Calling all ushers and greeters!
God's Hand in Welcome!
As the first parish representatives encountered at a liturgy celebration, these ministers of hospitality smile and say “hello”, extend a welcome to the parish, and help them in locating places in the church. Ushers, also, take up the collection and handout bulletins. What a wonderful ministry!
Time has come to re-energize our hospitality and bring in new ministers. If you are presently an usher or greeter, or are interested in one these ministries, please contact Barb (210-6649) or Sue (279-4654) in the parish office or sign-up in the back of church. Many people make light work, besides this is our faith home and we should eagerly desire to welcome people to our home! You would be surprised how many people join the faith or the Church because of a warm welcome, a feeling of belonging. Join us!
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Five Tips for Building Vibrant Church Greeters
Church greeters are a vital part of your parish ministry and a successful greeter team can help grow your church. Greeting is an opportunity to express God's love through Christ and to help set the tone before Mass for parishioners and guests.
Always smile, make eye contact, and provide welcoming gestures like opening the door for everyone.
Greeting is a simple act, but one that can mean the difference between whether a visitor comes back next week or ever. We want all who visits our church to feel like they belong. Visitors should be greeted with warm smiles and welcoming gestures. Always refer to visitors as "guests" to follow the warm welcome approach.
Here are some preferred greeting phrases like:
"I don't think we've met yet, I'm John," or, "It's great to see you! Welcome."
If you have seen the guest before say something like, "Good morning, Mary, good to see you again," or, "Welcome, Bob, it's great to have you." It's ok if you can't remember someone's name right away, what's important is that people know that you are being actively inviting to them personally.
Any ministry can be discouraging at times, and greeting is no exception. Not everyone you talk to is going to be as friendly as you are and not everyone is going to come back. It's important to take time to celebrate guests who return, share positive stories as a greeter, and encourage one another to keep up the good work.
Greeters extend God's hand in welcome!
As the first parish representatives encountered at a liturgy celebration, these ministers of hospitality
If you are interested in being a greeter, please contact Kathy Davis.
St.Theresa.Greeters@gmail.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
Ushers also extend God's hand in welcome!
As the second parish representatives encountered at a liturgy celebration, these ministers of hospitality
If you would like to be an usher, contact Barb Woods at 210-6649 or email@example.com