Welcoming Ministry (Greeters) Members of the Welcoming Ministry provide a friendly greeting to everyone arriving at church on Sunday mornings, with a special emphasis on welcoming and orienting guests and visitors.
Greeters respond to the needs of newcomers before and after the service, which may include making name tags, offering to take them to the nursery or Children’s Chapel, providing a newcomer packet, escorting them to coffee hour, introducing them to other parishioners, and answering any and all questions. For more information, please contact Fran Houston at email@example.com.
Ushering Ministry Ushers welcome those attending the service, provide and explain service leaflets, and help to seat those who need assistance. During the worship service, the ushers carry the elements to the altar, take up the collection, and guide parishioners to the altar for communion.
There are no special skills or abilities needed to become a member of this ministry, other than a genuine desire to listen and respond to the needs of those who are new among us. Greeters and ushers arrive 15 minutes before the start of the service, and stay afterward to accompany newcomers who want to attend coffee hour.
We always welcome new members so that we can provide teams at each service. To learn more about ushering, please contact Tim and Cindy Matlack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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