A church should be a place of warmth and fellowship, and a place where even the newest member or the latest visitor feels welcome and at home. Is this true in your church? Simply attending a worship service doesn’t automatically mean closer relationships with others.
If you are an “old-timer” in your church, go out of your way to welcome visitors and new members. And if you are a visitor or new member, make a special effort to get to know people. Find out what activities the church offers for spiritual growth.
[You are] fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day