Crows Nest Uniting Church

The Ministry of Welcoming



What needs to be done…

  • Arrive 30 minutes before the worship service begins.

  • Turn lights on (top switch inside front porch, 2 banks of switches at the back of the church, and one on the right wall nr the front, as well as toilet lights and three switches opposite stairs.)

  • Open windows, switch fans or heaters on, according to the weather and season

  • Make sure the hymn/song numbers are on the hymn board and that the offertory plates are on the communion table. (They are sometimes to be found in the vestry cupboard.)

  • Put a glass of fresh water on the communion table and refill flasks on the table in the front porch
  • Insert copies of the Order of Service, the Notices and any other sheets into the hymn book, Together in Song (TiS), and place these on the table ready to hand out.

  • Warmly greet worshippers. (If they are newcomers, please give them a ‘Spirited Community’ leaflet, which are found in the display cabinet with the hymn books.)

  • NB: After worship begins shut the church front door, which exits to the ramp, and shut, but don’t bolt, the double doors leading into the porch from the cloisters. (This stops any young children inadvertently getting out of the church during Kids Alive.)

  • Take up the offering during worship and process to the front for the offertory prayer.

  • After worship, put copies of TiS into cabinet and leave any leftover notices, etc on table for recycling. (Check pews for any remaining books.) Return name tags to the board in the porch. Close windows, turn off fans/heaters, empty baptismal font and turn off lights.

  • Please arrange a swap if you can’t come on your rostered day, or contact Joyce, the office administrator.

Many thanks for offering your gifts in this ministry!
Your contribution and time is appreciated.

updated 27/7/14)