Want to get the word out at CUCC? Each CUCC member has his or her favorite source of information, so think duplication of communication! Remember that we have two Sunday worship services and that our members span the dawn of the digital age.
The CUCC website is a place to:
- publicize your upcoming CUCC event
- report the work of your ministry or committee
- announce church news
- enlist help with church projects
- share ideas with other church members
- and many other things.
BulletinWrite 2 or 3 sentences and email them to the office no later than Tuesday at 9AM, for the upcoming Sunday. The bulletin announcements are distributed at both the Taizé and 10:30 worship.
Make an eye-catching poster and place it on the appropriate bulletin board. Bulletin boards are organized by Ministry. We also have a board for what our people are doing individually in the world.
Make arrangements with the office two weeks ahead of time to have your committee's insert included in the bulletin.
Ask the office to put your event on the calendar at the CUCC website. This is the "official" schedule of events. If you're planning a CUCC event (on site or off site), your event should be on the calendar. The calendar is also the system for reserving rooms.
CUCC News and Chat
Have a detailed announcement to make in between newsletters? CUCC News and Chat fills that niche. To keep marketers at bay, we've limited who can post to people at CUCC; ask Jane Smith to get you set up. Or ask her to post the information for you.
If you join Facebook, you can post your announcement on the Community United Church of Christ Facebook page. Because Facebook is a more informal medium, you are welcome to include invitations to participate in your personal service and advocacy projects, invite others to join you at community events, or engage in conversation about life together.
Send your announcement to the office no later than Tuesday 9AM. We try not to flood members' mailboxes so weigh whether this is something that could be conveyed another way. Email is great for last minute changes that might affect many members of the congregation.
Set up an informational table in the narthex or at Fellowship. To schedule the space, contact the office.
Who maintains CUCC's communications?
The Communications Committee is a committee of the Welcoming and Fellowship Ministry. Working with the Office Administrator, we maintain the communication tools which help CUCC members stay in touch and be involved. Most of our planning/decision making happens online, so we don't have meetings. Technology is always changing, so we are delighted when people volunteer to expand our presence in the community in new ways; talk to Jane Smith or Lavon Page to offer your expertise.
Historical notes to help those who work on our website
The church website was moved to a collaborative environment in August 2013. For information on this change see ...
The most basic change is that all groups in the church now have direct access to the church website, and the job of webmaster has disappeared.