Our Shared Ministry of Welcome and Connection – An Update from the Membership Team

“Welcome to our church!  What brings you here?  Let us help you get connected!”

If you’ve ever stopped by, wandered past – or perhaps volunteered at – the Visitors’ Kiosk, you’ve probably heard those words or variations on the theme.  They are what our Membership Team has focused on this year – welcoming visitors and helping them find their way into our church.

Under our beautiful new “Welcome” sign at the Kiosk repositioned to make sure our smiling faces are the first thing newcomers might find when they come in our front door, we seek to share our 4 Ways to Connect – Intro Sundays, Explorations Small Group Ministry, Path to Membership classes, and Connections Dinner. 

Our Team sponsors these offerings throughout the year so there’s always an upcoming  way “in”  regardless of when newcomers find us.  We plan our programs to promote our 5 Practices of Meaningful Membership: Gather for Worship, Grow in Spirit, Serve in Partnership, Give in Gratitude and Connect in Community. 

Our work is fueled with a passion for warmly welcoming fellow seekers to our liberal faith.  We are excited to be launching our new Radical Welcome Team this summer.  With those folks focusing on “the front door” and with expanded professional staff hours through an experimental shared position with the Unitarian Universalist Church in Greeley, the Membership Team will be broadening its focus.  We dream of finding better ways to identify new and existing members’ gifts and passions to connect all of us with new opportunities to serve,  grow and strengthen our church community.

Does this sound like exciting work?  If so, please join us!  To get involved, contact Kathryn Boyle at kathryn@foothillsuu.org or 493-5906.

Membership Team:  Kay Williams; Karen Harder; Mary Rundquist; Jack Zak; Ann Molison; Kathryn Boyle, Staff Support; Rev. Gretchen Haley, Associate Minister

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