Taking our cue from the Rule of St. Benedict, the Hospitality Council strives to live into his direction to, “Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ, for He is going to say, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Here are some of the things we are working on:
Host several wine-and-cheese parties each year where newcomers and established members can get to know each other better;
Stock the activity bags for children with fun things to engage them during the service;
Follow up with newcomers and visitors who have filled out a Welcome Card;
Keep the church stocked with Welcome Cards and Welcome Packets;
Personally greet and converse with people who are new to our church especially at social gatherings;
Make the church grounds more welcoming (better signage, labels on foods);
Extend our welcome out into the surrounding community by giving outside groups meeting space; and
Help ushers to be gracious hosts.
We are always interested in new ideas that embody our philosophy of hospitality, welcome and invitation, and we invite you to join us in this holy and important work.