It is an honor and my pleasure to serve in this ministry with the members of the Langley Ave Church of God Ushers. During this year 2020, we are blessed by God to be able to celebrate 50 years in ministry and service to others. Continue to pray for us as we will continue to pray for you as we serve the people of God.
Mission: The Ushers at Langley Avenue strive to serve God and his people as doorkeepers in the house of God. Ushers grasp the meaning of Christ’s words “He that is greater among you shall be your servant.” In all matters pertaining to the advancement of the Kingdom of God among men this ministry requires faithful responsibility and willingness for service to God and his people.
Click here for a greeting from Joseph S. Scarborough, President of the National Association of the Church of God Ushers, West Middlesex, Pa.
Langley Avenue Ushers
We recognize our oldest and youngest ushers. Mother Lillian Beed at 96 years old is the oldest usher and we love her steadfast faithfulness and support. Jaxson W. is 9 years old and he is a dedicated young man that is eager to serve and learn.
Langley Avenue Ushers celebrate 50 years by reflecting on the question…What inspires you to serve as an usher?
Observing Brother Hillman working with the Junior ushers God touched my heart and showed me that’s where I needed to be – Derrick Y.
I was inspired years ago as a child watching my great uncle usher. I’ve ushered off and on 60 years of my 76 years. –Linda F.
My Aunt Carrie was an usher and she encouraged me to usher during our youth hour services. That is the beginning of over 40 years of service to the Lord. I’m 71 years old. –George H.
Ushering is my passion. I was inspired as a child watching the senior ushers at my aunt’s church. I’ve ushered on and off 67 of 77 years. –Annie W.
What inspires me is knowing that I am serving the Lord and enjoying this ministry. –Monica S.
What inspires me to serve is the feeling of happiness that comes when helping others. Serving is a part of my calling. –Joshua Y.
I am inspired to Usher because I love to help the older saints when they have a need.–Aryn S.
I am inspired to Usher because I love to see the smiles on the people’s faces as I help them. –Anthony S.
Fill my thoughts with You, Lord,
Review my mind today,,,
I give you full control,
In the things I do and say.
Take these hands You gave me,
And use them for your good…
To glorify Your Kingdom,
In the ways I know I should.
Remove all doubt within me,
Lord, I trust You’ll find a way,
To mold me in Your image…
As I walk with You today.
Yearly Ministry activities: Serving and Fellowship with the Chicagoland Ushers, Ushers Day in June, National Association of the Church of God Usher convention, NACOG Campmeeting and Ushers Christmas Luncheon.
Anita A Jackson, president
Eva J. Yeo, vice-president
Linda C. Fisher, 2nd vice president
Betty Mitchell, Corresponding Secretary
Annie Washington, Secretary
Teresa Banks, Leola Payne, Finance
Group Captains: Vanessa Weatherly, Leola Payne, Linda C. Fisher,
Junior Usher Captains: Monica Smith, George Hillman
Members: Mary Tibbs, Linda Croft, Bernice Armstead, Nathelda McGee, Brenda Holden, Eddie Randall, Derrick Young, Joshua Y. Anthony S. Aryn S. Austin P. and Jaxson W.
Emeritus members: Robert Nelson, Marie Boston, LouAnna Lewis, Willie Jones, Lillian Beed, Norma Wright, John Curry, Kenny Yates and Larry Williams
The heart of an usher is the heart of a servant, and he does his work for his Lord Jesus. Colossians 3:24.
Photos: 2019 National Association Church of God Ushers Convention, Tampa, Florida and 2019 Langley Ushers Christmas luncheon, Chicago, Illinois