We have is a number of men, many of which are concealed carry permit holders, that each take 2 months of Sundays 6 months apart to act as Safety sentries. They are roaming or stationed in the Foyer area with visible access to front and side entries.
The sentry watches for suspicious activity and can, optionally, join the service at the sermon. During that time, the sentry is to be aware of any entry, signaled by the buildings alarm system buzzer.
Should a suspicious person enter, that person is greeted by the sentry and a deacon to find out the reason for the person being there. If there is a service-related reason, that person is escorted to a seat and joined by the sentry.
If the person is seeking assistance a number of deacons meet with the person and conditions any financial assistance on attending a service to hear the Word preached.
10:35 Check congregation for unfamiliar faces
10:40 Observe through parking lot
During Offering: Lock all exterior doors , confirm they latched.
Following Offering: close both north sanctuary doors and close one west sanctuary door (north door).
Sit next to west entrance door such that you can see north doors as well. Attend to late comers.
Doxology: Open all sanctuary doors and unlock exterior doors.
On Potluck Sunday
South exterior door can be unlocked with metric #5 allen key. This tool is larger than for the other doors.
When service starts both west sanctuary doors should be closed to mitigate cleanup noise from kitchen.
Following Hymn sing: Lock all exterior doors.
Lock doors following hymn sing and prayer.
Sit where you can quickly get to the door for late comers.
January – Ron de Ru
February – Steve Haveman
March – Steve Thompson
April – Malcolm Huston
May – Bryan Duysings
June – Nick de Ru
July – Steve Thompson
August – Steve Haveman
September – Ron de Ru
October – Malcolm Huston
November – Bryan Duysings
December – Nick de Ru
Charlie Cahoon is available to sub/backup.