This ministry is designed to promote the building of relationships through member fellowship opportunities. This ministry will reach out to every member and make arrangements for periodic all-church gatherings. This ministry will assist smaller groups in arranging special outings and other fellowship activities. This ministry also will put special emphasis on bringing new members into the social life of our congregation.
This ministry will have primary responsibility for the kitchen area including the stocking of paper goods and staples of sugar, pepper, salt, tea and coffee.
This ministry also has a group known as hospitality scribes who through personal notes contact as many of our local visitors as possible with each time they visit. Assignments are mailed on Mondays, after which a group of volunteer members write personal notes from home to each local visitor. Each visitor will receive at least three notes from different members. Each member writes about two notes per week.
This ministry will coordinate the activities of smaller groups in accordance with age, marital status or any other common denominators. Coordinators or committees will be selected to lead these groups and to plan and carry out activities. Current groups include the following which are grouped primarily by family makeup and activity interest.
- Seekers – families with children in school
- Prime Timers – active empty-nesters
- Niners – seniors who want to limit activities to the building
- Singles (in addition to special fellowship activities for this group, they are also included in other groups as appropriate.)
Special efforts will be made with the groups to include intergenerational activities. Special fellowship activities will be arranged for groups within the church that have a strong desire for fellowship. Typical examples would be Women’s retreats, Men’s retreats, Men’s Prayer breakfast, etc. As part of these fellowship activities, the ministry will arrange baby-sitting as required.
This ministry will coordinate showers for member brides and/or bridegrooms and babies. This is not meant to take away from initiative of friends but is meant to insure that no one is overlooked. Generally speaking, showers are coordinated for the first baby in a family, or the first baby for that family while they have been a member at Western Hills, and first marriages. This ministry appoints shower Coordinators and it’s anticipated that persons wishing to give showers will let this coordinator know so that confusion may be avoided and no one will be overlooked.
Deacon: Lowrey, Taylor
- Congregational fellowships
- Hospitality scribes
- Singles, College, Young Professional
- Prime Timers
- Non-traditional Fellowship Activities
- Baby-sitting for fellowship activities