The Newcomers Committee is responsible for all aspects of welcoming visitors to our church and following up with them to help them grasp the excitement of becoming  a member of our church.  We are also responsible for helping new members become integrated into our community life by matching their interests with opportunities for service.   We do this by:

  • Having committee members try to identify and welcome visitors, answering their questions and helping them feel at home from their very first minutes at St. Mary’s;
  • Introducing visitors to our clergy and parishioners;
  • Introducing them to our many ministries and activities;
  • Providing information packets about us, how to contact us and how to become a member;
  • Hosting events just for new members and inviting them to our regular events;
  • Always remembering that new members are the life blood of our church and finding new ways to attract and engage them.