Ushers & Greeters
Coordinator: Eva Espera
OBJECTIVE:To warmly welcome church members and newcomers alike to church and ensure that they feel and experience the love of God.
The ministry of the greeters and ushers is one of the most important aspects that happens in any congregation. It is crucial in the church because it is one of the most visible. When a person visits for the first time, he or she evaluates the atmosphere and in their minds they will ask: "Will I be accepted? Can I easily make friends? Will it be easy to find my way around? Will my family like it here? Will my spiritual needs be met?" Newcomers will quickly come to some conclusion during the first few minutes and often times, first impressions are lasting. When people come to church, they are sometimes burdened, sad or discouraged. Each person, member, or newcomer comes with the hope that the Sabbath will be an uplifting and inspiring experience; a time to celebrate and renew our relationship with our Creator. A skillful greeter or usher will minister and help make this a reality to those who come to church.