By now many of you may have noticed that you haven’t received the May edition of the monthly High-Lites—we know you anxiously await it the first Saturday of every month! Well, I hope it won’t disappoint you too much to learn that no May edition is forthcoming. In fact, the monthly High-Lites are going on an extended hiatus.
It was about three years ago that we adjusted out weekly and monthly communication rhythms here at the church, moving from a weekly mailed newsletter to a weekly email and monthly mailing. Several of you also continued to receive a weekly mailed version of the email.
This was all done in an effort to increase points of contact through the week by meeting folks more where they increasingly are, which is online, as well as provide space for more “story based” news in the monthly mailing. We’ve used that mailing to report back from retreats and mission trips, and tell stories about different ministries and happenings at the church. Recently, Susan Broome has interviewed different members as part of a series we called “I Am FBCX.”
There were many successes in this change in rhythm, especially with regard to the email, which is widely read and has proven an effective tool. But we’ve also realized we’ve lost some things as well.Read More