Closing Usher

Closing Usher

CLOSING USHER

 

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

 

The closing usher will remain in the foyer while the opening usher and counting usher check the attendance.

 

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES

 

  • Close the doors to the auditorium as soon as the worship service begins at 10:00 a.m.
  • Seat latecomers at appropriate intervals during the worship service.
  • Help serve communion and offering from the rear of the auditorium.
  • Help counting usher count contribution. Use the Conference Room to count money for safety reasons.
  • Open doors to the auditorium after the closing prayer.
  • Close the building by following the steps listed below under “CLOSING THE BUILDING ALL SERVICES”.

 

SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP SERVICES

 

  • Close the doors to the auditorium as soon as the worship service begins at 6:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m.
  • Seat latecomers at convenient intervals of the worship service.
  • Open the doors to the auditorium after the closing prayer.
  • During the last song, pick up the attendance cards in the auditorium and put them in Nancy’s mailbox in the Member’s Work Area in the Wing. (Note: We are currently not doing attendance this way).
  • Close the building by following the steps listed below under “CLOSING THE BUILDING ALL SERVICES”.

 

CLOSING THE BUILDING ALL SERVICES

 

Close the building by following these steps:

 

  • Turn off all lights in the basement, making sure to push against the outside doors in the Fellowship Room and the outside doors in the back hallway.
  • Turn off all lights in the Wing upstairs, checking the outside door in the back hallway near the library. Make sure the white dot on the door latch shows completely.
  • Lock the outside door at the receptionist/secretary’s desk and turn off the lights in the work area.
  • Check the outside door at the front of the auditorium (funeral door) and lights in the two rooms at the front of the auditorium (dressing rooms for baptistery).
  • Turn off the lights in the auditorium and lock the doors.
  • Check the upstairs area (near the sound booth) to be sure lights are off.
  • Turn off all lights and lock both outside doors to the foyer. You may want to leave these lights on if there is a meeting going on but go ahead and lock the doors.
  • Turn outside porch lights off (at front and side).

 

NOTES FOR ALL USHERS:

 

  • Children leaving the worship service must not be allowed to disturb worship. Ushers should check on any child that goes to the basement and does not return within a reasonable time.
  • Ushers are to greet churchgoers as they arrive at front and side doors.
  • The foyer should never be left unattended.
  • The ushers are not responsible for cleaning the communion trays after the morning services.
  • Answer telephone in foyer to give directions, leave messages for members, etc.