HOSPITALITY SUNDAY

Hospitality Sunday, October 20th.

The Bible rates hospitality highly. Christians often ate together as an expression of their belonging together to Jesus. It was and is something about meals that helps us relate better to each other.

There are two ways of participating, either as a guest or host. Please follow these simple steps below to get involved.

Hospitality Sunday Online Submissions can be found here.

Submissions are due by Oct 8th. 
Details will be released on Oct 10th.
Please Then contact your host/guests.
Hospitality Sunday will be over lunch Oct 20th.

Please email karen@maitlandchurch.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Hi everyone,

Thanks for being a part of Hospitality Sunday!. Here are a few guidelines for hosts and guests which may make your time run more smoothly.

Guests

DO – Please make contact with your host over the weekend before to arrange any contribution you can make to the meal and to finalise any other details. They will already have your dietary needs in mind in their preparation.

DO – arrive on time and offer to do whatever you can to help on the day.

Do be aware of house rules. For example, some homes don’t want guests in the sleeping areas.

DON’T leave too late. We suggest a good length of visit is about  2 to 3 hours.  Any longer and it can be hard for the hosts to get on with their other Sunday tasks.

Hosts

Thanks for opening your home  to your sisters and brothers in Christ. Here are some guidelines to help you enjoy your time together.

DON’T think you have to do all the work. Feel free to ask your guests to contribute something toward the meal. This can be helpful for them as some will feel less like they are imposing.

DO be open about any house rules you may have. Eg.  No children  in the bedrooms or shoes off inside the house. If you need people to leave by a certain time, let them know before so that they can plan appropriately.

Here are some suggested activities to help you get to know and enjoy your guests.

– get a handful of coins and give one to each person as they enter the house. Then, over the meal, get them to share what was happening for them on the year the coin was minted. You may need some shiny ones for the younger guests.

– Ask people to share a favourite place or holiday destination from the past or one they would like to go to and why.

– Ask people how they first became aware that God was real and interested in them.

– If children are coming, plan ahead with your kids what activities they may do with the visitors. If you have no kids, it may be worth asking the parents how you can help their kids to enjoy the time.

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