Guidelines for Announcements

Every Sunday we have time to share information, activities, community events, and other matters with our church community.  This is a very important part of our life together, for what we announce reveals our passions, interests and concerns, and in return we are asking for the community to support us, join us or be aware of what we are doing.

However, sometimes we get a bit long-winded, or the announcements are made so often that they lose their effectiveness.  We hope that the following guidelines will help us all remember the most effective ways to make announcements and ensure that our audience will be receptive to what we want to share.

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Guidelines for Preachers

Everyone is invited to preach at Seekers Church. Following are some guidelines to help you if you decide to preach:

  1. As you select the form of your preaching offering, consider the variety — teaching, prophecy, visioning, participative, non-verbal, etc. We encourage variety, and want you to use a form that empowers you. If you want to talk over an unconventional approach, call a member of Celebration Circle.
  2. Make an explicit connection to the Lectionary Scriptures for the week.
  3. Consider how your sermon can be related to the theme for the worship season.
  4. Consider how your offering is grounded in your personal theological understanding: use your own story as one part of our story as a Christian community.

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