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Guidelines for the Leading Notices

Guidelines for Leading Notices

The notices are the very first activity of our worship service. As such they set a tone and are important to get right.

Team Leader and Team

  • See Appendix 1: The Notices Team Leader and Team.


  • If you are unable to fulfil your duty please give your team leader sufficient notice.


  • Please arrive no later than 8.15am for the 8:30am service or 10:15 for the 10:30am service.
  • Inform the service coordinator and worship leader that you are present when you arrive.

Before the Services

  • Check with the preacher and worship leader if there is anything to note about the services.
  • Check with Mark, Tshepo or Warren which notices will be specifically presented.
  • Inform the projectionist which notices will be specifically presented.
  • Be seated when the bell rings 5mins before each service.
  • Be seated in such a way as to minimise distraction when you come up.
  • Anticipate coming up immediately when the notices slide goes up.

Before the Notices

  • Do not tamper with the lectern.
  • Always use the mic.
  • Do not test the mic by blowing into it.
  • Do not put your hands into your pockets.
  • Welcome and notices should take 2 minutes.

The Notices

  • Welcome everybody.
  • Greet visitors. Assume they are there. Never ask them to identify themselves.
  • Thank visitors for filling out a visitor card. Ask them to place it in the offering basket.
  • Tell visitors where the bathrooms are, the Mother’s Room is, if there is Sunday School.
  • Ask everybody to turn their phones to silent.
  • Point out that information and notices are in the pewslip.
  • Highlight specific notices (you may ask a person to raise their hand or stand so they can be easily identified, you may point to the information table where the signup sheets are).
  • Handover to the worship leader.


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