Communications

Since its establishment in 1876, St. Paul’s has sought to share with the parish, the community and beyond its vision of God’s love and of what it means to serve as the hands and feet of Christ in the world. As a consequence, an important aspect of the work of the church has always involved communications.

Currently, parishioners connect with the church through a number of communications channels, highlighted below. Click the links below to access more detailed information.

General Communications Policies. Highlights of St. Paul’s communications policies, approved by the Vestry in August 2015, are posted for reference by anyone interested in communicating with the parish. The approved document includes guidelines for email and social media. Policies and guidelines for digital communications with youth are also included.

ParishLife is a monthly four- to eight-page-plus-inserts full-color printed publication. A digital version is made available online as soon as the approved file goes to the printer.

ParishLight is a weekly newsletter emailed from the church’s Constant Contact account on Wednesday afternoons.

The Transitions section, published weekly in ParishLight and monthly in ParishLife, lists births, baptisms, new members, marriages and deaths of parishioners and immediate family members of parishioners, including parents, children, brothers, sisters, grandparents and grandchildren. Staff members and their immediate family members are also included in Transitions.

Special Alerts. St. Paul’s subscribes to Omnilert, a messaging system that allows the church to make mass phone calls and send mass text and email messages to registered users. Parishioners are encouraged to create an account.

St. Paul’s printed Member Directory is available at the front desk for use by parishioners in contacting fellow parishioners individually and in carrying out the ministries of the church.

Web Sites. In addition to the primary site at stpaulswinstonsalem.org, St. Paul’s Preschool has a site at preschool.stpaulswinstonsalem.org. The Director of Youth Ministries maintains a web site at speyouth.org.

Social Media Accounts. St. Paul’s primary social media channel is a Facebook public group page. There is also a St. Paul’s Facebook page that can be used for checking in at the church.

Service Leaflets. The church publishes a printed service leaflet for each regular worship service, as well as for special services, weddings and funerals.

ParishWeek is a weekly supplement to Sunday service leaflets containing the day’s readings from the lectionary, formation class information, events announcements, prayer lists, altar flowers memorials, the Crisis Control Gift of the Month, and lists of parishioners celebrating birthdays and anniversaries in the coming week.

A Pastoral Note is an emailed message sent periodically, with permission of the family, to announce the death of a parishioner.

Youth News is a weekly emailed newsletter from the Director of Youth Ministries sent on Wednesday afternoons. The mailing list includes youth from sixth through twelfth grades and their parents.

The Children’s Ministries Newsletter is a monthly emailed newsletter from the Director of Children’s Ministries sent on or near the first of the month. The mailing list includes parents of infants through fifth graders.

Other Emailed News and Announcements. St. Paul’s sends occasional email messages to promote services, programs and events, to call for volunteers and to announce news.

Brochures and Flyers. Throughout the year, the Communications Director and, occasionally, Communications Committee volunteers, produce brochures and flyers to promote selected programs and events.

Bulletin Boards. St. Paul’s has three primary bulletin boards located in the stairway leading from the first to the third floor. They are used exclusively to promote ministries and events sponsored or co-sponsored by St. Paul’s.