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This Week's Ministry Message
“Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” —Hebrews 13:1-2 NRSV
Our ministry goal in Connections Ministry is to provide a warm and informative welcome and hospitable experience to each guest and member as they enter God’s church. Being part of the Connection team means helping to connect each person to Baker Memorial Church and God where they can grow in their faith.
Each person who walks into our church Sunday morning is hoping to connect. Perhaps with God, with another person, with a study group, with a loving nursery who will care for their little one—there are a myriad of reasons why they came! You can help them connect with a smile and basic hospitality.
Greeters, Ushers, and a Fellowship Team help each person feel valued upon arrival, acknowledged, and appreciated during the service and eager to connect before they leave! Our Greeters and Ushers are the ones who make a first impression, and we want that to become a lasting connection!
We need volunteers for the Summer, and we are also preparing for the Fall. Each Sunday, 6 greeters (2 each at 3 doors), 4 ushers, and 1 Fellowship volunteer are needed to make our Sunday morning a welcoming, hospitable environment. So, your gifts and time are needed.
Sign up today to be part of helping others connect by becoming part of this team. You may commit to twice a month or once a month and become part of a team that shows Baker Memorial UMC values hospitality and people!
For summer volunteering, there will be a short individual training. Sign up for the Summer Connections Team at https://tinyurl.com/SummerConnectionsVolunteers. Questions? Contact Jayne Scales at email@example.com for Greeting/Fellowship and Geoff Hardwick at firstname.lastname@example.org for Ushering.
A formal training with the whole Connections team will take place Wednesday, August 17 at 7pm in the Sanctuary with wonderful information that will make you feel well prepared and practiced for this important service of Hospitality and Connection. Register for the Fall Training at https://tinyurl.com/BakerConnectionsTraining.