giveaway, especially in July. Their eyes show the fear and anxiety that we all felt. Sure, we made it, and so can they.
I remember the elder who first said those magical words to me -- those two simple words -- "Welcome Home." The warmth and safety those words held were immense. I felt that my body was huge, and I was embarrassed
in a room full of people who looked very similar to me...but my eyes could not see that. They were filled with tears because of those two words. Welcome home. Whoever that person was, I have two words for
you, "Thank you."
What can you do to make a newcomer feel welcome to your meeting? Let us not forget that all-important first hug. I remember mine; do you remember yours? It felt good, I'll bet. So welcome the newcomer and
let them know they are home.
***How do you do your part to welcome newcomers into our fellowship?