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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Hi, I'm Rhett if we haven't met yet

Slow activity on eternal weight of glory at the moment... So let me introduce you to my colleague, brother in Christ and friend: Rhett. Rhett is a godly man who trusts in Jesus and seeks to serve Jesus, his family and our church in marvellous ways. This year when he was MC at church one night he said when welcoming something along the lines of: "Hi, I'm Rhett if we haven't met yet" totally oblivious to the funny rhyme he just made. Dan and I were sitting down the front laughing at him!

Have you met Rhett yet?

Here is his profile from the church website (add some years to the age of the kids + 1 more kid!):
Rhett works as a Assistant Minister: Young Adults and Youth, at CCEC.
Rhett is married to Karina.

"I grew up in a Christian family and benefited from the children's ministry at my local church at Carlingford in Sydney. As far back as I can remember Jesus was someone in whom I trusted and clearly remember as a young boy being thankful that he bore my sins.

As a child of the seventies (just!) I thrived on cream buns at Sunday School picnics, parachute games on the church lawn, the 80's brought wide games at youth group camps and crystal cylinders T-shirts. All of this was in the context of learning from God's word how to serve HIm and His people.

I worked as an auditor for an accounting firm whilst studying economics before commencing MTS (Ministry Training Scheme) at Carlingford in 1994. Where I was involved in the evening church, oversight of the Youth Ministry and the ministry at Macquarie University . I remained on the staff there until commencing 4 years of study at Moore Theological College in 1998. I joined the team at CCEC in 2002 with oversight for youth and young adults."

Rhett is married to Karina and they have two children, Bethany (4) and Josiah (1). They all enjoy the beach and the casual Central Coast culture.

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  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:52:00 am  

    I have met Rhett and he's a top bloke.

    However one thing that annoys me slightly is the "I'm X - if we haven't met yet". Why! Do you have a different name for those who know you?

    Why don't you just say what you mean - "Hi, I'm X". It doesn't matter whether I know you or not, you're name normally stays the same. top

  • Blogger Andy M says so:
    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:10:00 am  

    I haven't met Rhet yet. But I know other people who have met Rhet.

    I agree with Daniel S and was going to say exactly the same thing. It happens at our church too - the service leader (do you call it MC at CCEC? Wow! We usually call it "meeting leader" but I don't like that terminology!)says "If you don't know me, my name's ..."

    When I've led services, that's one of the things I refuse to say! I always make sure I just say "Good morning, my name's Andrew and welcome to ..." (There's a few other things I refuse to say too, like the toilet announcement, but that's another issue ...) top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 10:52:00 am  

    I don’t think I have too much of a problem with the words… except that it’s a cliché and clichés are annoying.

    It’s a qualifying statement… “If you don’t know me… you need to know this next piece of information”

    It’s just the same as saying… “If you need to use the bathroom.. they are downstairs on the left” The fact that you need to use them doesn’t change where they are, but you just don’t need that particular piece of information (yet)!

    It would be good to hear an MC say it differently though. Nothing worse than an MC that sounds like he is reading from a script!

    I’ve met Rhett – Hi Rhett! top

  • Blogger Andy M says so:
    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 11:57:00 am  

    When an MC (service leader, meeting leader, whatever you want to call it) reads from a script, it's called "liturgy" and every church does it. We in the low-church tradition sometimes try to pretend we don't have a liturgy but it's not true. top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 4:22:00 pm  

    agree on the saying that as an mc.

    i don't normally...

    but there was one time i said something like:

    "Hi I'm David if we haven't met before - and if we have I'm still David"

    it sounded quite stupid!!

    but i don't care too much if others say it - the regular ought to get over themselves... and the newcomer will appreciate the welcome and the name of the person speaking top

  • Blogger David says so:
    Tuesday, December 12, 2006 4:27:00 pm  

    When an MC (service leader, meeting leader, whatever you want to call it) reads from a script, it's called "liturgy" and every church does it. We in the low-church tradition sometimes try to pretend we don't have a liturgy but it's not true.

    i don't read from a script. top

  • Blogger Andy M says so:
    Wednesday, December 13, 2006 9:53:00 am  

    yeah, but you follow a set order don't you and speak from notes? Still liturgy ... top