First United Methodist Church

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Communications Update

Earlier this Spring we announced several communications shifts and enhancements for our church family. Our communications lay team, the Coalition for Marketing and Communications, has been hard at work over the past several months working with ministries throughout FUMCWP.  Here are some of those exciting updates:

Recent Changes

This month you saw the first issue of our church-wide Monthly Newsletter. Each month we will have the newsletter printed and available in worship and around campus. Also, the newsletter is available digitally on our website. View our June newsletter here.

We have a couple of changes related to our bulletin. As we embrace the Monthly Newsletter, we shifted our bulletin to be a order of worship and will no longer contain announcements. A few members of our church family (and yes, we have the stats – just a few!), were active users of our FUMCWP app to reference the bulletin each Sunday. This June, we are shifting away from the monetary investment associated with the FUMCWP App as our family embraces the online community available through Realm! We are excited for all the ways this tool will impact our ministries. As we move forward with Realm, the digital copy of the bulletin will be available there. Look for more details on getting connected and logged in to Realm in the coming months.

 


Upcoming for Our Church Family

One of the goals – in short – that our team received from the Long-Range Planning team was to strength our church communications. Making some changes to our website fits within that goal and is a necessity for us. The first step we are taking is to update the navigation to make it easier to find information! Look for changes this fall.

With that being said, we are moving away from ministry-specific e-newsletters at the beginning of August. Currently we have two church-wide e-newsletters – Monday morning with announcements and Thursday at Three with ministry stories. These 2 e-newsletters will be the source of church-wide and ministry-specific news. We strongly encourage our entire vibrant family to subscribe to stay in engaged!

Want to join the team?

Wow, this is a lot of new and exciting work! 

As you can see, the Coalition for Marketing and Communications is actively involved in the communications needs of FUMCWP and our ministries. With over 30 ministries and administrative teams, we are empowering our laity to use the communications talents and gifts that God has given them.

Serving on this team is another way to grow in your faith journey. If you are interested in becoming a Communications Ambassador and joining our lay team, please email Sarah Skidmore, Director of Marketing and Communications, at [email protected].