Hospitality Ministry


The mission of the hospitality ministry at Athens First United Methodist is to provide a welcoming environment of love, acceptance, comfort, support, and care, for visitors, members, guests, and friends in order to enhance their worship experience, encourage fellowship, and help build a community of believers. Our Hospitality Ministry consists of Ushers, Greeters, and those in Food Service (meals & refreshments).


The Hospitality Ministry serves to reflect the love of Christ through expressions of gratitude, excitement, and enthusiasm, to:

  1. Create an inviting environment during our services and special events that are:

    • Welcoming

    • Hospitable

    • Friendly

    • Organized

    • Disciplined

  2. Create a sense of belonging by making sure every visitor, member, and guest feels special and welcome in our church home.

  3. Decrease the amount of stress, anxiety, fear, and confusion for our visitors and guests.