Radical Hospitality

Radical Hospitality requires intentional invitation and welcome. It goes beyond greeters at the door and handshakes during worship. It beckons us to welcome every person as an honored guest of Christ.

Certainly being a friendly church is good. But being in ministry in a confused and hurting world calls for "radical hospitality," which breathes our core value: people are important to God and to this church.

Church doesn't just happen when we're sitting in the pews. Church happens when we leave the safety of our sanctuary and reach out to those who are hungry, sick, or forgotten. When we stand together for justice and inclusion, and when we open our hearts to those who are struggling. That's putting our beliefs into action - becoming the hands and feet of Christ in the real world.

If you're looking to "get radical," here's some places to start.

Monthly Community Dinners

Want to RETHINK CHURCH? This is a great place to start!
Volunteer to cook, greet, host or clean-up at our monthly free community dinners. Started to reach those who are food insecure in our community, this monthly meal is open to anyone in need of a nutritious hot meal. We don't just serve food, we also eat and fellowship with our guests, learning their name and their needs. 

To volunteer, please contact coordinator Jeanette Quesenberry through the church office. Dinners are currently served September-May, but we are looking for additional coordinator(s) who can help keep it going year-round. Volunteers do not need to be a member of our congregation!

Foster Parenting and Adoption

This is where serious rubber hits the road. If you are seriously led to help a burgeoning need in Manatee County, please consider the 1-1-1 Project Florida. Partnering 1 church, 1 family for 1 purpose, this special program works to provide quality Christian homes for foster and adoptive children. Visit our 1-1-1 Project Florida page to learn more.