Church of St. John of Damascus

Coffee HourCoffee Hour Policy - as of 9/1/2015

Coffee Hour is what we refer to as our social gathering in our church hall immediately following Divine Liturgy each Sunday. The Executive Board unanimously approved the following Coffee Hour Policy, to be effective beginning September 1, 2015.

  1. Refreshments for the coffee hour each Sunday will be provided by sponsors.  A sponsor can be an individual, a family, or a church organization.
  2. Sponsors can sign up to host the coffee hour by contacting the church office and specifying a particular Sunday.
  3. Sponsors are responsible for the following:
    • Providing all refreshments (except coffee and sugar, which will be provided by the parish);
    • Providing milk and/or cream, as well as any other desired beverages;
    • Coordinating the set-up of  all refreshments, which includes making the coffee;
    • Coordinating the clean-up of all refreshments, tables, and the kitchen, which includes putting all trash into the barrels;
    • Contacting the church office to obtain a key or to coordinate with someone who has a key to lock the church building after the coffee hour.
  4. On Sundays when there are no sponsors, the Greeters Committee may elect to set up and host a mini coffee hour. Please contact Rita Gwinn, Cindy Haddad, or the church office for more information.
  5. Tablecloths, plates, cups, napkins, and utensils will be provided by the parish at no cost. However, sponsors are responsible for setting out these products.

We fully understand that due to certain circumstances (memorial services, for example), a sponsor cannot attend church services and also set up for the coffee hour. In these cases, it is the responsibility of the sponsors to coordinate assistance with the set-up, refreshment service, and clean-up for the coffee hour. There are many parishioners willing to help….just ask.

We ask for your full cooperation, understanding, and support. We encourage our church organizations, families, and individuals to sponsor our weekly coffee hours. Our goal is to have a social hour that we can all enjoy together.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Executive Board.