Dear St. Mary's Family,
You may remember that St. Mary's received a grant from the diocese for $2,500 for new audio and video equipment. The equipment has been purchased and installed, and is working as designed.
However, we are still unable to live-stream our video content because our internet speed is extremely slow. Live-streaming is very important for churches for two reasons: 1) it's an effective way to reach potential new members on social media; 2) and it allows our existing members who are sick or cannot otherwise get to church to pray with us.
Parishioner Jim Ismert and I have done extensive research to figure out the most efficient and inexpensive way to increase our internet speed. The monthly fee for the best solution is about what we're paying now, but because of our location, the one-time installation cost is $2,000.
Would you be willing to help contribute to this cost? If so, please write a check payable to St. Mary's with "internet" written in the memo line. Alternatively, you can click
to donate via PayPal or a credit card. It is preferable to write a check so that we can avoid the processing fees we are charged for online payments.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Fr. Charles and the members of St. Mary's Vestry
PS We have already received generous donation of $300!