Today (Sunday), we featured our first Announcement Home Video! Chris Draper produced the video and is a member of our Worship Team. I used Bill Hill our regular announcement guy to set up the segment and to make a plea for the rest of the congregation to submit their videos.
We uploaded this video to God Tube, click on this link to watch Chris' video! http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=4b8caef779a60bf58d4c
I have had a lot of fun over the years taking advantage of Bill Hill's good nature to make the announcements one of the highlights of our services. Bill has been volunteering in this role for at least 10 years! I have dressed him in thematic costumes, seasonal costumes and shot any number of different on location videos to get the congregation's attention during the announcement segment.
Here he is acting link a wise-guy posing with the College Student sign up card we advertised. (I think he would do anything I asked him to!) Bill and I go back to high school, so we've been friends for over 30 years! (Home town advantage!) If you can find this kind of a relationship with someone in your audience who has the stage presence to pull off silly as well as serious...it's priceless!
As always if you want to see how we used the announcements within the context of our service go to http://www.crossroadswired.com/ the service should be uploaded first thing on Monday.