SCRIPT FOR BMOD ON SUNDAY MORNING
Before the service
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
Find out who is staffing the religious education table in the hallway so you can announce the name.
Ring the bell in the hallway about 5 minutes prior to the start of the service.
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 [Ring chime to 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
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 are interested in Our Youth Religious Education Program. is available in
the Lobby to answer any questions.
If you have any questions for the Board or other church entity, please feel free to write them in
“Red Book” located at the Board Table or usually on the mantle over the fireplace in the Fellowship
[ANNOUNCEMENTS – Please open your Order of Service. In it you will find Announcements of events at
TVUUC today and this week. 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: tvuuc.org.
Notes: 1) 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 chime as you walk off stage]
After the service
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.
Revised August 2108
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