The Vineyard To Change Format

The Vineyard To Change Format
Posted January 29, 2013

The top of the cover page of the February 2012 Vineyard.

The Vineyard, the monthly newsletter of Christ Episcopal Church, is going online in a web log, or “blog” format. The February and March editions will be published in both print and blog format. Those parishioners who do not have computer access can request a paper printout of the blog by calling Parish Administrator Kim Dudley at 242-5115. Those needing a paper copy can pick them up in the church entrance on the first Sunday of the month. The copies will be printouts of the blog.

The Vestry approved the request to change formats at the January 21st meeting after a request from the new Communications Committee. The committee members include: Julia Ariail, Julius Ariail, Michael Black, Eleanor Parten and Ann Kasun.

“There are about 12 good reasons for the change,” said Julia Ariail. “The three top reasons are:

• the change will save the church approximately $4,000 a year for printing and mailing costs;

• the change allows for more immediate news posting and editing rather than waiting until the next month;

• and the new format will allow multiple authors to post their articles from anywhere.”

Communication is the most difficult thing in the world! In order to reach all the parishioners with schedules, news, and events, we must distribute the information in various formats hoping that one is the preference of everyone while keeping in mind the church budget and finances. Currently, our church gets its information in the Sunday Bulletin; The Vineyard, monthly newsletter; the church website; the church Facebook page; the Canterbury Club Facebook page; the church Twitter account; signs; the church photos on Picasa; announcements during the services; and emails from the church office.

We are also updating the weekly email from the church office as a weekly news bulletin with all the immediate news and service rotations listed.

A PDF copy of the minutes of the meeting of the Communications Committee on January 8, 2013, during which this format change was discussed, is available in the packet of information distributed for the Vestry meeting on January 21, 2013.

Click here for the Vineyard’s web page