Communications

The West Virginia Conference Communications Team produces stories of ministry and shares them across several print, video and Internet mediums. If you would like to see your ministry featured, send us an e-mail

 

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Social Media

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There is a robust community that engages regularly with us via social media. “Like” our page on Facebookfollow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check out our photo and video resources on Flickr and YouTube.

Resources

The United Methodist Church launched a four-part advertising series across the U.S., offering an invitation for seekers to connect with local churches. The ads are present on television, billboards, digital platforms and mobile devices. 

Local churches can take part in the campaign during the Advent season by utilizing customizable outreach tools, available in English and Spanish, which carry the national advertising message.

Resources available at UMCom.org/advent include:

  • Up to 10,000 direct mail postcards for which churches only pay the mailing and postage costs
  • Free door hangers and invitation cards
  • Indoor and outdoor welcome banners and signs
  • A free downloadable resource package, which includes videos, worship and social media graphics, and a printable bulletin cover, door hanger, postcard and invitation card
>>Click here to download your free resources today!


Publications

Don't forget to visit the downloads page for digital media and publications that you can use now!

The Short Circuit (e-news)

Delivered to nearly 3900 inboxes every other Tuesday morning around the West Virginia Conference, The Short Circuit offers a biweekly look at the ministry and activity of the conference. It is an easy way to stay informed on Conference-wide news, events, and announcements. Please allow 10-14 days notice for enews publication of your submission.
Please e-mail submissions to us here. It's helpful if you include all logistical information (who, what, when, etc.) and a couple of sentences describing the event/announcement. If you would like the e-news delivered directly to your inbox, please sign up here.

The Monthly Circuit

Published ten times a year, this “nuts and bolts” piece includes important calendar dates, announcements and news from around the conference. It is designed to give church leaders the information they need to do the work of ministry as it relates to the Annual Conference. Signup to receive these publications digitally here. and view the archive online here.


The Mountain Circuit

Published four times a year, this quarterly full-color magazine seeks the creative, spiritually rich, in-depth life of the West Virginia Conference through photos, creative writing and art. The new print and media strategies, developed over the past year by the Conference Communications Team, continue the Methodist and Appalachian traditions of innovation and adaptation.

The communications team chose the image of the circuit-rider to honor our history and connection; and to remind us that the circuit-rider moved methodism forward. We welcome your liturgies, poems, reflections/essays, art and photos. 
Please 
e-mail submissions to us here. Circuit riders sparked a revolution! Signup to receive these publications digitally here. and view the archive online here.

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Need Help?

Not sure where to start with marketing your church and its ministry? Here's a great resource from United Methodist Communications that takes you through the process.

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