Our FAITH is the foundation of our COMMUNICATIONS
Com municating during a pandemic:
Looking to the future
Talking Heads LIVE | Friday, May 29, 12–1 p.m. EDT
Greetings from Anabaptist Communicators!

In April, we held two Talking Heads LIVE events on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us as Anabaptist communicators — and our organizations. I've been grateful to hear observations and insights from communicators from across Canada and the U.S.

We're offering a third online conversation about communicating in the midst of a pandemic this coming Friday, May 29, 12–1 p.m. Eastern Time. T his is the last event in this particular series, though we realize that the pandemic and its far-reaching effects will continue to inform our discussions for months (and years) to come. On that note, see below the topic for our Talking Heads LIVE in June!

We hope you'll take advantage of these opportunities to connect with and learn from fellow Anabaptist communication professionals who represent various church and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, health and human service organizations, freelancers and more.

May God strengthen and equip you for the work you've been called to do in this time of continued challenges —
Annette Brill Bergstresser
AC board chair

As regions begin to reopen in the midst of the continuing pandemic, how does this affect our work as Anabaptist communicators? What communications trends are we seeing as our organizations and institutions make decisions regarding programming and staffing for summer and fall (and beyond)? Join your fellow communicators for our last online conversation in this series about how the realities and uncertainties of COVID-19 are reshaping our life and work: Friday, May 29, 12–1 p.m. Eastern Time .

Please register by 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday at this link to get the Zoom access information for the call. There is no charge to participate.

John Longhurst is the freelance religion reporter and columnist at the  Winnipeg Free Press and works part time as communications coordinator for MDS Canada. He also is president of the board of Mennonite World Review and president of the Canadian Christian Communicators Association.
Video Production 101: What? Now I have to do video, too?

Talking Heads LIVE
Friday, June 19, 12–1:15 p.m. Eastern Time

In this time of social distancing and economic upheaval, are you being asked to create videos for your organization but don't have a lot of experience or formal training in this area, or funds to hire video production professionals?

Save the date for this free Talking Heads LIVE with tips for video production from presenter Darryl Neustaedter Barg, director of communications for Mennonite Church Manitoba and an AC member.

Watch for more information to come!
New Anabaptist Communicators Member Portal is now live!

Thanks to Diana Voth, vice chair of the AC board, for her work in setting up the new Member Portal on our website! Through it, AC members can access:
  • recordings of presentations from past conferences
  • recordings of past Talking Heads LIVE events
  • the AC membership list

Current AC members will need to set up a password to access the portal. Watch for a personalized email to come in the next week or so with the link ; it will be titled " Welcome to www.anabaptistcomm.org!" and will come from no-reply@editmysite.com.

If you have any questions or problems setting up your account, please contact AnabaptistCommunicators@gmail.com .
There's still time to become an AC member for 2020!

Join the 30+ talented faith-based communications professionals from across the U.S. and Canada who have already signed up ... learn more at anabaptistcomm.org/membership !
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