of Scituate, Massachusetts
First Parish
Unitarian Universalist Church
Info about Greeters at the Door
Posted on September 4th, 2012

Responsibilities of Greeters

Thank you for agreeing to serve as a greeter. Please carefully read the instructions below. If you are unable to serve on your agreed upon date, please make arrangements for your replacement.

Greeters should:
  • Arrive 20 to 30 minutes before the service begins. Thus, greeters arrive at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. For evening services, the same timeframe applies.
  • Put on your name tag.
  • Introduce yourself to the Ushers and let them know you are there.
  • Greeters stand in the vestibule. 


  • Greeters should take first time visitors and show them where to hang up their coats.
  • Ask them to spell their name and you should make a temporary nametag for the visitor.
  • Explain that typically people talk in the Sloop Room for a few minutes until the bell rings, when people then go into the sanctuary.
  • Point to where the bathroom is located.
  • During coffee hour, talk with newcomers—and anyone else who is standing alone. Introduce yourself, discover their interests, be a good listener. Suggest congregation activities they may want to explore, and introduce them to others with common interests. Introduce them to the minister too.
       
Greeting involves welcoming everyone – old friends and new visitors, children and adults. Say hello, that you are happy to see them. Let your words and body language help them feel they are wanted here.

Thank you for your help!


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