Welcome Ministry

“Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me...”
- Luke 9:47

As followers of Christ, we are all in the hospitality business. At Athens First United Methodist Church, our goal is to make all of our members and guests feel welcome when they walk through our doors. There are many different ways to be involved in the Welcome Ministry of our church.

Stay Informed

The Steeple
We have a large building with many ever-evolving programs. The best source of information is The Steeple weekly newsletter. Upcoming announcements and ways to be involved are shared each week.

Sign up for The Steeple

Take a tour
Even if you have been a member for years, you are encouraged to take our Newcomer Orientation tour and learn more about that is going on in our church. The more we know, the more helpful we are to our guests!

Newcomer Orientation

Serve in Welcome Ministry

Join the Greeter Team
Greeters have the special ability to make everyone feel welcome. Those on the greeter team typically serve twice a year. Greeters arrive to worship services a few minutes early and help direct guests, as well as offering a friendly welcome to all. If you can share a smile, you can be a greeter!

Contact: Erika Bates| | 706-543-1442

Lead Newcomer Orientation
Leading a Newcomer Orientation and tour is a great way to meet and get to know our guests. Tours last roughly 30 minutes and are held at 9:45 and 11:00 a.m. every second Sunday of the month. Tours consist of walking around our building and explaining the different ministries at Athens First United Methodist Church. Before you give a tour, you will receive training from a veteran tour guide.

Contact: Martha Aenchbacher | | 706-543-1442

Additional Welcome Ministry Opportunities:

Greet and Help at Churchwide BBQ
Help with water and set-up at the annual churchwide BBQ.   

Special Events
Let us know if you are available to help greet and serve in different capacities as needs arise.