They are men and women who are instrumental in making certain that church functions, whether they be liturgy, sacraments or interfaith events are celebrated in an inviting and safe environment. Ushers greet people as they arrive, assist anyone who might need help, collect the offering, and aid latecomers in finding a seat.
Church ushers are well versed in emergency procedures. In case of an emergency, the ushers will take the lead in getting people to safety in an orderly manner.
Although the position of “usher” is not mentioned in the Bible, ushers provide an invaluable service. In many ways, the ushers are the “face” of the church, the first ones that people see when they arrive and the last ones they see as they leave. It is important that an usher be friendly, honest, and willing to serve. It is an honorable position in the church, requiring integrity, cordiality, and wisdom.
If you are interested in becoming an Usher, email John Whitfield.