In an effort to let local church members know what is happening in the wider church and what resources are available for their ministries, the Massachusetts Conference is now offering news briefs in Word document format for church newsletter editors to use.
Last spring, the Conference began offering bulletin inserts for local church use. These inserts are available as PDFs for download in both 8.5 x 11 and 8.5 x 14 inch formats, in color and black and white. The hope is that churches will copy them and use them in their worship bulletins.
"The response to those inserts was very positive, but we also heard from some churches that said they would like the information in a format they could use in their newsletters," said Associate for Communication Tiffany Vail.
"By providing the text and graphics from the bulletin inserts in a Word document, we're hoping to make it easy for church newsletter editors to cut and paste the pieces they want for their own publications," she said. "I'm hoping this will result in us seeing 'In Covenant with the Mass. Conference' or "The Mass. Conference Corner" as a regular feature in church newsletters all across the state."