Sis. Andrea Candace Tyner- Usher Board Assistant
The usher board consist of women and men who have so organized and dedicated themselves as a unit. This is one of the major units of the church.The usher plays the role of a silent evangelist. The usher is first impression of the service. No matter how well the choir sings, or how inspiring the message, if an attendant has been insulted by an usher, it unfits him for the worship service.
The responsibility of the usher board is unique within itself. The major concern is to meet the people at the door with a smile and reassure them that they are in the Lord's house. See that they are properly seated and if a program or bulletin is prepared, make sure that they have one. The beauty of the Lord's house is its order and much of this will depend upon an efficient usher board. This unit operates a local, district, state and national level and should be on hand at all services, meetings and conventions.
The organization of the usher board should be regardless of the level: president, vice president, secretary, assistant secretary, treasurer, and chaplain. Other officers may be added as deemed necessary by the presiding officer.
Great accomplishments have been made through the usher board, and to this funds are essential. The following are some fundraising suggestions:
d. Rummage sales
g. Usher training classes (non-fund raising)
Taken in part from The Women's Handbook C.O.G.I.C. - Revised Edition 1989