Greeters Ministry

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St. John's Greeters Ministry

“I was a stranger, and you welcomed me.” 
— Matthew 25:35

Welcome to St. John's Greeters Ministry. Our objective is to welcome visitors to the Parish, help them "feel at home" during the worship service, provide them with information about Orthodoxy and the Parish, invite them to Parish activities, introduce them to people of like interests, invite them back, follow-up to thank them for visiting us, and identifying whether we can help them in the future.

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Greeters are at the front lines of parish evangelism. While our Outreach Ministry works to reach out to inactive members as well as invite prospective members to our parish, the job of the Greeters Ministry is to greet all who attend Liturgy each Sunday. We want everyone who comes to St. John's to feel welcomed and loved.

The Greeters Ministry consists of Greeters, Ushers and all our Church Organizations. They all play a vital role in the greeting process. But the Ministry is not limited to these groups. It involves ALL St. John's Parishioners.

It is our obligation as representatives of Jesus Christ to greet His people as they gather to worship. We all need to reach out to our visitors and our fellow parishioners and greet them as Jesus would greet them, with love and care.

Members of the Executive Board will serve as ushers each month, along with a permanent head usher. However, we are always looking for new greeters.

We are looking for those parishioners of St. John's who:

  • are friendly, warm and welcoming individuals
  • attend liturgy on a regular basis
  • for the most part, know our parishioners and can identify visitors to our church
  • are eager to help service our visitors, guide and answer questions they may have
  • understand general information about our Orthodox faith
  • can provide visitors with literature and other information as needed
  • just generally likes to meet new people

If that's you, we'd love to have you join us. Please contact us if you are interested or want more information.

We are firmly committed to a successful Greeters Ministry at St. John's. But we cannot do it alone. We need everyone at St. John's to be involved in making everyone feel welcome to our parish.

Resources

Useful links and information

  • Greeters Handbook

    Detailed guide for greeters and ushers

  • 1 page "cheat sheet"

    One page summary of responsibilities

  • Welcome Card

    Welcome card for handing to visitors

  • Visitor's Card

    Visitors card to obtain information on visitor

  • Greeters Training

    Presentation for greeters ministry training

  • Intro Video

    Introduction video to greeters training (6:30)

  • Need more info?

    Email the Greeters Ministry Director

"Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God."

- Romans 15:7