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Brother Lawrence once said, “We ought not to grow tired of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.” Lets face it, people judge you by how clean your bathrooms are. A clean worship space is a hospitality issue, and our building needs cleaned weekly. And yes, this includes glamorous things such as emptying the trash, cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping the carpet, mopping the floors and squeegeeing our large front windows. But the nice thing about the Cleaning Ministry is that almost anyone can do this (even the pastor). We gather to clean every Thursday evening from 6:30-8:00PM to clean Eastside Church.
Do you like people? Are you friendly? Does less than 40% of your conversation consist of “uh…hey…uh…”? Do you like to help folks make natural, organic connections when they enter a room of people they don’t know? Then your ministry might just be hospitality. Our hospitality team will make sure that all who enter our doors are treated with radical hospitality and overwhelming acceptance. It is our goal at Eastside Church to practice such radical hospitality, that even if the message is boring and the guitars are out of tune, folks will still be persuaded to come back.
Do you like to bake? We would love to have our bread used during Holy Communion be baked by folks in our community. Let us know if this is something you might be interested in helping with.
Eastside Church BARISTAS A.K.A. ECBs
Are you a morning person? Do you love to arrive just a little bit early and set the mood? Do you love to serve folks with a smile on your face? Do you love the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a toasted bagel (don’t we all)? Then you just might be an ECB (Eastside Church Barista). As a part of our radical practice of hospitality, we want to greet our community with two of the best smells in the world (toasted carbohydrates and brewing java) as they enter our worship space.