Welcoming newcomers to church

EMBRACE welcome posterThe EMBRACE charity in Northern Ireland has produced resources that are applicable and reusable across the UK and Ireland.

They have drawn up a toolkit with ideas and guidance for churches who want to welcome newcomers. It is designed with the particular needs of people from other nations, cultures, languages and ethnicities, though some ideas will be relevant to anyone new to the area and church.

A poster proclaiming ‘Welcome’ in nearly thirty languages.

A booklet with commonly used words and phrases of greeting in 20 languages (Arabic, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Czech, Farsi, Filipino, French, Hindi, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Tetum).

EMBRACE Welcome booklet coverEMBRACE Welcome ArabicEMBRACE Welcome Farsi