Announcement from the Communications Office
Great events to consider
as you plan for the fall...
September 26
Fall Clergy Day
We are gathering for fellowship, for time with our bishop and to learn together. RSVP will be available around Labor Day.
September 28
Small Church Summit #2
The Rev. Canon Pamela Mott is coordinating a second gathering for small churches. More info to come...
September 29
Social Media Sunday
#SMS19
1. Preview the Sunday worship music on Facebook, or through email newsletter.
2. Live-stream the worship service, if you have video cameras in your worship space. Popular platforms for live-streaming are Facebook Live, Periscope, or YouTube.
3. Blessing of the devices as part of the worship prayers.
4. Bibles. Encourage BYOB (bring your own Bible) via phone, tablet, or e-reader.
5. “Like Station.” Set up a table or area after the worship service where parishioners can “like” your church Facebook page. All you need is some computers and friendly helpers.
6. Tech-help desk at Coffee Hour.
7. Church selfie photo booth.

Great ideas from Sarah Stonesifer
Digital Missioner for the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at VTS

Photo by  NordWood Themes  on  Unsplash
October 8
Tools for the Chaos:
Wise Leadership in Changing Times
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Christ Church Cathedral
*Sponsored by Christ Church Cathedral
One-day worshop for Clergy & Wardens
Tools for the Chaos draws on the systems
wisdom of Edwin Friedman and Margaret
Marcuson as well as the adaptive leadership
insights of Ron Heifetz.

Workshop Leader: Rev. Barbara Lemmel, who
is ordained in the New England Conference
UMC. In 2003, with Rev. Alan Delamater, she
developed Tending the Fire, a leadership
formation process that Barbara continues to lead for clergy, laity and judicatory leaders.
The Rev. Barbara Lemmel
November 9
118th Diocesan Convention
Holy Earth, Holy People:
Restoring God's Creation

Find out more here: conventionwma.com

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