About the Ministries of Hospitality
Greeters are the first ministers you see as you approach the church on a Sunday. For parishioners and visitors, a friendly smile, a simple “welcome”, accompanied with a copy of Carmel can help people feel “at home” within “our home”. Greeters may also ensure that all the required ministers for a liturgy are present, and check that supplies of brochures, forms, etc. at church doors are adequate and neatly displayed. They may be required to assist people with limited mobility to a seat, and alert Communion Ministers to their presence in the assembly.
Kitchen Volunteers prepare and offer people refreshments (tea, coffee, etc.) after Sunday Masses.
Good hospitality ministers need to have a warm smile and friendly nature, and a good general knowledge of where things are, or who to see about something.
Resources for the Ministries of Hospitality
An American site from a protestant background, but still with worthy points and ideas to consider for extending welcome and hospitality for Church communities
Articles of Interest
This blog post by Rev Bosco Peters (Anglican Church, New Zealand) reflecting on the power of church buildings that are regularly open and where there is a habit of personal prayer.