Communications Committee

"I had never thought deeply about the ways clear and timely communication builds relationship and supports ministry. Now I see this work as ministry more than task. Besides, I've had a chance to play with social networks old and new in the company of others at CUCC who are also discovering these tools." - Jane

The Communications Committee is a committee of the Welcoming, Fellowship, and Growth Ministries. We maintain the 12 communication tools (below) which help CUCC members stay in touch and be involved. Most of our planning/decision making happens online, so we don't have meetings.

Communication Resources

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.

Website

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.
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.

Bulletin
Write 2 or 3 sentences and email them to the office no later than Thursday at 11 am, for the upcoming Sunday. The bulletin announcements are distributed at both the Taizé and 10:30 worship. Read our most recent bulletin.

Bulletin Board
Make an eye-catching poster and place it on the appropriate bulletin board. Bulletin boards are organized by Ministry, with one dedicated to what our people are doing individually in the world.

Bulletin Insert
Make arrangements with the office two weeks ahead of time to have your committee's insert included in the bulletin.

Calendar
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.

Facebook
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.

Friday Email
Send your announcement to the office. 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. Read last Friday's email.

Narthex/Fellowship Table
Set up an informational table in the narthex or at Fellowship. To schedule the space, contact the office.

Newsletter
Write an article and email it to the office no later than the deadline – check the calendar.

Upcoming Events/Twitter
If you have something you would like highlighted on our homepage, contact Jane Smith by the Friday at least 10 days before the event. For Twitter fans, follow "CUCCInfo."