The Hospitality Team is a terrific way to serve the church which provides us with so very much. Volunteers give just a few minutes of time each week and are rewarded by making new friends and visiting with old ones. We are truly blessed to have so many dedicated people who serve by offering a warm welcome to members and guests who enter our doors. Anyone who has an interest in volunteering to serve in the Hospitality Ministry should contact Pastor Holly Bandel or 972-529-5601 ext. 325, to find a role to fit your interests and time requirements. Click here to learn more!
Areas In Which to Serve
The first impression a visitor receives when entering the doors of Stonebridge UMC is a greeting by volunteers from the Hospitality Team. Greeters provide a warm welcome to our church and also provide directions to the worship services, child care, and adult and children Sunday school rooms. The only qualification to be a Greeter is a friendly smile!
Information is available at the Information Desk in the Celebration Hall foyer at the visitors' entrance and at the entrance to The Bridge worship service in the Robertson Activity Center (RAC). Volunteers are available before and after worship services to provide information about our programs and ministries and to assist with campus directions. Information about Sunday school classes and Small Groups, various newsletters and brochures explaining current ministries and events, and sign-up sheets, are available. These materials help inform our members and guests of the many ways to become active in our dynamic and growing faith church.
Ushers greet guests and offer worship guides to those entering worship services. They assist with seating, help those with special needs, and collect the offerings during services. Ushers play an important role in making everyone feel welcome and comfortable so that they can truly benefit from the experience of group worship.
Other areas of Hospitality include: those who manage the connection pads; those who post the attendance in the church database; those who contact Sunday visitors with personal phone calls; those who act as ambassadors during busy times by directing visitors to classrooms and other areas; and parking lot attendants who assist with heavy traffic and keep things running smoothly during the busy holidays.