The ministry of the usher goes far beyond opening a door. The purpose of an usher is to represent Christ to all that come to worship at the church. In a sense, they serve as the host of the building in which believers and strangers gather to seek God. This purpose alone expresses the privilege and responsibility that falls to a church usher.
Arrive early for worship service (30 minutes prior to starting time is
- Make sure that all appropriate doors are opened and lights are turned on and check the rest-room facilities for cleanliness.
- If necessary, sweep or clean entrance ways and check thermostat settings for appropriate cooling heating.
- If necessary, pick up any trash on church pews and straighten hymnal rack materials.
- Make sure bulletins, offering plates, guest cards, and other needed materials are ready and available. Be clear on the order of worship.
- As guests arrive, greet them with a smile and a warm word of welcome. Introduce yourself. Assist people with information, materials, and seating as needed.
- During service be aware of needs and move to meet such needs appropriately.
Assist in the gathering offerings during service. No usher should ever be left alone when the offering is being taken.
- Assure that small children do not enter restrooms unattended without parents.
Concentrate on the worship service and participate appropriately.
- After the service, open doors and assist people as needed for departing.
When people have left, check thermostats again, close doors, turn off lights, pick up clutter, and ask questions if needed about the next service.
- Enlist personnel to serve as ushers.
- Develop plans for handling emergencies and interruptions during the service.
- Develop plans for security of buildings, grounds and parking areas during
services. Meeting: 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
President: Sis. Lavern Anderson
Vice-President: Sis. Patricia King
Junior President: Sis. Lavern Anderson
Junior-Vice President: Sis. Odessa Currie