July 21, 2018

Communications Ministry

Virtual Giving

As we navigate these difficult times and work to stay together without being together, let’s remember that our church is still active. That means that the staff is still working and the rent still needs to be paid.

We won’t see each other in the pews on Sunday and the ushers won’t be passing the collection plate to you. Please don’t let that stop you from giving your donation.

Please keep St. Edwards in your prayers as we journey through this crisis. Our staff and ministries continue doing the work that God is asking us to do. You can send your pledges through the mail, through automatic bank draft, or online through your phone by downloading the Givelify App through the App Store.

You can also give via the web by clicking the button below to make your donation now and please keep St. Edward’s in your prayers as we journey through this crisis.

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Virtual Worship

Open Book, Bible, Scripture, Gospel, TestamentOur services are being conducted virtually until further notice

Please read the update on parish meetings & services  here

Below is information on our virtual offerings with links to participate. Please check back often as we are working to find the best solutions and participant links may change.

Schedule of Virtual Services:

Here are links to the Compline:

If you need assistance, please contact the office at 770-963-6128 and we will do our best to address your needs.

Use the button below as a virtual collection plate to give to St. Edward’s

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Had a GREAT Communications Ministry Meeting – May 26th

Sheep, Bleat, Communication, Communicate, Talk, Talks

We had a very productive meeting today. Items discussed were:

Ministry Head Meeting Followup

We discussed the action items from Wednesday’s ministry head meeting. Communications is key to every ministry and the importance of creating regular posts was emphasized.

New Those Who Serve Spreadsheet Format

The Those Who Serve spreadsheet is being revamped to make it easier to mail out in weekly reminders and to edit. Look for the new format this week!

New Summer Service Schedule

We will have new service hours this Summer. The website will be updated with the new information.

Email Lists

We’re looking at improving and consolidating email lists to make sure everyone gets the right information in a timely manner.

Upcoming Project

The ministry will look into creating event planning and activity tracking checklists.

Communications Committee Meeting Sunday, May 26th

Social Media, Social, Network, Internet AddictionThe Communications Committee will have its monthly meeting this Sunday. The meeting will take place following the 10:30 service in the Choir Room.

Stop by and join us!

Communications Ministry Annual Report 2018

Communications Ministry 2018 Annual Report
Communications Ministry Overview
The Communications Ministry serves to facilitate communications both within our congregation as
well as to the general public. Our team focuses on digital communications and also assists with
conventional communication methods.

Ministry members
Our ministry members include: Ted Ruchalski (Chair), John Talipsky Sr. (Vice Chair), Frances Hart,
Donna Talipsky, Carla Strott, Navar Steed, Erica Harris, and Jeannette Best-Nunez (vestry liason).
Starla Franks serves as youth consultant.

2018 Accomplishments
Our focus for 2018 has been a complete overhaul of our StEdwardsOnline.org website. We moved to
our own hosting solution which enabled us to implement a modern, interactive site. This includes
utilizing a WordPress theme allowing each ministry to post directly to the site. Our goal is for the
website to be everyone’s first stop for any information related to St. Edwards’s.

2019 Goals
For 2019 we would like to drive more participation from every ministry. We would like the website to
become self sustaining, allowing the communications ministry to focus on other areas including social
media and advertising to help promote our events and grow our church.
If you are interested in contributing your time and talent to our ministry, contact Ted Ruchalski at 678-
694-7687 or at StEdTed@ruchala.com.

Information Technology Annual Report 2018

Information Technology at St Edwards 2018
This is a review of technology infrastructure updates at St Edward’s during 2018.

We continued to update our Internet access capabilities, and extended more reliable wireless access to
all church areas, particularly to the Nave. We installed a new wireless access point above the Nave and
entrance area. This provides very high-speed access to the Internet in the entire Nave and front
entrance area. An additional common access point was added in the Parish Hall, so that we now have a
single access ID with the StEds-GUEST signon throughout all areas.

We are now providing excellent internet access throughout the entire church campus
Continuing Thanks to Ted Ruchalski for helping to keep our infrastructure up and running, and also
providing Website support.
John Talipsky, SR.

2018 Mikell Folk School

Camp Mikell Fall Folk School 2018      Enameling

Tucked away in the Northeast Georgia mountains,
Camp Mikell offers the only folk school in Georgia!

    Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21, 2018

The website link for the registration and more info:

http://campmikell.com/mikell-folk-school/class-offerings/

Welcome to GriefShare

We welcome you to our Grief Support Ministry group. We will help you find your way through the loss of a family member or friend. It is our hope that you will join us for one of our Grief Support workshops and share your story as you navigate through the years of being without those you love.