Greeters extend our mission of passionate hospitality by helping newcomers and long-standing members of Saint Mark’s feel welcomed, engaged, and comfortable at worship services and other special events.
Circulate through campus (Fire Place Room , entrances, parking lot…) before and after worship service to: 1) Engage in welcoming conversation as appropriate; 2) Answer basic questions about programming;
3) Direct people to various rooms and places on the campus; 4) Serve as priest’s “right hand person” after service to continue hospitality. Greeters coordinate with the Ushers to enhance each other’s function and avoid duplication. Greeters are highly visible, and wear a yellow ribbon/stole.
An appreciation for the importance of building community at Saint Mark’s; Comfort greeting strangers; Enjoyment in conversation, and Sensitivity to personal boundaries.
Twenty minutes before the assigned worship service time, and twenty minutes afterward during coffee and fellowship. Ideally: 1– 2 Sunday worship services per month. If unavailable to serve on an assigned date, coordinate with other Greeters to find a substitute. A one-year commitment is requested, which can be renewed or extended as desired.
Orientation provided by the Greeter Ministry. To keep this ministry cohesive and well-informed, the Greeters meet annually in the Fall for training, problem-solving, and fellowship.