Messenger Newsletter Submissions
Our monthly newsletter, The Messenger, is available to communicate church-sponsored and –affiliated events coming up in the next month. Items may be published once. The word limit is 130 words or less. Longer articles will be edited, and edits will be sent to the author for approval whenever possible. Digital photos are welcome!
Send articles to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Messenger” in the subject line by the 15th of the previous month (e.g., October 15 for the November issue).
Weekly eBroadsheet Submissions
Our weekly digital newsletter, the eBroadsheet is available to promote church-affiliated events coming up in the next two weeks. The word limit is 100 words or less. Articles will run for two consecutive weeks in most cases. Photos are welcome.
Send your eBroadsheet submissions to email@example.com by Wednesdays at noon, with “eBroadsheet” in the subject line.
Sunday Written and Verbal Announcements
Written Announcements in the Order of Service
These announcements must be submitted by Tuesday at noon, but the sooner the better. The Order of Service fills up quickly. If the Order of Service is already full that week, we will work with you to find alternative methods of communication.
Announcements should be 30 words or less, and should relate to church-affiliated activities coming up in the next week, or more urgent needs for volunteers or donations.
Email announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Order of Service” in the subject line.
Verbal Announcements on Sundays
Verbal announcements are reserved for more immediate events and urgent needs for volunteers or donations, and must be approved by a minister. Announcements should be brief (3 sentences or less.) If you need to communicate contact information for your group, please use a written announcement.
Email requests for verbal announcements to email@example.com with “Sunday Announcement” in the subject line.
To schedule a pulpit editorial, contact the ministers with a written draft of your five-minute editorial. Pulpit editorials should be reflective and spiritual in nature. You will be contacted regarding suggestions, guidelines and scheduling. Announcements about group activities should use other communication resources.
Church Website Content
Contact the Publications Coordinator by phone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss options for including content for your group or committee on the website. We can work with you within our website guidelines to develop and publish content for your committee or group.
The minutes of all Board and committee meetings should be emailed (email@example.com) to the church office within 40 days following each meeting per church bylaws.