Usher Board

Barbara Meridy President - Usher Board

Barbara Meridy, President – Usher Board

Ash Street COGIC Usher Board

Ushering is the art of making the members and visitors feel comfortable and of lending spiritual dignity to the whole church service.  By promptness, courtesy, and tact, the usher helps the Pastor and promotes worship.

Ash Street COGIC Usher Board has been in existence for approximately 100 years.  Two known Presidents of the Usher Board were Mother Mary Cliett and Mother Louise Hamilton.  These mothers served in the church with great pride and dignity.  It was through their example that I came to the understanding of what serving in the House of God truly mean.  The usher’s platform is:

Preamble:  “I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tent of wickedness.”  (Psalm 84:10)

Aim:  To serve the Lord Jesus, through the service they render to humanity.

Motto: Ready to serve, “Knowing that the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”  (Colossians 3:24)

Watch-word:  Study.  “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly diving the word of truth.”  (2 Timothy 2:15)

Ash Street Usher Board consists of both women and men.  We recently formed a Junior Usher Board.  Our Board pledge is:

I pledge by the help of God to do my best to serve my church with a pure heart, clean hands, and a breath that will not be offensive to those I welcome into the house of the Lord.

I further pledge to abide by the rules and regulations of the board and my superior officers; to attend my meetings and serve when call upon, unless I can give a reasonable excuse; and to keep my financial obligations of the board as near as possible.

President:  Sis. Barbara Meridy

Vice-President:  Sis. Patricia Cobb