Greeters are volunteers who welcome and assist at church services throughout the year. Currently there are over 60 members of the congregation who greet at the door, distribute bulletins and books, assist anyone in need or ill during the service, assist with the hearing assistance devices, take collection and count and record the number of parishioners in attendance.
There are 2 scheduled groups of greeters, plus a sign up for volunteers for extra services at Christmas, Easter, Confirmation or any other additional services. The regular 9:00 a.m. greeters work in pairs, while there are 7 teams of 5-6 greeters scheduled at the 10:30 services which means that greeters are ‘on duty’ approximately 4 – 5 times per year. Some greeters distribute bulletins at the back of the church. If there are additional greeters, they welcome parishioners at other entrances of the church.
The purpose of a greeter is to make every person feel welcome at a service and offer assistance to both newcomers and regular church attendees. There is usually a general information meeting for all greeters annually to review safety procedures and duties. Presently there are 2 sets of people who coordinate this meeting and the two groups of schedules.