Gathering Hosts

Each gathering is hosted by an MC.

Gathering Host Schedule

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

MC(s) Contact 1 2 3 4 5
Rochester N Heather Gardner Feb 13 Apr 24 Jul 10 Sep 25 Dec 11
Royal Oak Tim Crisan Feb 27 May 8 Jul 24 Oct 9
Troy Mar 13 May 22 Aug 14 Oct 23
Rochester S & Plymouth Keegan Griffith Mar 27 Jun 12 Aug 28 Nov 13
Garden City & Milford Dave Pop Apr 10 Jun 26 Sep 11 Nov 27

Gathering Host Roles

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Before The Gathering
1 Adult
Welcome & Connect

Arrive – 9:45 am

  1. Watch for visitors and new faces
    • Welcome people as they enter
    • Look for people standing alone
    • Initiate conversations
      • Ask if they have a connection to anyone at Soma
      • Introduce adults to an elder or MC leader
  2. Help parents check their kids in using the iPad
    • Raise flag if troubleshooting is required
1+ Adult
Setup

Arrive – 9:25 am

Gathering Room

  1. Communion – setup on table
  2. Tables – make sure they are presentable

Lobby

  1. Food Tables – setup (2) tables for coffee & bagels
    • Apply table cloths
    • Sugar/sweetener
    • Small trash bin
    • Cream
    • Space for coffee & bagels
    • Plates
    • Cups
    • Water Bottles
  2. Kids Check-in Table
    • iPad
    • Printer
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Tissues

Kids Setup

  1. Fill pitcher (and preferably cups) with water
  2. Set toys out in 2 yrs – Kindergarten room
  3. Set out goldfish
During The Gathering
1 Adult or Teen
Slides

Arrive – 9:45 am

  1. Verify operation of slides on TV
  2. Consult with worship leader about any special requirements
  3. Advance slides during the gathering
    • Video – requires click on the ‘Play’ icon
1 Certified Female + 1 Adult or Teen
Childcare for 2 yrs-Kindergarten

Arrive – 9:45 am

  1. Confirm your teammates
    • 1 Certified Adult Female
    • 1 Certified Adult or Teen
    • If there is more than 10 in a class, an additional helper is required
  2. Review the lesson
    • Find in the classroom
  3. Parents will bring children to the classroom
    • ~10:25 am
    • If diaper change is required, please ask parents to change the diaper
1 Certified Adult + 1 Adult or Teen
Childcare for 1st-5th Grade

Arrive – 9:45 am

  1. Confirm your teammates
    • 1 Certified Adult
    • 1 Adult or Teen
    • If there is more than 10 in a class, an additional helper is required
  2. Review the lesson
    • Find in the classroom
  3. Gather children after worship
    • Walk them to the classroom
After The Gathering
2+ Adults
Cleanup

Gathering Room

  1. Clean tables
  2. Vacuum floors

Bathrooms

  1. Use cleaning kit in storage room
  2. Wipe down toilet seats
  3. Disinfect urinal handles, sink, counter top, door handles
  4. Refill soap and paper towels
  5. Empty small trash cans in ladies room

Kids Rooms

  1. Vacuum floors
  2. Wipe tables with disinfectant wipes
Provide Feedback

Let’s improve this process for the next Gathering Host group.

  1. Please email ideas or concerns to improve this process to: [email protected]

Speaking Roles

Updated: Oct 26, 2022
Call To Worship

Goal: To inspire and exhort our church to fully engage in today’s corporate worship.

  • Please plan to spend 1-3 minutes to direct people’s focus on God in preparation for corporate worship.
Examples
  • Read a Psalm or passage of scripture that calls the church to worship
  • Review one of Soma Detroit’s Worship Memes:
  • Worship is not for you it’s for God
  • We seek to worship God with zeal and contemplation
Distinctives

Goal: To highlight of one of the Soma Detroit distinctives.

  • Please select one of the slides and plan to speak 1-3 minutes either defining the distinctive or sharing how this distinctive has impacted you recently.
Announcements

Goal: To highlight Standard & Special announcements