Parish Communicators' Annual Information Day: March 17, 2012
We attended this very information session and learned some very useful tips to use for our St. Barnabas website. We discussed several ways to publicize our events in the diocese and learned that the diocese also provides training programs on an on-going basis.We also reviewed the new Diocesan website; which is very user friendly and helpful.It is in English only at the moment, but will be translated in time.There are 3 main portals: Serve (blue), Pray (yellow), and Grow (green).The photos posted are a mix of ‘real’ and ‘staged’.They have an Events Calendar that is available for parishes to submit special dates to.They also have a FaceBook page and U-tube posts.We are also posted on the site under the ‘Parishes’ listing where there is a link to our website.Please see the link to it on our ‘Services’ page or you can go directly to it athttp://www.montreal.anglican.ca
At the moment, our St. Barnabas website is ranked #1 by Yahoo, Google and MSN in search results; with a total of 572 hits to date, the most being on the ‘Home’ page – 370, then ‘About us’ – 87 and third, being ‘Services’ – 28. We look forward to improving the site and making sure that it offers what you want to see. Please let us know your ideas or suggestions to make our website more useful.
2013 Special Events:
Catherine Gilbert's Fundraising Walk
To follow Catherine on her 800 km Camino walk to raise funds for Our Harbour, click on thislink
Catheriner was featured on the Montrealer of the Week on CBC on or around April 19th. If you missed it, you can view it by clicking on thislink
The 'Project Move Committee' held a 'Moving Day - Consignment Sale' on February 25th, in order to help those who needed to part with some belongings before making their move to the new residence. An endeavour like this required many people working together who all had the same goal - making the move easier for our seniors. The sale was a great success! Many parishioners from various St. Lambert parishes have already moved here and are slowly getting settled in their new homes. In addition to achieving our main goal, the donations raised from this sale go towards reducing our share of the St. Barnabas Church Restoration Project funding. Donations raised to date total $1845, and are still climbing!