An often forgotten part of the ministry of the Christian church is HOSPITALITY both within and outside the walls of our church meeting places. God LOVES the alien and stranger and commands us to do so as well. So important is this Christian ministry that Jesus, Himself, will hold out the following standard against those who call themselves by His name: “I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.” (Matthew 25:43). Remembering that we were once “aliens and strangers” ourselves (Ephesians 2:19), we have an obligation to reach out in the name of Christ and minister the same love and compassion that he had for us towards those inside and outside the church of Jesus Christ. This is the mandate for our FCC Hospitality Team, headed by Paul Brunner. Our objective is to ensure that the often forgotten areas of kindness, communication, and practical service are extended to our brethren in the church and those “strangers” whom God chooses to bring within our sphere of influence.
The functions of this ministry include: Coordination of FCC congregational meals; “helping” ministries providing meals for those among us who may be sick or temporarily unable to provide regular meals for themselves; first-time visitor follow-ups; Sheaves ministry, etc., etc.
The functions are many and the time required can vary according to your availability so please don’t hesitate to contact us to join this important part of the church’s service!