Beginning the week of Monday, October 3, Central’s weekly newsletter – The Visitor – will be printed every other week. This will be true for both the online and the U.S.-mailed paper copies. This change is due to many factors. In the last five years – including the pandemic – our world has changed greatly, as has our staff configuration at the church. We are doing more and more communicating digitally and thus are able to send out
information quicker, easier, and in a variety of ways. Since we first began the online option nearly 10 years ago, we have been sending out weekly digital as well as mail-out copies for those who wanted them. In the last several years, however, more people are converting from the paper copy to the digital one. Additionally, since the pandemic, there are many weeks when church staff is working harder to find content for a weekly newsletter. Mostly, however, this change will allow our office staff to work more effectively and efficiently in helping us carry out the ministries of the church.
That said, we are confident that this change will not affect anyone’s ability to be informed by whatever we communicate about what is happening within our faith family. To help ensure this is the case:
We are making this announcement now to provide sufficient time for everyone to prepare for the change;
We will continue printing and mailing a copy of the every-other-week newsletter to whomever wishes to receive one;
We will most likely send out brief updates through our email marketing service on the “off weeks” when The Visitor is not printed;
We will make sure two week’s-worth of calendar information is in every Visitor (and we may utilize the Sunday worship bulletins and Connect sheets in new ways);
Anyone who receives a mailed copy and feels they are not getting necessary information from the church can contact the church at any time.