WholeLife Church

May I Make an Announcement in Church?

Great question! The WholeLife Church understands that strong and accurate communication is essential to church life, and we’re committed to keeping our members and attendees informed. We employ a variety of methods to communicate: church website, weekly e-mail (printed version available at the Information Center), mailings, bulletin announcements, bulletin inserts, bulletin board postings, visual slides, allocated foyer table on Saturday morning, and verbal announcements made during worship service. WholeLife Church seeks to maintain relevance and incorporate successful communication methods while avoiding distraction from the worship environment.

What do I do if I have something to announce?

Call the church office on Monday during office hours. All announcement requests are brought to Tuesday morning staff meeting for approval.

Can my announcement be made in front of the church on Saturday morning?

That depends. Not all announcements are relevant to the entire church body, and a different option may better meet your needs.

Announcement Up-front Bulletin Bulletin insert Weekly email Slide Bulletin board Table in foyer
Church announcement relevant to entire church with staff approval 2 weeks 1 week 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 1 week
Personal announcement relevant to entire church with staff approval 2 weeks 1 week 3 weeks 3 weeks 3 weeks 1 week
Personal announcement not relevant to entire church N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 3 weeks 1 week

May I make the announcement myself?

Unless there is a specific reason it would not be appropriate, a dedicated Worship Host makes all the announcements.

I didn’t know about my announcement until Saturday morning. Will you make an exception?

Last-minute announcements will only be considered under rare circumstances. All announcements should be presented at the Tuesday staff meeting.

I have (or my friend has) a wonderful ministry opportunity. Can I/they promote it?

FHC enjoys connection with a variety of outside ministries, and we share their information on a regular basis. These ministries have been fully vetted by the church staff. If you have a ministry you would like the staff to consider, please contact the church office, and your request will be considered during Tuesday staff meeting.

Our friends are only here for a short time, and we’d like to share their ministry with the church.

We’d love to get to know more about this ministry. Let’s connect while they’re here, and maybe next time they’re in our area, we can work something out.

If you have other questions pertaining to announcements, please contact tami@hospitalchurch.org.

*These guidelines may not apply to large all-church events and will be implemented at the discretion of the church staff.