Welcome Ministries

One of the ways that we can all get involved in the life of our church is to volunteer to help with some of the many rotas that we operate on a weekly basis. Being on the Welcome Ministry rotas is about so much more than taking your turn – we believe that it is an essential ministry in the church and a chance to reflect our Christian calling.


 

Welcome Lead

What is it?

Opens up at 10am and locks up after teas and coffees.

Responsible for making sure that everyone on ‘rotas’ has turned up and knows that hey are ‘on’. Fill any gaps that arise. Welcome Lead is also the 2nd Inner Welcome person, so greets people as they come into church, standing with the other person on Inner Welcome. Sits in the coffee area during the service to welcome any latecomers or direct folk to toilet etc. Be around the vestibule area when folk leave, saying a cheerio.

Who can do it?

Cheery, welcoming and engaging qualities are best.

More information

Speak to Dan Docwra, Session Clerk

Welcome Team

What is it?

You will be sharing this role with the Welcome Lead person.

Welcome people as they arrive inside the church. Be on the lookout for visitors and make sure that they get a blue (winter) or yellow (summer) information sheet and a friendly chat. Hand out Bulletins. Try to encourage people to sit towards the front if possible. This role finishes during the service Welcome (only the Welcome Lead remains at the back)

Who can do it?

Cheery, welcoming personalities needed!

More Information

Speak to any of the Welcome Team

Audio Visual Desk

What is it?

Turn up 30 minutes before the service to prepare the audio visual kit – make sure that the slides have synced properly, start the intro loop and check that it links properly to the main slides. Operate the desk during the service. Test and operate the cameras, check Zoom sound…

Who can do it?

You need to be comfortable using the technology to do this – but it’s not difficult.

More Information

Speak to Chas Macintosh – more details here

Teas and Coffees

What is it?

Prepare the coffee area before the service. Serve teas and coffees after the service. Clear away when people are gone.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to any of the welcome team

Creche

What is it?

Look after pre-school children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church.

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with young children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

Kid’s Activities

What is it?

Look after school-age children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church. There is usually an activity to be run during this time

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

….more to come

Teas and Coffees

What is it?

Prepare the coffee area before the service. Serve teas and coffees after the service. Clear away when people are gone.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to any of the welcome team

Reader

What is it?

Read the lesson from the lectern or Zoom.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to Norman or David

 

Welcome Lead

What is it?

Responsible for making sure that everyone on ‘rotas’ has turned up and knows that hey are ‘on’. Fill any gaps that arise. Welcome Lead is also the 2nd Inner Welcome person, so greets people as they come into church, standing with the other person on Inner Welcome. Sits in the coffee area during the service to welcome any latecomers or direct folk to toilet etc. Be around the vestibule area when folk leave, saying a cheerio.

Who can do it?

Cheery, welcoming and engaging qualities are best.

More information

Speak to Chas Macintosh

Welcome Team

What is it?

You will be sharing this role with the Welcome Lead person.

Welcome people as they arrive inside the church. Be on the lookout for visitors and make sure that they get a blue (winter) or yellow (summer) information sheet and a friendly chat. Hand out Bulletins. Try to encourage people to sit towards the front if possible. This role finishes during the service Welcome (only the Welcome Lead remains at the back)

Who can do it?

Cheery, welcoming personalities needed!

More Information

Speak to any of the Welcome Team

Audio Visual Desk

What is it?

Turn up 30 minutes before the service to prepare the audio visual kit – make sure that the slides have synced properly, start the intro loop and check that it links properly to the main slides. Operate the desk during the service. Test and operate the cameras, check Zoom sound…

Who can do it?

You need to be comfortable using the technology to do this – but it’s not difficult.

More Information

Speak to Chas Macintosh – more details here

Teas and Coffees

What is it?

Prepare the coffee area before the service. Serve teas and coffees after the service. Clear away when people are gone.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to any of the welcome team

Creche

What is it?

Look after pre-school children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church.

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with young children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

Kid’s Activities

What is it?

Look after school-age children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church. There is usually an activity to be run during this time

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

….more to come

Teas and Coffees

What is it?

Prepare the coffee area before the service. Serve teas and coffees after the service. Clear away when people are gone.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to any of the welcome team

Creche

What is it?

Look after pre-school children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church.

