Serve at the Gathering

Every gathering requires a team of volunteers.

Gathering Role Descriptions

Before The Gathering

Arrive by 9:15 am

Gathering Setup

  1. Setup (2) rectangle tables for food service
    • Table cloths
    • Sugar/sweetener
    • Small trash bin
    • Cream
    • Space for Coffee & Bagels
  2. Setup communion table
    • Small Bowl for Grape Juice
    • 2 Plates of Crackers/Bread
    • Gluten Free Option w/ label
    • 2 Stacks of Napkins
  3. Setup checkin table
    • iPad
    • Printer
    • Giving
  4. Setup table decorations
  5. Setup additional chairs if necessary
  6. Setup flag (outside near entrance)

Kids Setup

  1. Take Kids Bins (Toy bin & Supplies) down the hall to the 0-5’s Room
  2. Fill Pitcher of water for Kids and bring down the hall
  3. Arrange the Room for Kids Min

Arrive by 9:55 am

  1. Bring (40) Water bottles

Arrive by 9:45 am

  1. Function as greeter
    • Keep an eye out for guests and folks who are new to Soma
    • Initiate conversations and connections with regular Soma Attenders/MC Leaders
  2. Keep an eye on Kids Check-in iPad and assist with Check-in
    • Raise flag if troubleshooting is required
During The Gathering

Arrive by 8:45 am

  1. Setup audio equipment
  2. Run board during rehearsal
  3. Prepare speaker with preferred mic
  4. Manage background music

Arrive by 9:30 am

  1. Verify operation of slides and TV
  2. Prepare slides for the Gathering – use lyrics and order information in Planning Center
  3. Manage changes to slides needed before gathering
  4. Run slides during gathering
  1. Communicate Soma Distinctives
  2. Giving – “If you would like to give to Soma Detroit visit”
  3. Setup and facilitate story time
  4. Special announcements (as needed)

How To Serve the Gathering

Thank you for your interest in serving! Our Gatherings are possible because of the service of Soma Detroit members.

Soma Detroit uses Planning Center Services to assign and manage Gathering responsibilities. Once signed in, you can view or volunteer for upcoming roles.

Or, view the Planning Center Services Signup Sheet.

Download the Planning Center Services app for iPhone or Android.