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I Need A Welcome Speech For A Church Function Can You Help?

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Arianna Vaccaro answered
You can always download sample speeches from here: www.speech-writers.com/sample_speech.html, but they will sound fairly generic and run the risk of coming across as soulless.  The key is to use your own imagination and be yourself.

You’re opening the church function, that’s a position of respect and, not to put pressure on you, but your speech will either sink or float the morale for the whole event.

The best way to do speeches is to not plan every syllable of every word as you’ll only end up getting it wrong.  Have a rough outline of what you want to say and fill in the gaps as you go.  ‘Wing it’.

Once you have everybody’s attention, the first thing to do would be to thank everyone for attending.  What is the weather like?  If it’s raining or thick with snow, fog or storm then be especially grateful for their attending.  End the topic the weather with a good point.  For example, if it’s thick with snow say something like ‘but still, everybody loves a snowball fight’.  Rain is good for the plants and fog makes everything look gothic vintage.  They’re cliché things to say, but they work.

Secondly, keep the conversation light.  I know it’s a church, but the function won’t be all hellfire and brimstone.  Make a joke.  A small, light-hearted joke that isn’t hilarious, but good for a cheap giggle.  Above all, keep it clean!  I point you to the small joke told in the film Spiderman 2:

"But first, before we start, has anybody lost a large roll of dollar bills in a rubber band?  Because we found the rubber band.”

It’s a terrible joke, but they go down so well.

Keep up on current affairs in the community.  If someone is pregnant or recently engaged, wish them well and if someone has just passed away take a moment to honor them and talk about how they are missed.

The thing to remember is to just be yourself.  These people already know you, so give them what they expect.

At the end of the speech, don’t ask people what they thought of it.  If they liked it, they will tell you, but silence isn’t always a negative either.  Just because they don’t sing your praise, it doesn’t mean they hated it.

At the end of the function, if you are required to say something, the phrase ‘you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here’ may get a few laughs too.
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I need a welcome speech for opening of church
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I need a welcome speech for church anniversary, can you help retrieve one for me as soon as possible. Thanks,
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I need a welcome speech for a woman's day program
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Religious welcome speech
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It is great that you will get the honor of conducting the welcome speech. Welcome speeches are very simple to do. You just need to be yourself and say what you really feel about it. Here is a link from where you can get sample speeches for every kind of occasion.Speeches
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My daughter is five and I need a welcome speech that she can do together with me for the start of church it must be short and sweet?
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I need a welcome speech for a women's day program. L   never did one before and I desperate need help with this
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Penny Kay answered
What an Honor it is, Welcome sub groups, group as a whole, smile, try eye contact[practise] start with a prayer, that alone will inspire you! Turn the speech over to God, let him speak through you. Pray before you go onstage, and do not forget to thank him for your success!!!
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I need a warm welcome for my faithful heart club service. Several other churches will be there
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I desperately need help for a welcome speech for a retiree couple . The couple did 50 years of community service ministry in the church.. I don't know what to say and the proper words to use. Please help. It will be on Jan 28, 2010, please help
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If you are looking for what to speak on in a church for a Woman's Day Service, I would suggest you think about what YOU know.  If you are not married, it would be difficult to speak on marriage.  If you do not have children, I would suggest leaving that area to other people to speak on as well.  You understand what I am saying?

Any time someone is asked to speak to a group, it is best to speak from one's own area of experience, knowledge or specialty.  This will not only make your subject matter interesting, but help you speak with authority.  And don't forget to find scripture to add to your speech.  Nothing you can share could possibly be as encouraging or helpful as what HE has to say :-)

Then, I would sit down and make notes about what I thought would be of interest to the woman I was speaking to.  What is your group involved in?  Struggling with the poor economy?  Trying to raise funds to help the people in Haiti?  And don't forget humor.  People always seem to listen better when they get to laugh occasionally.

I am certain as you begin to prepare, you will find more than enough to talk about.  Just sit down and give it some thought, write down an outline with your main points, and go for it!

I hope this helps!
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Welcome, welcome, welcome, to all of the Langford family tree. I am Joanne Langford Childs, I am here to welcome you to our family reunion. We have a out line of our family tree. Which each of you are a important branch. An very important branch, why because your here with me to enjoy this day as a family. My daddy your cousin or uncle is one of the oldest family member that we are bless to have here today. There are other that are here in his generation and there are you that are in my generation and younger generation. Grand kids great grand and great great grand kids and parents. To all of you welcome welcome. And god bless each and ever one of you.we want ever-one to have a good time mix around and introduce yourselves to your family tree and tell the other member that were unable are could not be here today about there family, thanks you enjoy your Langford family.
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Steven Vakula answered
Speeches are a very personal issue and since you do not state what the topic of the occasion it is hard to provide direction on the topic! Given it is for a church group perhaps google the topic and get some idea's of the topic you are giving the speech for and that fits the occasion! Look for topics that are #1 religious in nature and fit the topic and occasion. It should tie into both your religious views and the occasion. It should also be uplifting and inspire the group to both service to God and the occasion.
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I need a welcome speech for my society (altar servers association) in catholic church
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I need help in writing a welcome for a gospel group of young ladies on their eight anniversary. I need to give it this Sunday 6/28/09 can you help get me started?
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Not an expert at this sort of thing, but I think it'd be nice to mention and thank those who were responsible for getting it started; fund raisers, donors, etc.,  then perhaps a very brief rundown of the goals of the organization and how others can continue to make it a success...sound pretty good to you? It's at least a bare-bones outline you can follow and then I"m sure once you get going with it, you'll be adding thoughts of your own left and right!!
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