…I was a stranger and you welcomed me…Matthew 25:35
Ushers Duties include checking the setup of the sanctuary: ensure the offering plates are in the front of the church, and all the chairs are in order. Ushers should greet people, hand out bulletins, help visitors find seats, and help in collecting the tithes and offerings. On Communion Sunday’s be sure to prepare and properly set-up the elements and make sure they are cleaned and put away properly afterwards. Following the service straighten chairs, and pick-up trash. Usher duty is a great opportunity to meet the other members of the church body, and help visitors feel welcome at Sycamore.
First impressions are long lasting. The Greeter’s duty is to ensure these first impressions are as loving as Christ would desire them to be. The main jobs would include looking for ways to be helpful and steer visitors to our welcome table for directions to the nursery, classrooms, etc. Please engage with visitors as though you were welcoming your extended family to Sycamore!