Very simply, a time between our Sunday services for fellowship, food and coffee. We meet in the fellowship Hall between 10:15am and 11:10am.
Here's a little more detail about Refreshment Hour...
Tia: Hi Joe! How have you been? I haven’t seen you in a few weeks.
Joe: Hi T! I’ve been here on Sundays…
Tia: Oh! I don’t see you hanging around the lobby after service.
Joe: Yeah, I have been feeling that it’s more respectful to the Noon Service to leave
the area when we’re done. They should have some quiet time to prepare their
hearts and minds for their own service…like I had this morning. It’s not like we
don’t have other places to gather in this building.
Tia: Hmm…I guess so. I just find it so convenient to meet someone on the way out,
stop, and start talking. Besides, the faster I catch up with people, the sooner I
can have lunch! I’m always so hungry!
Joe: I can catch up with you just before Sunday School.
Tia: Sunday School?!? I’m way too hungry to go to Sunday School! I’m starving by
Joe: Did you know that they serve drinks and food in the Fellowship Hall? I had an
awesome cup of coffee and a piece of banana loaf while talking to Brent.
Tia: I don’t go down to the Fellowship Hall. Isn’t it just instant coffee and Coffee
Mate? And by the time the kids make way, they’ve already cleared out all the
Joe: Well, the purpose of the Refreshment Time is supposed to be a chance for
people to hang out with each other after a long work week and fellowship. They
now have good coffee and if you want a snack, then you’ll have to get down
there and participate before the kids do! It’s not a time for breakfast, just a
little something to hold you over. If people need something more than a small
piece of cake, then maybe they need to consider bringing their own snack. The
main purpose is to talk…the food and drinks are a bonus. So, see you there?
We’re looking for a “greener” way to enjoy our Sunday Morning Refreshment Hour. Here’s how you can start…
Grounds for your ground
Every week, 1 cup of used coffee grounds and tea bags are thrown out in the trash during clean up. Did you know that we are throwing away valuable fertilizer? Coffee grounds can be used in gardens and composts as a source of nutrients, minerals (ie: nitrogen, calcium and magnesium), and is a natural snail and slug repellant. Click here to check out this website for more information.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
We praise God that we have this time to fellowship and mingle within our church community. Upwards of 100 people participate in this ministry every week! That means we are going through up to 100 Styrofoam cups each week…that’s 400 cups a month!...4800 cups a year! We are trying to make efforts to change what we can, but you can help too!
Feel free to bring your own reusable mugs and travel mugs to enjoy our tea and coffee.
Let’s be a good example of stewardship of the Earth’s resources which God has entrusted to us.