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If you enjoy meeting new people, sharing FUMC facilities, and offering hospitality, please consider joining our Hospitality Team. Service can be once-in-a-while or on a regular schedule. It may be during the day or evening or weekend. We truly do have guests here nearly all the time. For first timers, we will work with you initially until you get comfortable in your new role. If you are interested or curious, please contact Daviss King at daviss@fumcaustin.org and indicate the times and type of hosting you might like to do.
General Hospitality
Friday and Saturday rental events all need a presence from FUMC members who are knowledgeable about the facility. Might also include hospitality for all-church events such as Wednesday Night Live. Activity: unlock doors and lock up at the event end. Be available to answer questions about where things are and how they work in the facility during the event. Be responsible for calling the on-call staff member in case of an emergency. Do a walk-through with the renter at the end of the event to see that the facility is in good order. Training will be provided for team members. Time requirement: Events are usually evenings, Thursday evening through Saturday evening, Variable amount of time depending on the event.
Special Event Hospitality
FUMC facilities are used for a variety of events, the largest of which is the Texas Book Festival. We need members on site during these events to help people find their way around the buildings, answer questions, and provide a friendly FUMC face. Time requirement: Variable depending on type of event Activity: Welcome, guide, know about FUMC buildings and history, answer questions Usual hours: weekend days or evenings.
Overnight Guest Hospitality
Traveling youth or service groups often spend the night in our Family Life Center. The Guest Hospitality Team Member welcomes them and introduces them to the FLC and our use policies. Overnight Guest Hospitality team will receive training. Time requirement: 1-2 hours per visit Activity: Unlock the doors, welcome the guests, do a walk-through of the FLC using our overnight guest guide as an outline to introduce them to our space and their use of it. Answer any questions. Usual Times: Evening hours.