Presenter Guidelines

Purpose Statement:

The Interfaith Prayer Service provides a special occasion to pray for peace, remember our loved ones, reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings, and to uplift our hearts and minds. Its purpose is to bring together people from different faith communities in the spirit of harmony and growing appreciation, and to nurture confidence in the universal power of love and unity for all.

Presentation Suggestions:

  • Base your presentation on the theme for the month
  • Focus on a devotional/prayerful attitude and content, using a sacred writing, a prayer, a devotional song, chant, reading, dance, etc.
  • Refrain from offering too much personal commentary or lecturing
  • Avoid any proselytizing, political agenda and instruction

Preparation:

  • Adhere to the 4-minute presentation time (unless special arrangements are made)
  • Practice and time your presentation in advance
  • By the first of the month, inform the coordinator of any special audio-visual equipment you will need.
  • By the first of the month, inform the coordinator of any words or explanation you would like printed in the program.
  • If you are using a CD please arrange for someone to play it for you, and have them check in at the church at 6:15pm to make arrangements with the sound technician.

Arrival:

  • Arrive at First Christian Church (1166 Oak Street) by 6:15 pm
  • Go to the front of the sanctuary and check in with the coordinator
  • Sit in the front row
  • Note: any sound checks need to be done at 6:15 pm

Flow of Service:

  • The prelude begins at 6:45pm and the service begins promptly at 7:00 pm
  • There may be a thirty second pause between each presenter. This will be determined by the service coordinator
  • There will generally be a 1-2 minute time of reflective silence or music during the service
  • There is a time of fellowship with refreshments following the service

Note:

  • Please be advised the services are videotaped for airing on Community Television and photographs may be taken. Your image may be used to promote future Interfaith Prayer Services.

Again, on behalf of our entire community, we thank you for your willingness to participate in the Interfaith Service. Your contribution helps foster understanding and acceptance, and ultimately, world peace.