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  • Check the bulletin board for last minute announcements.  If there are people who want to make announcements personally, please check with them.
  • Check to see that the red “board book” is on the mantle, or the board table, in the fellowship hall.  If not, it is probably in the board mailbox in the work room.  Make sure there is a pen available.
  • Ring the Bell in the hallway about 5 minutes prior to the start of the service. Head to the Ready Room area in the sanctuary.

Note:  When you feel comfortable with this, please try not to read it, but instead to speak more in a spontaneous way, stating it in different and, perhaps, creative ways. Your audience, in large part, has heard all this before and appreciates a slightly different version of it every week. That having been said, make sure you cover all the basic topics. AVOID acronyms: e.g. TVUUC, RE etc. Speak clearly and occasionally make eye contact with the congregation


Ring the Chime  [on the side of the dais before you begin.]

Good morning! My name is [your name] and I’m [position—eg a member of the Board, Program Council Chair, etc.] of Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, and I would like to welcome you on behalf of the Board and Program Council.

You are welcome here, who ever you are, wherever you are from, and wherever you are on your journey.

[If the sanctuary is crowded, ask attendees to “Please move to the center of the pews to make room for latecomers.”]

We extend a special welcome to those who are visiting us today.  [optional: as if we have any visitors and/or any visitors from other UU churches.] 

If you would like to learn more about us, please fill out a visitor information card located in the pocket of the seat or pew in front of you, and drop it in the collection plate when it goes by or visit the Welcome Table located in the Lobby.  We will be in touch with you soon.

You may also join us for coffee and conversation in the Greg McKendry Fellowship Hall after the service.

If you would like to learn more about our denomination, Unitarian Universalism, and this church, you are invited to attend UU Conversations, a brief, informal, question and answer session following the service. It is held in the e.e. cummings room located at the back of the Sanctuary. 

Today’s session will be facilitated by_________________  [name – found on Order of Service. This person may stand up to be identified.]

If you have any questions for the Board or other church entity, please feel free to write them in “Red Book” located on the mantle over the fireplace in the Fellowship Hall. You are also invited to join me for a Fireside Chat to discuss anything that may be on your mind.


Please open your Order of Service.  In it you will find Announcements of events at TVUUC today.  In fact, your Order of Service also contains a complete schedule of church events for the coming week. 

Feel free to take it home with you! You can also access our online calendar of events located on the church website at:

Notes:  Try to avoid “live” announcements, unless they are from an important church committee or fundraiser. Try to keep the announcement portion brief.

Now please silence your cell phones and other electronic devices as we enter into  worship 

Ring the Chime as you walk off stage


Before  you  leave  the  church  check  the  red  book  to  see  if  there  are  comments  that  require attention  by  the  staff,  board  or  program  council  and  let  an  appropriate  person  know  what needs to be addressed.

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