The ushers do much more than hand out bulletins prior to the worship service. They are often the first church members a visitor meets. Ushers make sure all is in readiness prior to the service – water for the minister and lay readers, audio equipment to record the service. Hearing aids and large print materials are on hand for those worshippers who need them. Of course, the ushers gather the offering and make appropriate reports to the Business Manager. After the service, members of the Ushers host the coffee hour, and they are responsible for securing the church afterward.