“As part of the Elementary Welcome Team. I have always loved hanging out with kids and I have to admit I truly enjoy greeting them each Sunday.
There is something wonderful about being able to connect even briefly with each child and parent. Seeing their faces light up when you greet them by name, brings joy to my heart and I think it makes them feel like they matter [even the parents]. Some kids don’t like to chat [perhaps that’s because their mouth is full of bagels and cream cheese] but that is okay—a smile from them makes my morning just as well.
Going to a church as large as ours, I think having people who are committed each week brings consistency which breeds community in an otherwise “overwhelming” experience to our Elementary students. I enjoy my Sunday mornings and the blessing it brings me to know that in some small, tangible way I am making a difference.”