The Hospitality Committee is under the leadership of Sister Sarah Lee Smith (second from the far right).
The Hospitality Committee consists of men and women committed to the ministry of service and hospitality.
This committee is responsible for oversight of the hospitality for critical and important events such as the repast for the funerals of the saints of the ministry, the celebratory meet and greet function for baptismal candidates, their families, friends and guests immediately after each water baptismal service. The committee as directed by the Pastor prepares refreshments for these aforementioned events, and other designated church socials and events, as well as the committee oversees the annual crab feast event in the fall of each year.
One of the most important calls that Christ gives His church is to be welcoming to people. We are His ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:20), so, Jesus uses us to be His welcoming arms to draw people from the outside into His presence! He is the Seeker; we are the ones He seeks, and sometimes we are the ones He uses to seek others. It is God's desire that all of His children will be saved, and, yet, few will accept His grace. It is the role of the Holy Spirit to save people, and we are the instruments through which He works. So, we must be a church who welcomes not only Believers, but also those who may never before in their lives have been inside of a church. This ministry of Hospitality has the role of being His ambassador.
The Definition of Hospitality
Hospitality is a willingness to share, with discernment, what God has given us. It is an attitude of stewardship, where we do not own anything because we are merely the caretaker for the real owner, God. He desires that we share His stuff and His love, and we comply out of reverence and gratitude to Him. In relationships, it is honoring the boundaries of others, and sharing all we have without strings attached. In the church, it is to be welcoming, regardless how we may feel (Matthew 25:34-43; Luke 10:30-37; Romans 12:13: 16:3-16; 1 Timothy 5:10; Hebrews 13:1-3; 1 Peter 4:7-11; 3 John 5-8).