April 29, 2016

pineapple hospitality

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit,serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. Romans 12:10-13  

Did you know that the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality?

During the period of world exploration, sailors and explorers would bring home exotic treasures from faraway lands.  The pineapple, with its  unusual skin and delicate nature making transportation difficult, became a highly prized commodity. As sailors returned home they would place on their fences pineapples to invite neighbors and friends into the home to try exotic dishes and hear wild tales. During the Colonial period, the pineapple became a symbol of hospitality through the creation of metal door knockers and elaborate table centerpieces. Guests were symbolically welcomed and lavished with a warm welcome.

How can you participate iPineapple Hospitalityn Wesley’s Pineapple Hospitality?

  • Be a Greeter or Usher.
  • Be a Hospitality or Orange Host.
  • Help with “Pizza with the Pastor” events
  • Be someone who extends warm welcome!

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