Coffee Hour after worship social time. Coffee Hosts make coffee, bring treats, set-up, serve and clean-up for this weekly fellowship opportunity. It's an important part of keeping members connected and welcoming visitors. A Host can volunteer for just one service, or for both on a two service Sunday. Thank you for volunteering for this critical part of our ministry.
What to bring: some treats to share is always a nice addition to the drinks offered at coffee hour. Ideas include: small cookies, donut holes, fresh finger fruit like strawberries, grapes, watermelon wedges. You can expect attendance of:
120 for One Combined Worship (85-100 during summer travel)
150 for special services (like Children’s Sunday)
**Covid Update** Please either bring pre-wrapped treats, or set-up the home made treats so each person can only touch their food. For example, set servings of cookies on napkins or cupcake papers. Slice and serve cakes and bars yourself, instead of letting everyone touch the server, and so on.
Sometimes there are special events in which either cakes or special desserts are provided. If this is the case, you will be notified and only need to make the coffee and juice and to set up and clean-up.
Set-up: The wood cart with cups and supplies is located in front of the interior kitchen window and should be moved out under overhang between the Hall and the church. (This is a new location to encourage more mingling and allow us to spread out more.)
Set up all the supplies, coffee cups, paper cups, sugar, creamer, spoons, and napkins. You may use the ceramic mugs, paper cups, or both, depending on your preference and time available for clean-up. The choice is always up to the host.
Most supplies are in the cart; however, additional supplies are located in the kitchen (directly below the coffee pot for coffee and filters, wall cabinet on the left OR under the cabinet on the pantry side of the room for juice, cups, tea bags, sweetners, etc).
Place a kitchen wastebasket next to the cart for trash.
Bring a gray bin to collect dirty cups if you will be washing dishes (not required, you may stick to paper).
Also pour cups of apple juice (located in the refrigerator or the cupboard).
Indoor Coffee Hour: In the event that it is raining or too cold, Coffee Hour will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Place the sign directing people to the Fellowship Hall outside the exterior doors of the church. The sign should be located in the coat closet area near the toilets.
Making Coffee & Tea
Set-up & Brew Time is approximately 20 min. Service ends approximately 10:50-11:00am
2-3 pots of Regular
1-2 of Decaf, depending on the time of year
Less in summer
More for special worship during the school year
In summer, consider making less coffee and adding a pitcher of cold water or ice tea
There are pre-measured bags of coffee, and filters, in the cupboard below and next to the coffee machine (just left of the dishwasher).
A new filter is needed for each pot. Place filter in metal basket. Empty one packet of coffee grounds. Slide metal basket back into place.
Once filter and coffee are in place, turn the burner “on” and press “Start”. The machine takes approx 7 min to brew each pot. You can make two pots at one time.
Decafpots haveorange handles. You may need to make more pots as needed.
Regular coffee cups are located in the in the kitchen cabinets and the drawers of the coffee cart. Paper cups are on the cart and more are in the kitchen.
Hot Tea: Use the pump dispenser marked for hot water. Fill one half-full with hot water from the red lever on the top left of the coffee machine. Be careful! The water comes out scalding.
Juice & water: We like to offer some cold drinks as well for the children and non-coffee drinkers. Apple juice is located in the kitchen refrigerator for this purpose. You are welcome to make a pitcher of water. This is especially nice on hot days. Pitchers are in the cabinet to the right of the sink. Sometimes there will be iced tea or lemonade in the refrigerator left over from an event. Feel free to offer these as well.
Please wash the cups after your service. Either hand wash and put away coffee cups or put them in the dishwasher, running it when you are finished. Empty and rinse the coffee pots and carafes used. Empty the garbage cans into the dumpster at the back of our property and reline the cans with garbage bags found next to the microwave in the kitchen. Please restock the cart with clean supplies and return it to the Fellowship Hall when finished.
You can also note any coffee supplies that are running low on the pre-printed sheets located in the lower left bin of the coffee cart so they can be replenished by volunteers. Place the supply notes under the office door or hand too a staff member.
Thank you for your willingness to serve coffee, greet visitors and host this important fellowship time! If you have any questions, please call your coffee captain or ask a staff member 408-253-7167
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