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Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Black Church New Usher New Look!

I visited a church today were the Usher Board was dressed in an unusual way. they were wearing uniforms similar to the pic below.





I thought it was some what different I have never seen Ushers dress in this way. I am more used to seeing ushers in white dress and white shoes or black and white.

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Me myself I like to see uniform in church. It's just something about it. To see this early on Sunday morning and see a warm smile you can't help but feel welcome.



We all have visited churches were the ushers look like they have been sucking on lemons the night before. If you were welcome at the door with a smile and a nice uniform would you feel better even if that was not the case?
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  1. No matter what the ushers are wearing (clean and presentable) they should always be smiling and polite. In some cases they may be the first piece of Jesus that someone gets. They are ushering people into the presence of the Most High, they should act like it! A smile makes a big difference.

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  2. Regina thanks for your comment. I agree 100%. But all have been greeted by ushers who act like they don't want to be there in other words rude.

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  3. Just the right mix of neat and clean, NOT too much smiling (makes me suspicious .. lol)

    On that uniform ... it it looks like a Flight Attendant suit. Are we flying to Heaven?

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  4. I also like uniforms in church. At my church the ushers and greeters where red, purple, white, and black. They alternate the colors depending upon the Sunday. They don't have the exact same outfit, just matching colors.

    As for mean/rude ushers, I think a friendly personality and a smile should be the main qualifications of an usher. We are taught that when you come to serve on a ministry in the House of God. You should leave all your " emotional baggage" outside when you are serving or if you are going through something at that time and you can't give God 100% your best that day let someone know so that you can be replaced at that time and be ministered to yourself during the service.

    I agree with Regina... usually an usher is "the first piece of JESUS" someone will see coming into the church and a friendly smile can make a difference. It can set the tone for that persons worship experience. We never know what someone has been/is going through. That smile could make or break someone.

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  5. On the Uniform side, decent and in order. On the ushering side (yeah some of my people pronounce it ersher)I believe the individual has to be positive. Smiling sometimes is good, I believe being polite, upbeat, and having some relief from time to time doesn't hurt either. I used to usher back in the day before I got into ministry.

    Basically, it was a small church in the African American context that needed more males to usher at the time. God used me to actually get more male adults involved.

    There's also a need for the usher to keep it godly. There are times when ushers are literally out front, depending on the church and pastor. I've seen good and bad. So, there's a need for godliness in the individual's life.

    If the inner spirit is right, and built up, then the right conduct outwardly will shine; smiles, proper greeting, keeping things orderly, handling emergencies.

    I like the fact that the photo showed someone that appeared to be conservatively dressed.

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  6. To Soul Theologian: You present some valid points. You stated, "I used to usher back in the day before I got into ministry." May I remind you that ushering is a ministry and very much a part of God's plan as we keep order in the church and as well minister to the various needs of people. The criteria to serve in ministry as an usher is much the same as a minister of the gospel, i.e., pastor, preachers, evangelists, etc. We must all be holy, pleasing unto God, blameless and filled with the spirit of God.

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  7. I'm a fashionista so I love it...as long as everybody could easily afford the out-fit. I have visited many churches in my life time and I can honestly say that, they type of outfit the usher wore was the least of their problem. In fact in many cases the out-fit fit the personality perfectly...boring, cold and unkind..

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  8. Neecy I agree with you. I like the outfit. I would get one in white, black and red. I also agree with Marilyn ushering is a ministry and we are all called to serve in some way. God created all of us to with a purpose and that's to Glorify Him!...Amen

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  9. I'm a church usher and that is not an outfit that we would ever get. Our goal is to serve the congregation during service, make sure that everyone has the best possible worship experience and maintain order in the service. We are not there to be fashionable or a distraction during service. We do a lot of standing so our attire and shoes are comfortable and very professional.

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  10. "We all have visted churches were the ushers look like they have been sucking on lemons the night before."

    Oh yes, this is true!!

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  11. To Soul Theologian: You present some valid points. You stated, "I used to usher back in the day before I got into ministry." May I remind you that ushering is a ministry and very much a part of God's plan as we keep order in the church and as well minister to the various needs of people. The criteria to serve in ministry as an usher is much the same as a minister of the gospel, i.e., pastor, preachers, evangelists, etc. We must all be holy, pleasing unto God, blameless and filled with the spirit of God.

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  12. I'm a fashionista so I love it...as long as everybody could easily afford the out-fit. I have visited many churches in my life time and I can honestly say that, they type of outfit the usher wore was the least of their problem. In fact in many cases the out-fit fit the personality perfectly...boring, cold and unkind..

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  13. "We all have visted churches were the ushers look like they have been sucking on lemons the night before."

    Oh yes, this is true!!

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