UMC maintains two lists for email sharing of church information.
Weekly Newsletter Email
Pastor Kate Heinzel sends out a mid-week newsletter via email with a short devotional, scripture, and news about what’s going on at UMC, the broader Mennonite Church, and in our community. Everyone (regardless of your affiliation with UMC) is welcome to subscribe to the newsletter. Click here to provide your name and email and subscribe. You can choose to unsubscribe at any time. You can also view the latest newsletter content by clicking on the web sidebar for Pastor Kate’s Mid-Week News.
Church Email Sharing List
We also maintain a Google Group for email congregational sharing. This list is for those who are more actively engaged in the community life of the church. You must be a member of the group to share information with others in the group. Once you are a member of the group you can share with others in the group simply by sending an email.
Subscribing to the Sharing List
Request to join group by completing this short online form.
Once approved by the group administrator, you will be added to the list and receive a confirming email.
How Sharing Works
You can share with the group by sending an email to email@example.com. If you have multiple email addresses, you must be sure to send the email from the email account that is a member of group. If you try to send from an email account that is not a member of the group, your message will not be distributed to others in the group.
The sharing group can be used for the following types of messages:
- Prayer requests and other personal sharing
- Weekly worship bulletins
- UMC announcements
- Conference or church-wide announcements
- Community announcements related to the mission of UMC
Sharing in the group should have broad appeal to the general UMC community. Messages that are meant for a specific person or group of recipients should be sent directly to those persons–not the group.
Replying to Messages Received from the Sharing Group
When you receive an email from the group you can reply to just the person who sent the email by using Reply or you can reply to everyone in the group by using Reply to All. Remember that sending to the group sends an email to about 120+ individuals. Please use Reply to All only if your reply is meant for the entire group and not just the original sender. In many cases, replying just to the original sender is the appropriate choice. Before you reply to all, make sure you really intend for your response to go to everyone. It’s generally a good practice, with any email communication, to double check the recipients in the To: field of your message before you click Send, making sure your message is going to only your intended recipients.