Found in the church newsletter ... October 2015

October 19, 2015

Think inside the box: QR codes
Wilmington (Massachusetts) United Methodist Church’s newsletter includes a QR or quick response code. A QR code can be read by your mobile
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Beth DiCocco
Director of Communications
New England Conference
276 Essex St.
Lawrence, MA 01842
If you have an electronic newsletter, the email address is
phone (you need a QR code reader app) and will link you to a website or specific information online. As the Wilmington UMC newsletter points out, this is just one more way to reach people, and it may be worth looking into and adding to your church’s communications portfolio.
United Methodist Communications offers more information about QR codes here

A picture’s worth … you know
Not every story has to be told in words. Your church newsletter is a great place to share photos. Christ United Methodist Church in Groton, CT, told the stories of a recent spiritual-practices workshop and a community dinner with photo collages. Expand that by offering a link to even more photos on your website or Facebook page.

Apples for our neighbors
The Sunday school at Shelburne (Vermont) United Methodist Church took kids apple picking and delivered what they picked – nearly 15 pounds of apples – to the local food bank. A great way to have fun and do good.

Happy Halloween for all
The East Greenwich (Rhode Island) United Methodist Church’s October newsletter offered some tips from Autism Speaks for greeting trick-or-treaters who may have special needs:
  • The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy may have poor fine-motor skills.
  • The child who takes forever picking out one piece of candy may have motor-planning issues.
  • The child who isn’t wearing a costume may have a sensory issue or autism.
  • The child who does not say trick-or-treat or thank you may be non-verbal.
  • The child who does not accept your candy offering may be allergic or diabetic.
  • Be nice. Be patient. Be accepting. It’s everyone’s Halloween.

Past Issues

September 2015
August 2015
June/July 2015