In another thread - about the order of worship - a couple people mentioned they have "meet & greet" time. This is one of my pet peeves. Over the years, I find this to be a very hypocritical time. The pastor announces - lets greet one another and especially our visitors! So the folks in my immediate vicinity will turn around and say "We are so glad to meet you and have you in our service" BUT after the service - very infrequently do the members re-greet the visitors. Sure the church officially says we are a friendly church - and they are very friendly - to those in their cliques. Over the years, I visited scores of churches - and have found this to be true of the majority of churches I have visited. In fact, when I worked at a radio station - I had a show and this subject came up one night. I then ventured on a mission. I started to visit area churches incognito - and over 50 churches I attended - only 5 passed shows "Friendly Church Program". BTW - all 5 passing churches were liberal. What I found was that the bigger the church the less friendly it was. In these large churches (300+) it was not unusual for no more than one or two people to truly greet me (outside of the M&G time). BTW, I am not one to run out to the parking lot - actually, I like to read the bulletin board.