Stewardship Welcoming Committee

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2

The Welcoming Committee wants to encourage new people and visitors to learn about Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL and to feel at home in our church, in the fellowship hour, and in the many other activities that comprise our parish life. The ultimate purpose of this committee is to actively invite our fellow Orthodox Christians in our community to worship with us, that we greet them warmly, welcome all who enter our doors, offer a place to serve in ministry, and make all feel included.  Our goal is to create an experience that is both spiritual and familial, leading them to further serve Christ and others. If you are outgoing, friendly and have a love of our Church, then this is the place for you!  We need many volunteers to help each week greeting our newcomers and making introductions.    We have a team of at least three people each Sunday to serve on a rotating basis as greeters and as ambassadors in the church and in the Kourmolis Center during coffee hour.  We also have a team to make follow up phone calls to our new potential church members to give them a personal, immediate connection with our parish community. If you are interested in joining this rewarding ministry, please contact Maria Xenick at