The Ushers’ Guild has been serving Covenant since the 1930’s. In the beginning, the uniform was formal pants, vest, and a coat with tails, along with a military precision in all aspects. It was an all male organization which was typical of the times. About twenty years ago, women were finally admitted to the Usher’s Guild, again typical of the times. Over the years, the uniform has changed to a more informal dress, sports coat and pants along with matching neckties. We have set up a picture display in Art Gallery hall of the ushers over the years, including an actual uniform of Donald Burton’s from the 1930’s.
Here we are in 2017 dealing with dwindling numbers of ushers, due to several reasons, aging population, retirements, and more travelling. We have been unable to recruit new members, and, after much discussion, we have decided to disband the official Ushers’ Guild.
The new ushers will be made up of all members of the congregation willing to volunteer a few times a year. The dress code will be informal, whatever you wear to church these days. We will need four ushers every week. We encourage families, youth, board members, and any other congregation members willing to help. Duties include handing out bulletins at all entrances, collecting the offering, and most importantly, greeting people coming to Covenant. There will always be two retired Guild members available for instruction, emergencies, counting attendance, and taking the offering to the office safe. Dale Sweet 898-3417 and Allen Sheasley 866-0425 will be signing up ushers, please let them know if you are interested.