The practice of hospitality goes back long before the beginnings of Christianity.  We learned many of our hospitable habits from our Jewish forebears and the Old Testament is filled with examples of the sacred art of welcoming others. 

In the New Testament, Hebrews 13:2 tells us: 

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, 
for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”  

Romans 15:7 states:  

“Welcome one another, therefore, 
just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God."

Here at East Woods hospitality is an important function of our church life and it helps us to achieve our goals of being a friendly and welcoming church community.  From our front door greeters to our weekly fellowship table of baked goodies and coffee and tea, our goal is to create an environment where all feel welcome and are glad they came through the front doors at East Woods.

Other Services Offered by Hospitality


For additional information about this ministry team, please contact our Hospitality Elder, Peggy Konzek.

  • Connecting Time Coffee Klatch

    (Sundays, 9-10 PM, Evergreen Hall)

    Come early to church to have a warm conversation and share a cup of joe.  Join us in the Gathering Area anytime between 9:00 and 10:00 am to have a cup of coffee with your fellow East Woods members and visitors.  Enjoy one of our K-cups or bring your favorite flavor. (regular drip coffee and hot water also available) See you there!

  • gathering Sunday meals

    (1st Sunday of Month)

    On the first Sunday of each month we provide a simple meal that is served after our 10:00 a.m. service.

    The goal of these Sundays is to provide an opportunity for fellowship…to sit and talk, break bread, and to get to know our church family members a little bit better.  Its a wonderful way to share our lives over a simple meal.

  • first time visitor bags

    When we recognize someone as a new visitor, they are given a goodie bag with Hershey Kisses, a current newsletter, and a welcome bookmark that says:  East Woods Presbyterian Church….Celebration, Connection and Compassion.

  • Special event support

    Maybe it’s a 50th Wedding Anniversary, a special birthday, concert, memorial service, etc.  We prepare a Fellowship Table with food and drinks to help make the event special for members and guests.