Fellowship Hour (Coffee Hour)
Fellowship Hour is held each Sunday, directly after Liturgy, in the Kogok Hall. Please join us for light snacks and coffee as we visit with one another and our Priests.
We encourage parish families to join together in hosting. We are a large parish now and growing, so spreading the cost and effort among two or more families lightens what otherwise might be a burden. Additionally, we like to include the names of Fellowship Hour hosts in our bulletin. If interested, please email a submission to our church secretary at Office@peterpaulpotomac.org or call the church office 301-765-3400, ext.0. The deadline for publication in Sunday's bulletin is Wednesday at noon.
Hosts should plan on providing a total of 300-350 pieces of food; i.e., one-half donut, one cookie or brownie, one-quarter bagel, etc. The goal is not to provide breakfast or lunch, but to offer something to nibble while everyone visits with each other.
Three hosting options
1. Bring your own food and drinks. The minimum items needed are listed below. Good and inexpensive donuts/bagels can be bought at Shoppers or Safeway for about $5 per dozen.
2. Call the church secretary by Wednesday before to purchase the donuts and bagels on your behalf for $180. They will be delivered to church on Sunday morning. Leave a check made payable to "Sprinkles" for this amount in the box labeled "Secretary" in the Usher's Room. Sprinkles provides the items below as a service to the parish when requested and at 10:00am Sunday delivers:
- 9 dozen donuts cut in half
- 4 dozen bagels pre-cut
- 3 lbs. cream cheese
- One gallon each of orange juice, apple juice, and fruit punch
3. Hire our church caterer, Joe Ghanem, to provide finger foods like zataar bread for a nominal price. Please contact him directly to arrange a menu and price at 571-436-9232.
Please note that sponsoring families are asked to make a $25 donation to cover the cost of coffee, powdered creamer, condiments, and paper products, and are responsible for bringing additional items, as listed to the right. Additional information on how to use the coffee system to prepare coffee can be found at the link to the right. If you would like to serve milk with the coffee, you will need to bring it (a half-gallon is plenty); otherwise, powdered creamer is available.
It is the responsibility of the hosts to set up the food in the kitchen on trays, and also to prepare the coffee. In order for this to be done efficiently and be ready in time, it is essential that you arrive at church no later than 10:15am on the Sunday that you host to get started. The hosts are required to clean up once coffee hour is over. If you do not know how to prepare the coffee, or have any other questions, any of the ushers will be delighted to help you.
Whatever you provide for your fellow parishioners is very much appreciated. God bless you for your generosity.