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Rainbow Service Teams 

Service Teams, now called Rainbow Teams, are taking up some of their Sunday morning roles at St. Matthew's, though we cannot yet return to coffee hour after the service.  The duties are:

  • Greet worshipers in the narthex and invite them to use hand sanitizer and sign-in for COVID contact tracing

  • Make sure all in-person worshipers are fully vaccinated.

  • Usher people to their seats

  • Make sure people wear their masks at all times and sit at least 6 feet apart from non-family members

  • Encourage everyone to leave the sanctuary after the service through the west Narthex doors where we can more safely visit with one another outside on the patio, sidewalk or in the garden.

Service teams have helped build new friendships within the community of faith and with the Rainbow Team concept they take on a further role, checking in with others on their team if they don't appear in church. People who normally didn’t make contact on a Sunday morning are now talking on a regular basis and developing wonderfully rich relationships. If you are new to St. Matthew's, please do ask to join a service team. The duties are light, but it's a great way to get to know people.


Rainbow Teams do not have leaders.  There is no one person on each team responsible to make sure the tasks are done.  It is equally the responsibility of all members of the Team to know when their Team is on duty and to contact the others to plan out who is going to take on what task. As of Nov. 14, they are each assigned a colour:

Team 1 - RED
Team 2 - ORANGE

Team 3 - YELLOW 

Team 4 - GREEN
Team 5 - BLUE
Team 6 - PURPLE

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