Hospitality is receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, and generous way. Hospitality can come in many forms, but the ultimate purpose is to honor and obey God by joyfully serving those around us with open hearts, open hands, and open doors.

Come to hear Yvonne Cottage share on “The Heart of Hospitality” and then participate in a workshop of your choice:

Workshops: All materials will be provided.

1.The Hospitable Hostess 101:

A gathering of 4 or a gathering of 10? Everything you need to know to plan a fabulous dinner party. How to pick a theme, meal plan, budget, shop and utilize an Instant Pot and/or Crock-pot to prepare delicious food for your guests. Recipes, ideas, and a live demo of technique, plus tasting! $10 — Jeannine Henschel/Stacy Henschel/Cheree Renner

2. Tablescapes/Floral Centerpiece:

A display of creative ideas and suggestions for setting a beautiful tablescape that says “welcome”. You will also learn “hands on” floral arranging techniques by creating your own centerpiece to take home. $15 — Sierra Denham/Shanti Westby

3. Macrame Art:

Bring beauty and life to your home by learning how to make your very own macrame plant hanger. Once you have the hang of it, you can make all sorts of macrame art projects as gifts to give to others. $15 — Krissy Mattison/Kasia Mattison

4. Beginners Practical Sewing:

Be introduced to basic sewing terms, techniques, and machine use in this hands on class as you sew a beautiful table runner to grace your home or give as a gift. $10 — Lyn Kixmoeller

5. Hospitality That Reaches OUT:

Learn how to take hospitality outside of our homes and church walls with a focus on ministering to those in need. Ideas, practical suggestions, and resources will be provided to connect you with a variety of opportunities. Craft handmade cards and create “care packages” to take and bless someone in need. $10 — Sandy Abrisch/Sandy Dunn

6. Navigating Food Allergies & Dietary Restrictions as a Hostess:

In this hands-on workshop, we will explore the basics of entertaining guests with dietary restrictions, giving tips and tools to joyfully bless others. Learn about and sample delicious dairy free, Celiac/gluten free and vegan options. $10 — Marla Stewart

7. Hospitable Gifts:

Learn about a variety of thoughtful, fun, inexpensive gifts you can make to bless your friends, neighbors, coworkers, teachers, and more. Craft a stamped fabric goodie bag and a cute blessing gift basket. $10 — Karen Cole/Colleen Stempien

8. The Joy of Hospitality in Difficult Seasons:

Be encouraged in the Word and hear practical tips on how to be hospitable during seasons of trial, hardship, and grief. You will create a memento in remembrance of all God has done for you. $5 — Rita Hiller/Genene Mabon

9. Open Hands and Hearts to the Homeless:

Join us as we walk next door to Operation Hope (a homeless shelter for families and single women) where we will host a jewelry workshop for the women and teenage girls, and provide childcare and fun activities for the kids. $10 (used for the outreach) — Bridget Biernacki/Cherie Carter

10. Hospitable Gatherings:

Fun, easy, budget-friendly ways to invite others to come together for fellowship. Learn creative ideas and tips on how to plan and host gatherings such as game nights, ornament exchanges, progressive dinners and more. Craft your own organization “clipboard” with practical resources that can be utilized and adapted for gatherings from 1 to 50! $5 — Sherry Clark