Worship Ministry

Worship Ministry

The members of the Worship Ministry serve as liaisons between the congregation and the ministerial staff in creating and maintaining the various worship experiences that serve the diverse needs of the Union Church membership. We make every effort to be aware of and responsive to the varying needs of the congregation. Our standing committees (described below) support different aspects of the church’s worship needs from the physical to the spiritual.

How We Serve

Standing Committee Duties

Altar Guild

  • Order poinsettias and lilies for Christmas Eve and Easter, respectively, and coordinate distribution of these plants to shut-ins.
  • Choose banners for display in sanctuary.
  • Select antependia (liturgical cloths hanging from pulpit) to reflect the church year.

Ushers

Greeters

  • Recruit and coordinate greeters for Sunday services.

Communion

  • Prepare elements for communion.
  • Recruit volunteers to serve communion monthly at Sunday services, as well as at other special services throughout the year.

Lay Leaders

  • Secure lay participants for Sunday services as needed.

Sound System

  • Operate sound system for each Sunday service.

Special Programs

  • Coordinate resources for Wednesday evening Lenten services (i.e. ushers, readers, fellowship, etc.) when necessary.
  • Plan and prepare Ash Wednesday “simple suppers.”

Baptisms

  • Affirm each baptism, leading the congregation in a promissory pledge to the child and presenting a baptismal certificate and symbolic candle to the parents.

Communication

  • Inform congregation via The Good News of decisions relating to worship and upcoming worship–related events.