When a person steps into a church for the first time he or she evaluates the atmosphere. The question, “Will they accept me,” is one that races through the first-time visitor’s mind. The newcomer will quickly come to some conclusions during the first few minutes. First impressions are often lasting impressions. Consequently, the ministry of greeting is one of the most important things that happen in any Church. A greeter’s role is to impress the love found in the rest of the body of Christ, performing a major role in ensuring that people see and experience the love of Christ at Timberwood Church.
The Timberwood Hospitality ministry of women and men prepare and serve food and drink throughout the year in many different settings.
On Sundays, a continental breakfast of coffee and freshly baked goods is provided between services. Events include, dinners for the Vacation Bible School volunteers and their families, the Progressive Dinner, and a Baptism lunch. Fall Programming is kicked off with a picnic dinner, and November’s Thanksgiving service begins with pie, potluck style. Special meetings and funerals are prepared on an as need basis.
This ministry loves to serve our God and provide the opportunity for fellowship to many.
The intent of Timberwood’s Usher Ministry is to share Jesus Christ by being of assistance to fellow worshipers, and fostering a positive worship experience. Ushering has a significant role during the church worship service. Because of its high visibility, the Usher Ministry conveys Christ’s love and Timberwood’s hospitality to all who enter the worship space. The Usher Ministry is organized to accommodate the desires of those who want to serve the church. The team includes an Usher Coordinator who schedules the Lead Ushers and conducts training, Lead Ushers who organize and lead the team of Ushers for each service, and the Ushers themselves. All who wish to serve in this way are encouraged to join the Usher Ministry Team.
Every Monday and Friday morning a team of people assemble to take care of the “behind the scenes work.” This unique group of individuals also has a great time together. After cleaning, they enjoy coffee, donuts, and conversation with one another. This very important ministry is always looking for more volunteers.