What Love will do. Being in relationship.

Let us then try what love will do. – William Penn Last weekend I attended a “Jericho Walk” – around the Manchester Federal building where folks are required to report for ICE check ins (perhaps to be deported).  These days are complicated for me – both filled with Joy and Hope that so may come…

West Falmouth Preparative Meeting (Sandwich Monthly Meeting)

Last First Day I had the deep blessing of worshiping with Friends at West Falmouth Preparative Meeting, part of Sandwich Monthly Meeting.  As additional blessing, I was able to meet with Mark Condo and his family.  Mark is pastor of the Mansfield First Friends Church in Ohio (EFC – Eastern Region). We met at Pendle HIll…

An easy guide to GIFs – graphics that catch attention

I love to learn new things.  I like posts that seem fun.  This fit the bill for me!  I get asked how I create these sort of posts more than anything else – and with Canva they are very easy to do! What is a gif? A GIF, or Graphical Interchange Format, is a bitmap…

Facebook Live – making the Church visible

In the past few weeks, I’ve embarked on a new experiment in digital ministry – Facebook live!  This is a very popular method of sharing on social media.  I’m learning as I go – and have made some mistakes along the way.  However, with a little pre-planning and practice, the results have already been good…

Creating a digital invitation for Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions

As my work for the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, I serve as administrator of our social media accounts, and create lots of graphics and video for many of those posts.   One of our big events is our Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions – held in August in Castleton Vermont.  We may have up to…

Canva – a useful FREE graphics tool for your meeting

One of the most useful tools I have found for creating online media graphics is Canva.  This free program allows you to create great graphics, that look professional, and can be easily downloaded and shared.  The upgraded version is free for churches.  I recommend the benefits of this paid version – although I used the…

Technology is a tool. How will you use it with mindful intention?

Image: Wayne Dahlberg   Image: Rosangela Ludovico   I was taken aback this week with yet another photo of a crowd of people, at a public show, “preoccupied” with their cell phones instead of watching the show like they should.  There was one older woman in the picture, no cell phone, obviously using the wisdom of…

Book Review – Click2Save Reboot – the digital ministry bible

This book, like its first edition, was incredibly helpful for me.  The first edition was more of a very basic “how to” – digital ministry was just emerging. The second “reboot” edition includes new considerations of impact of ministry, new digital ministry leaders who have emerged, and new platforms and improvements in systems and ways…