One of my people reported her sense that some of our older parishioners–men mainly–seemed less comfortable with a woman holding the door for them.
A person who senses this (and I’d be inclined to trust this perceptive woman’s insight) might be able to tell if door-opening was welcomed or not. But that input surprised me a bit. My inclination is to be sensitive to what puts an incoming parishioner or visitor at ease. The church door is not the optimal locus to battle the sexes.
What do you think? Do you have people–ushers, greeters, hospitality folk, or even staff members greeting people outside the doors? And if so, has any reader encountered feedback along these lines?