Greeter Duties

Thank you so much for your participation in this special ministry at Trinity.  Making fellow parishioners, and especially newcomers, feel welcome to our place of worship is extremely important.  Greeters and ushers represent Trinity to everyone coming in our front door and the impressions people receive can be lasting! By working together, greeters and ushers can enhance these important impressions.

A Greeter should be at the front door 20 to 30 minutes before the service, or close to the time when parishioners start arriving for that specific service.

Find the “Greeter” tag in the drawer of the table to the right, at the back of the church, and please put on your nametag as well.

Take the basket of mugs from under the same table and put it in the vestibule where you can reach it. Please return this when you have finished greeting.

In addition to making people feel welcome, please pay special attention to, and introduce yourself to, visitors and newcomers, especially anyone who could become a new member of Trinity.

When you do not recognize someone, and think they might be new, ask them if they are visiting or new to the community.  If they are new to the community, please introduce them to one of the ushers (who can give them a mug) or give them a mug yourself, and draw their attention to the card and ask them to fill it out. 

Inform them the card can be put in the offering plate or given to the clergy after the service.  Also point out the bookmark and all the Trinity information available in the mug and at the back of the church.

When feasible, get the name of the person you’ve just mugged and write it on the small notepad in the mug basket. This would be most helpful in any follow up activity.

Feel free to give a mug to each person if you are greeting a couple.

Ask visitors and newcomers if they need help finding anything in the church or parish house; restrooms, nursery, etc.  If you can’t verbally give directions, ask an usher to show them.