The Belonging Ministry meets at 5:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday evening of the month. This group develops a spirit of hospitality and welcome, both to visitors and members. Volunteer opportunities range from serving as a new member friend to providing “Bread for the Journey” when members leave the church. If you’re interested in serving on this ministry, please indicate your interest under “Belonging Ministry” on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Be a New Member Friend
Being “the new kid on the block” can be overwhelming, no matter what your age. With the help of the New Member Friend Guidelines, new member friends serve for approximately six months. You can help new members find their place at Second through telephone calls, joining them for a worship service and a meal or two, and advising them of involvement opportunities. If you are interested in serving as a friend with new members, please select B01 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Assist with New Member Reception
We welcome new members to Second Presbyterian with open arms and like to make them feel a part of our church family. Receptions are typically held in the narthex on a Sunday after the 11:00 a.m. service. Belonging Ministry members can use assistance in decorating and welcoming new members at this event. If you would like to assist with the New Member Reception, please select B02 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
In keeping with Biblical tradition, we at Second Presbyterian use bread as a symbol of welcome, concern and farewell. If you like to cook and have time to bake either a mini loaf or a full size loaf of bread for a new or departing family, please select B03 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Door Step Bread Delivery
If you’re available to deliver bread to first-time visitors (door step visit, not an inside visit) following the 11:00 a.m. worship service, please select B04 on your Time & Talents Covenant. Bread and gift bags are provided.
Make Telephone Contacts
We like to follow up with members whose attendance patterns have changed to let them know they are missed. If you have time to make these phone calls, please select B05 on your Time & Talents Covenant.
Sunday Morning Welcome Center
Every Sunday morning we welcome visitors at the Welcome Center in the Narthex. This job is to simply provide a warm greeting and an inviting smile to visitors and guests and answer any questions they may have about Second Presbyterian. The Welcome Center is staffed from 8:15-9:05 a.m. and 9:30-11:05 a.m. each week. If you have time some Sunday mornings to provide simple directions, a smile and a kind word please select B06 or B07 on your Time & Talents Covenant.