Greeters, coffee hour hosts, and ushers offer the welcome that we extend to the seeker, the tourist, the stranger and the worshiper.
In the course of a year, the Cathedral conducts as many as 1,800 services and hosts more than 300,000 worshipers. These daily opportunities for hospitality and welcome underscore the great need for members to extend Christ’s indiscriminate bestowal of light.
Cathedral Greeters are often the first smile a visitor will encounter as he or she walks through the doors; they have a willing heart and help people feel comfortable as they seek the connection that has drawn them in. Greeters work in assigned two- and four-person teams each Sunday morning, welcoming visitors and preparing information tables. Table greeters host the congregation table at Sunday coffee hour, helping visitors and members learn more about congregational life and Cathedral ministries, programs, and events.
Coffee Hour Teams
One of the tangible ways the Cathedral builds community is through Sunday coffee hour. Comprised of four to five people, the coffee teams work once a month and one fifth Sunday a year, for a total of 13 times per year. Two teams per Sunday each cover one morning service. The commitment is two hours per month. Team members are also asked to provide cookies when they serve.
Ushers work for Sunday services, special services, diocesan events, music festivals, concerts, and other special services to greet guests and assist them with seating. During worship services, ushers also collect the offering and direct the congregation to communion. For more information on serving as an usher, visit the volunteer page.