Greeter Ministry Struggling to Get Off the Ground
Notes from the pastor
“And he said, ‘Come in, O blessed of the Lord!  Why do you stand outside?  For I have prepared the house, and a place for your camels.” Genesis 24:31
So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory.  Jesus did it; now you do it! Romans 15:7 (MSG)
Thank you to the folks who have faithfully participated in the new Greeter Ministry at Front Street.  Your presence at the doors of the church has meant so much.
The feedback I have received from those who are greeting is that they have enjoyed interacting with the folks who walk through the doors of the church on Sunday morning.  The feedback from church attendees is that they have loved having someone at the door to offer a welcome.
Hospitality is such an important part of our ministry here at Front Street, and we truly need more people to be a part of it.  Perhaps you could sign up once a month?  Or maybe once every two or three months is what you are able to do.  We’ll take it!  You will be helping your church, and I guarantee you will have fun, too.  If you are newer to the church, it’s a great way to begin serving.
Here is what we are trying to accomplish, and what we ask of you (the short version):
  • Serve during one of the three Sunday morning shifts.  They begin at 8:15, and each shift is one hour and 15 minutes.
  • We are trying to staff multiple doors and the Welcome Center (although we haven’t had enough people volunteering to be able to accomplish that yet).  I know we can do it, with your help.
  • Offer a warm greeting to anyone who comes in the door.
  • If they seem new to the church, ask if you can help them find where they are going.  You can usually spot visitors by the slightly nervous look on their face.
  • We provide you with a map of the church that includes the locations of all Sunday School Classes, nursery, etc.
  • If a community member in need comes looking for assistance, get them to the Welcome Center, or find a Pastor.  Invite them to a worship service.
  • In addition to welcoming people, we are also asking our Greeters to help with the security of the church.  Greeters can do this by just keeping an eye out for anyone who may appear suspicious.  We will instruct what to do on the off-chance that someone is coming to the building to do harm.  This security aspect is a nice side-effect of having people stationed at the doors.  It’s also something that doesn’t happen when we have no volunteers.
  • Most of all, we ask you to just be joyful and make people glad they came to church.
Sign-up is easy.  Click here or follow the directions below: 
  • On the right-hand side under the heading, “Ways to Serve,” click on the link for “Greeter Ministry.”
  • You will be taken to the page that lists all of the shifts for each of the Sundays.
  • Click in the box beside all of the shifts you would like to sign up for.
  • Go to the bottom of the page and click, “Submit and Sign-Up.”
  • You will be asked for your name, email address, and a password (so you can go back in later and make changes, if you need to).
  • Reminders will be emailed to you prior to your day of service.
I hope you will consider helping with this truly fulfilling ministry.  We need you to help make sure our church is always a warm and welcoming place.  Thank you, in advance, for your service.
Grace and peace,
- Pastor Ross
Last Published: October 17, 2018 3:26 PM
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