I've been thinking about food and hospitality lately (maybe the Super Bowl is to blame) and was wondering what churches are doing lately when it comes to refreshments.
Does your church serve coffee or juice after church? What about cookies or other treats? I know of a few churches that serve bagels and muffins before the service, meeting a need for those who didn't eat before church.
No matter what your church does, choosing to show hospitality in this way takes effort. Someone has to pour the coffee. Others have to bake or bring food. For this reason, it's important identify the reasons for serving refreshments (i.e. to encourage people to stay and build relationships, to meet a need, etc.).
I'd love to know, what refreshments (if any) does your church serve? Is this a purposeful decision?