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Duties of Sabbath Greeters
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Duties of Sabbath Greeters
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1. Be present by 9:00 a.m. on the Sabbath you are scheduled to greet.

2. There should be two greeters each week.

3. Make sure everyone receives a bulletin as they enter.

4. Greet each person with a handshake or a hug and make certain you give them a big smile.

5. Watch for visitors. If you are not sure if someone is a visitor, say to them, "I don't believe we've met. My name is ________. Do you attend here rugularly?

6. When you have a visitor, introduce them to another member who can take them to the appropriate Sabbath School class. If no members is available, take them yourself and introduce them to the class. Be sure to take their children to their appropriate Sabbath School class or see that another member does.

7. If we are having a fellowship meal, be sure to invite them to the meal.

8. The greeters should be there together till 9:40, then one can join a Sabbath School class while the other greets all during Sabbath School. The other greeter should rejoin the greeting as soon as Sabbath School ends and should greet till 11:00. Then one can sit in the congregation. The other should stay till 11:15 a.m. and then sit in the back. If anyone comes in late, quietly go to the foyer and greet them.

9. Each week two greeters should be assigned to mingle after the service and watch for visitors or anyone who is not engaging in conversation. Don't let anyone go out the door without someone greeting them and inviting them to dinner. These two should be in the foyer while the last hymn is being sung, as visitors sometimes slip out before dismissal.

10. Be careful not to become so involved in conversation that you neglect your greeting responsibilities.

11. Be happy and always have a smile on your face.