The goal of this ministry is to assist all persons interested in becoming members of St. Gerard's and to ensure a welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our parish.
A Ministry "snapshot": The Welcoming Committee
|Meeting Details:||The Welcoming Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at St. Gerard in the Fireside Room, 6:00-7:00 pm.|
|Ministry Description:||The goal of this ministry is to assist all persons interested in becoming members of St. Gerard's and to ensure a welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our parish. This includes creatively developing new ways to: provide a welcoming environment; welcome visitors and new members; assist in the process of registration; and transition new members into parish life.|
|Contact Person:||Colette O'Brien, firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-424-8770|
|A typical day in this ministry:||Committee members can sign up to give a visitor tour or attend a new member potluck. Visitor tours are offered one weekend a month after all three masses. New member potlucks are held three times a year, after the 10:30 am mass. Members can volunteer to staff the welcome/information desk in the gathering space before/after mass. At committee meetings we look into new and creative ways to invite and welcome guests, visitors, and new members; help match the interests of new members with ministries within the parish; look for new ways to utilize technology to reach the community and invite new people. We welcome all volunteers who desire to help keep St. Gerard a vibrant and welcoming parish for all who step through its' doors!|
|Is there more than one way to volunteer?||
The following apply to this ministry: