Hospitality Service Group
The Hospitality Service Group of St. Nicholas provides a welcoming atmosphere to our parish members and guests. We provide a simple meal during Coffee Hour after the Sunday church service which is a wonderful time to socialize. As a parish, we value the time we can spend together in fellowship, so our Hospitality Group plans social events and helps coordinate with other service groups when food/help is needed. We foster fellowship in the parish community by stocking our kitchen with foods and supplies for Coffee Hour and fellowship programs and coordinating volunteers to help staff these events.
To foster this spirit beyond the Sunday coffee hour, we sponsor a Lenten meal weekly, following the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts. Our parish has become really good at 'potluck' affairs, where the creativity of individuals comes together in a sumptuous meal that our Service Group coordinates. Whenever our parish gathers for a Work Party, Hospitality is there to feed the hungry workers! We've recently added a coffee station in the North wing for meetings that take place in that part of the facility.
We gather to meet and plan for these events, such as our annual Church Picnic, a special Evening-Out for parents, and Wine and Cheese tastings after Saturday vespers. In addition, we help to provide meals in support of special parish events like parish retreats, OCF outings, baby/bridal showers and a variety of other affairs. In past years, we have also participated in the Charlottesville Holiday Market, offered a holiday Cookie Festival and a 'Feast from the East' outreach event . Annually in December, our parish holds its St. Nicholas celebration with a special fellowship meal.
We encourage our visitors to please stay after the service and meet some of our church family. Check the website calendar for upcoming special hospitality events. We would love to get to know you!