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Volunteers needed

posted May 30, 2011, 8:10 AM by Web Admin
We urgently need volunteers to act as ushers, tabulators and altar guild workers and to help set up and take down the sanctuary.

Please speak with either Peter Moeller or David MacDougall if you want to volunteer.

SETUP: Involves arriving at the building no later than 8:30 a.m. to take the altar, banners and other items out of our storage closet and set them all up in the sanctuary.  Also involves moving some furniture. Some heavy lifting is required. Tables and chairs also need to be set up in the fellowship hall or Sunday school area.

TAKE-DOWN: There are two phases of take-down. The first involves remaining after the church service ends to remove our furnishings from the sanctuary and to put the SDA furniture back as it was. The second phase involves remaining after Sunday School to assist with taking down the refreshments area and packing up, removing the items from the Sunday School area.

USHERS arrive well before the church service begins and assist members and guests as they come in. Ushers also  collect the offering and direct communicants to the Lord's Table during Communion services.

TABULATORS remain after the service ends to count and tally the offerings received.

ALTAR GUILD workers reverently attend to the altar, lectionary and pulpit, draping them with the appropriate linens and paraments and setting up and maintaining the chalice and other items for Holy Communion. Someone needs to arrive about 8:45 a.m. to set up and someone needs to remain after the service to take things down. On Communion Sundays, there is extra work during both setup and cleanup.