How can I make new people feel welcome even though I'm really shy?
like at school and church? :)
This is hard especially for shy people, but go out of your comfort zone and make a conversation with the new people. Ask where they went before. Ask their interests. :)
smiles work wonders. True smiles.
Have SWAG in other words be yourself ;)
you sound like me. dress nicely and try to talk about anything to them.
if you are in a small group of your acquaintances just small talk and have a little smile
Smile and make small talk it works for me and now I feel comfortable with almost anyone.