Traditional Worship Usher Schedule

Rev. Seth O’Kegley-Gibson, staff liaison; Lois Withrow, 8:45 lead usher; Jay Jellison, 11 lead usher.

8:45 Traditional Worship

Red Team- January, April, July, October

Bob Schultz, captain and offering officer

Bob and/or Maxine Schultzmaxbob38@comcast.net865-482-0080
Keys and/or Melanie Fillauerwkfillauer@comcast.net865-719-2627

Blue Team- February, May, August, November

Gerald Boyd, captain and offering officer

Gerald Boydgboyd329@comcast.net865-220-9051
John Caughmanjjcaughman@comcast.net865-482-9319
Ruthie and/or Stephen 

Green Team- March, June, September, December

Lois Withrow, captain and offering officer

Lois and/or Steve Withrowloiswithrow@gmail.com865-483-4427
Dick Davisricharddavis06@comcast.net865-314-1313
Rudy Weigelrcweigel@comcast.net865-481-8108

Available Substitutes (for any Sunday)

Gerald & BJ Boyd

John Caughman

Dick Davis

Keys & Melanie Fillauer

Stephen & Ruthie Gordon

11 Traditional Worship

Red Team- January, April, July, October

Jane Grossbeck, captain and offering officer

Martin and/or Jane Grossbeckmlgro@comcast.net865-483-1446
Ted Willgrubstmwillgrubs@att.net865-425-7605

Blue Team- February, May, August, November

Judy Smith, captain and offering officer

Judy and/or George Smithyahyahjude@yahoo.com865-483-3684
John Yarbroughyarb2.jl@gmail.com865-927-0430
Princess Haasprincesshaas44@gmail.com865-539-0388

Green Team- March, June, September, December

Jay Jellison, captain and offering officer

Jay Jellisonjayjellison@gmail.com865-483-4427
Ben and/or Mallory Vaigneur (June) 

Available Substitutes (for any Sunday)

Princess Haas

Martin & Jane Grossbeck

John Yarbrough

Ted WIllgrubs (occasionally)

Gerald Boyd (occasionally)

Traditional Usher Duties (for stage two of pandemic reopening protocol)

Please arrive no less than 20 minutes before the service is scheduled to begin. If bulletins aren’t laid out, please use the long rectangular tables to lay out bulletins in a way that persons can grab one without touching the rest.

During phase 2 of our pandemic protocols, our role as ushers is a welcoming and friendly front to the masked-up personnel in the worship services. When congregants arrive, please welcome them and point them toward the bulletins that will be laid out in the Narthex. If they are unmasked, offer them a disposable mask and politely remind them that it is required by the Church Council of FUMCOR that all participants are fully masked when inside the church building. If they continue to refuse, please get one of the pastors who will be floating outside the Nave (sanctuary).​

Once the worship service begins, please send one person to walk through the basement level of the building and the main hallway on the second floor to check to make sure everything is okay. If you feel like you need to walk the parking lot once during the service, that is certainly okay too. Offering plates will be in the Narthex for congregants to use for checks and cash. Please try and keep an eye on the money during and after the service. An offering captain will gather the money. 

During the service, please count the number of persons in the worship space. Please fill out the small usher report that is in the top left drawer of the usher stand. It will need to know the number of congregants, clergy, and choir.

Please prop the doors open before and toward the end of the service so congregants can enter and leave without touching the doors. Congregants can take the bulletins home or recycle them in the large recycling bins near the doors, but we are not taking them back at this time.

Our offering officers (noted with an asterisk) secure offering gifts in the appropriately marked bank bag (which can be picked up each Sunday morning from the BLUE BIN outside the front office).  The officer should fill in a “Chain of Custody” form, also found in the blue bin, and have someone witness the securing of the funds.  Include the “chain of custody” form inside the offering bag, then zipper and lock the bag making sure it is fully closed and locked, removing the key, and dropping it in the “Upper Room” change box in the narthex.  Then roll the bag of secured funds into the safe in Kathy’s office – on the 1st floor, room 111 – down the hallway before the Keystone area.  The safe is in the back, right corner of her office. Her office door should be unlocked each Sunday morning.

Communion offering is taken up every FIRST Sunday of each month. Generally, there are separate collection plates at the front of the worship space where these offerings can be dropped as communion is being served.  There are also separate zippered bank bags that are labeled in the blue bins near the front office for those gifts received.  On the first Sunday of each month, the communion offering should be put in the appropriately marked zippered bag then drop that bag down inside the regular offering bag, unless it is too big to fit.  They can both be “rolled” into the safe in the Finance office for counting on Monday morning.

Before leaving, please walk through the Nave and see if anybody left anything of value. Note: this is not to clean or sanitize the space. Check for things like phones, wallets, or purses.