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with young children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

Kid’s Activities

What is it?

Look after school-age children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church. There is usually an activity to be run during this time

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

….more to come

Reader

What is it?

Read the lesson from the lectern

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to Norman or David

Count Leader

What is it?

Responsible for counting and reconciling all monies taken in and dispersed, working closely with the Treasurer after the service on Sundays.

Who can do it?

You need a head for figures and the ability to get on well with people.

More information

Speak to Alan Summers

Offering

What is it?

Take the offering with one other during the service. Take the offering plates through to ‘the count’ after the service and help count monies.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to Alan Summers

Sound Desk

What is it?

Turn up 30 minutes before the service to prepare the audio visual kit – make sure that the slides have synced properly, start the intro loop and check that it links properly to the main slides. Operate the desk during the service.

Who can do it?

You need to be comfortable using the technology to do this – but it’s not difficult.

More Information

Speak to Chas Macintosh – more details here

Teas and Coffees

What is it?

Prepare the coffee area before the service. Serve teas and coffees after the service. Clear away when people are gone.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to any of the welcome team

Creche

What is it?

Look after pre-school children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church.

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with young children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

Kid’s Activities

What is it?

Look after school-age children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church. There is usually an activity to be run during this time

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

….more to come

Creche

What is it?

Look after pre-school children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church.

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with young children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

Kid’s Activities

What is it?

Look after school-age children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church. There is usually an activity to be run during this time

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

….more to come

Beadle – or Church Officer

What is it?

Open up the church before the service. Lock up after everyone is gone.

Who can do it?

Anyone can volunteer to go on the Beadle Rota – currently Beadles are scheduled every 8 weeks or so.

More information

Speak to any of the Welcome Team or see this page

 

Offering

What is it?

Take the offering with one other during the service. Take the offering plates through to ‘the count’ after the service and help count monies.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to Alan Summers

Sound Desk

What is it?

Turn up 30 minutes before the service to prepare the audio visual kit – make sure that the slides have synced properly, start the intro loop and check that it links properly to the main slides. Operate the desk during the service.

Who can do it?

You need to be comfortable using the technology to do this – but it’s not difficult.

More Information

Speak to Chas Macintosh – more details here

Teas and Coffees

What is it?

Prepare the coffee area before the service. Serve teas and coffees after the service. Clear away when people are gone.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to any of the welcome team

Creche

What is it?

Look after pre-school children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church.

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with young children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

Kid’s Activities

What is it?

Look after school-age children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church. There is usually an activity to be run during this time

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

….more to come

Front Welcome

What is it?

Welcome everyone from the front at the start of the service and invite them to welcome each other by standing up and circulating with ‘the peace’ for a couple of minutes.

Bring attention to any important notices in the bulletin, usually highlighted on page 2 of the Bulletin under ‘Call to Action’, or ones that have not made it into the bulletin. 

Invite the Beadle to bring in the Bible

Introduce the first hymn.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to Norman

Count Leader

What is it?

Responsible for counting and reconciling all monies taken in and dispersed, working closely with the Treasurer after the service on Sundays.

Who can do it?

You need a head for figures and the ability to get on well with people.

More information

Speak to Alan Summers

Offering

What is it?

Take the offering with one other during the service. Take the offering plates through to ‘the count’ after the service and help count monies.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to Alan Summers

Sound Desk

What is it?

Turn up 30 minutes before the service to prepare the audio visual kit – make sure that the slides have synced properly, start the intro loop and check that it links properly to the main slides. Operate the desk during the service.

Who can do it?

You need to be comfortable using the technology to do this – but it’s not difficult.

More Information

Speak to Chas Macintosh – more details here

Teas and Coffees

What is it?

Prepare the coffee area before the service. Serve teas and coffees after the service. Clear away when people are gone.

Who can do it?

Anyone

More Information

Speak to any of the welcome team

Creche

What is it?

Look after pre-school children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church.

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with young children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

Kid’s Activities

What is it?

Look after school-age children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church. There is usually an activity to be run during this time

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie

….more to come

Kid’s Activities

What is it?

Look after school-age children during the sermon in the coffee and play area at the back of the church. There is usually an activity to be run during this time

Who can do it?

Anyone who gets on well with children – note that this role requires a PVG certificate which we can arrange.

More Information

Speak to David Moodie