I didn’t go back and view all the non-tiny UU churches to find the best larger-than-tiny UU church website, but I may have stumbled over it. (My opinion for best tiny UU church website.) It puts a visitor’s needs up at the top, gives me the information and images I want (in the amount I… Continue reading Best church website in the UUA?
Though it is a little thin on content, especially for a readership outside the United Kingdom, take a quick look at Church Computer Online There’s relatively little on the web reviewing church-related software, so I’ll watch and wait for more.
Since I made the point with very small churches, I won’t rehearse why I think having a good website is important. Indeed, with my new spare time, I’ll be going back and cleaning up my own backyard(s). But I’ll also be reporting on other discrete groups of websites, namely those in Canada (overall underwhelming), the… Continue reading Best websites among . . .
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
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?
I know: poor little rich Janet Jackson. And what all her family has been through. And then there’s Justin. We know he just can’t help it. But at HealYourChurchWesite.com there’s another lesson to be learned from the antics at the Superbowl, and it might affect your church. Like media companies who look within their great… Continue reading Does your church website flash a breast?
Lifestyle evangelism, or, as Channing might put it, “evangelism by character”, isn’t new. But applying it subtly via the Internet is gaining currency: enough to attract the Other Newspaper, that is, the New York Times. Click here to see “Tucked Behind the Home Page, a Call to Worship” by John Leland, in today’s print and… Continue reading NY Times Reports on Lifestyle Evangelism via Internet
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
It took me a while – a learning curve, you know – but I am making this entry while dialed-up from within the Linux Mandrake 9.1 division on my home computer. Some people make a religion out of Linux, but I’m just cheap and want to keep fresh without spending (too much) money. This machine… Continue reading Live from Linux
I rarely talk up commercial products, but a piece of open source software doesn’t count, does it? I’m talking about the new release of OpenOffice.org — both the address of the webpage and the name of the software — which I use at home and which we use at the church to produce the newsletter… Continue reading A goodie for poor churches and broke seminarians