Give your Bulletin Editor a Hug

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Celebrate Church Bulletin Editors Appreciation Week
This effort is formed to recognize the contributions of bulletin Editors to the church community, and to support their personal development. Church Bulletin Editor Appreciation Week is not yet widely observed in many workplaces and we are hopeful that it will catch on. Pastors and business managers are encouraged to arrange events to show their appreciation of the work carried out by bulletin editors, to highlight their importance and to enhance their work-related skills.

A day in the life
Parishioners have been known to take the church bulletin editor for granted. Little do they know that collecting ministry information, correcting run on sentences, listening to complaints for oversights, not reading minds, last minute changes and meeting the weekly deadline is an unappreciated job. And if her job isn’t hard enough they are given the additional task of updating the website.

All this and some say nobody reads the bulletin or checks the website. Right? WRONG.

Startling Facts About Your Website
If bulletins editors wonder if any one reads your bulletin think again according to a recent study.
“In an average week, one-in-five Americans share their religious faith online, about the same percentage that tune in to religious talk radio, watch religious TV programs or listen to Christian rock music. And nearly half of U.S. adults see someone else share their religious faith online in a typical week.
These are among the key findings from a survey conducted in May and June of 2014 that asked 3,217 adults from the Pew Research Center’s nationally representative American Trends Panel whether they had engaged in various kinds of religious activities during the previous week.”

Participation in Electronic and Offline Religious Activities

% of U.S. adults who participated in each activity in the past week
New media
Saw religion shared online 46%
Shared own faith online     20%
Old media
Watched religious television        23%
Listened to religious talk radio    20%
Listened to Christian rock   19%
Offline participation
Shared faith in real-life setting   40%
www.pewresearch.org

Source: American Trends Panel (wave 4). Survey conducted May 30-June 30, 2014.
Add this to your bulletin for Sunday, December 6 .

Wednesday December 17 is Bulletin Editor Day. Church Bulletin Editor Day highlights the important role of bulletin editors in all churches worldwide. This is not a secular holiday but the unofficial week to recognize the tireless efforts of your bulletin editor. Show her your appreciation.

About the Author: Thomas Miner is the President of Bartleby Press, Austin. TX. Bartleby Press provides bulletin publishing, church website service and more.

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