Every so often leaders at our church “discuss” the need for reinforcing (or the desire to jettison) our (“Wear a Dark Jacket”) dress code for ushers.
Some argue that those who welcome people to the church, help folk find their seats, and take up the offering ought to be clearly identifiable by their “uniforms”–dark jackets (for men and women) and white carnations. Others worry that the church could be sending the wrong message: We need to be careful lest we seem snooty or unwelcoming to those less formally attired.
The first group usually responds, “Hey, anyone in any attire is welcome, we just want the ushers to look the same.” Then, other voices, often immigrants from countries (like Madagascar and Kenya) where the role of worship assistants is taken very seriously, argue that we ought to be more formal in worship period.
It is a fascinating conversation.
Today, I think I have an answer… What if the ushers were identifiable by scent!?
In any case, I got a sample in the mail this past week that I really think may solve our issue. Who knows, it might be worth a shot!
What do you think the perfect usher smells like?
See you in worship,