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West Falmouth Preparative Meeting (Sandwich Monthly Meeting)

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 …

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What’s a Tech Chaplain? (and might you called to this service in your meeting?)

What’s a Tech Chaplain? (and might you called to this service in your meeting?)

This is Shamika Goddard.  She is the person who first introduced me to the term “tech chaplain” – and she continues to be an inspiration. Here’s Shamika talking about how her ministry emerged while at Union Theological Seminary.   I have come back to her videos and concept often as I travel in ministry among …

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Creating a digital invitation for Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions

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 …

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Britain Yearly Meeting’s Faith and Practice – the spread of social media and telling the story to others (Part Two)

Britain Yearly Meeting’s Faith and Practice – the spread of social media and telling the story to others (Part Two)

A few weeks ago, Britain Yearly Meeting was intending to meet for their Yearly Meeting discernment.  A big item of business was their consideration of revising their Faith and Practice (book of Discipline).  If they were clear, Friends might be led to start a long revision process.  There a long process and invitation leading up …

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Canva – a useful FREE graphics tool for your meeting

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 …

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

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 …

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Book Review – Click2Save Reboot – the digital ministry bible

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 …

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