up.
4. Condiments for the coffee stations should already be out on two separate counters in the fellowship hall. Check the sugar packets, tea bags, coffee stirrers and sugar pourers. Make sure they are full along with the cup dispensers. Fill one small pot with hot water and one with decaf at each station.
5. Serve as host of the coffee hour. This means you welcome people as they enter the fellowship hall, introduce yourself to people you don’t know, and make sure things are running smoothly.
6. Clean up at the end of coffee hour. Make sure coffee makers are all off and dishwasher when finished. Rinse out the small coffee pots and the large coffee urns. Leave tops off to dry. Cups and all other condiments stay out on the counters.
It’s that easy! You don’t need to know your way around the coffee maker or the kitchen. You just need to show up with food, hands that are willing to help, and openness to your fellow parishioners!
It takes all of us at Holy Apostles Church to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our revised coffee hour ministry is just another sign of our great and wonderful growth.
Holy Apostles Church
|| Presbytera Michelle