A quick look at the Valdosta website

Responding to Anna’s comment: Given that I went to the University of Georgia you might not think I would have anything nice to say about Ultima Thule Valdosta, but the state university there is quite good, and (as we all know in the Peach State) that’s where they grow the football players. In fact, Unitarian… Continue reading A quick look at the Valdosta website

The best welcome to a small church?

Yesterday, in a fit of enthusiasm, I reviewed each website for United States Unitarian Universalist Association membership congregations thirty-five members and fewer, and those which are aspiring for membership, known as “emerging congregations.” (I excluded federated churches on the grounds that the total parish was, in each case, larger than thirty-five.) Why did I review… Continue reading The best welcome to a small church?

Some programs for church work

Now that I’m getting used to Linux, and particular the Mandrake 9.1 distro, I’m learning to compile software – software most useful for church work. In particular, I have found software for printing sheet music, advanced desktop publishing, and databases, plus the server-side church administration software I mentioned earlier. Just a few notes for what… Continue reading Some programs for church work

An offer: church membership management software

OK, here’s the deal. If you are a member of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, and are serving a church or membership organization that needs new membership software, I’ll be happy to let you try out my new toy, Infocentral, a “PHP/MySQL membership and management database intended for use by churches and non-profit organizations to… Continue reading An offer: church membership management software

OpenOffice.org is great for churches

Let me repeat what I’ve said before: OpenOffice.org is the open-source option for word processing, drawing, spreadsheets, and presentations (like P***r P***t) that many people have been looking for. See Best Practices for Christian Churches. [site defunct]

Blog entry of sorts

In a sense, many ministers blog; that is, write a newsletter column that finds its way online. Here’s mine for September. Minister’s Moment: “Speak the Truth in Love”

Church websites using MT

Following up on some earlier comments: I got the idea for using Movable Type for the church website from Heal Your Church Website � the newest entry is a suggestion on what to do in lieu of an “under construction” church webpage � whose owner does it for his own church, Redland Baptist Church, Rockville,… Continue reading Church websites using MT