A great guide for persons asked to deliver welcome speeches or to respond to those speeches. Sample speeches and responses are provided for a variety of occasions, with appropriate Scripture verses. Another section gives poetry, prayers, and recitations. For general use, this resource is especially helpful in African-American churches. Contents: Intro; Some General Words of Welcome; A General Response; Welcome Speeches and Responses for Specific Days and Occasions; Pastor Anniversary/Appreciation; Choir Anniversary/Appreciation; Homecoming/Church Anniversary; Homecoming/Memorial Service; Children's Day; Family Day; Mother's Day Tribute to Motherhood; Father's Day; Men's Day; Women's Day; Missions; Usher Board Anniversary Appreciation Day; Graduate Recognition Day; Memorial Day; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Poetry Prayers and Scripture.