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Evangelism

Vestry Coordinator: Lorna Worley
Non-Vestry Coordinator: Cindy MacIntyre


Christ commanded His followers to go and make disciples of all the world. The mission of our evangelism program is “to encourage Grace Church members to share their faith in Christ with those who do not know Him, and to welcome those who turn to Grace Church hoping to find Him in our midst.” In furtherance of this mission, the program sponsors several ministries.

Greeters and Newcomers’ Table

Greeters meet and welcome visitors after services, guide them around the church, provide them with information about the parish, introduce them to parishioners, and give them the opportunity to check in with the newcomers' table at coffee hour.  Other volunteers and the clergy stay in contact with visitors via letters, phone calls, email and home visits.

St. Andrew's Guild 

The St. Andrew's Guild seeks to offer a warm welcome to newcomers to Grace and to look after their integration into the life of the church.  The Guild provides welcome folders and name tags, staffs the newcomers' table at coffee hour, makes follow-up calls and sponsors newcomer receptions.  All parishioners are ex-officio members of the Guild when it comes to offering a warm welcome. 

Newcomer Receptions  

Newcomers are invited to brunches, dinners, or receptions after the 5:00 Sunday service during the year to meet the clergy and members of the parish and learn more about Grace. Volunteers host and staff the brunches and dinners.