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Effectively immediately Coffee hour is suspended until further notice.

At St. Matthew's, small teams of parishioners provide refreshments for our Coffee Hour on a rotating basis.  We gather in our hall and back patio immediately following Sunday Divine Liturgy services. In order to reduce the risk of COVID transmission in crowded situations, we have simplified these events.  This is still a wonderful time for fellowship and getting to know each other better.  Please join us.   See Rosemarie K. to join a team - no experience needed!  We train!  


Please DO NOT bring food or drink unless it is your scheduled day!   

19 Dec  Mihaela & Chris J,  Lea L
26 Dec       OPEN
2 Jan       OPEN
9 Jan Mary H,  Natasha J,  Elena B,  Susan P
16 Jan Kate R,  Alaina L,  Jeanelle W
23 Jan Kate V,  R Zahor



We have moved Sunday Coffee Hour back to our hall plus the back patio. Our church council wants to keep things very simple and quick. The church students will have their drinks and snacks and then join their Sunday School classes.

Make the coffee/decaf/water; directions are posted in the kitchen.

The large pot takes one minute per cup to brew - start it early.  
Bring a quart of 1/2 n 1/2 or milk for the coffee.

Use the large coffee pot on the cart.  Roll it to the wall next to the book case and plug in there. 
After DL unplug it and move it to the wall by the light switches.  (Just trust us on this. 😊 )

“Brew” the hot water in the kitchen.  
Brew the white pot of decaf in the kitchen and move it to the coffee cart after DL.

Arrange the juice boxes, coffee “fixings” (tea bags, creamers, sugars, stirrers) on the table in front of the hall doors.  
Move the water pot & more cups to the “fixings” table at the end of DL.

Food should be only easy to eat, grab-and go items.  Prepared snacks (popcorn, chips, cookies, cheese, muffins, veggies/fruit in small cups or muffin liners, sliced cakes and the like) work well. Anything that people can pickup and walk away with is good.  
A snack - not lunch.   (The kitchen is still “closed” so nothing hot or needing serving). 
The goal is to keep folks moving along and not cause any lines.

As always, clean up, rinse the coffee pots and leave them upside down to drain/air dry in the kitchen.

Refill the teas and sweeteners if needed.  Take any extra food/milk home unless you have arranged with
the next week’s team to use them. 

Notify Rosemarie K., Susan P., or Tina L. if any supplies are running low. 
Thank you for volunteering so we can hold a weekly Coffee Hour!

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Orthodox Church of Saint Matthew
P.O. Box 2003
Columbia, MD 21045
7271 Eden Brook Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
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240-755-0324 (Phone)
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