Communications Team Members Visit Chapel: You can help tell God’s story
How do we continue to tell the story of God? Some members of the church communications team visited the children and teens of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in chapel sharing ways to connect people to God through the website, social media, and printed materials.
Historian Linda Snow described gathering up our church’s history from 45 years ago. She told the story of our church being built on more than 11 acres. Children were amazed that our church started with a trailer. It was common to see cows grazing and looking into the windows of the trailer as people came together to worship. Linda is working to preserve pictures and documents that help us understand the ministry of our people. Looking at the past and seeing where we started guides us as a community of faith today.
Susan Kleinwechter, communications and publications coordinator, added more to the conversation by showing how we can tell the story of God at work at St. Martin today. Using modern communication methods, including website and social media, we can reach people near and far. Susan read from Matthew 28:19-20 of Jesus’ instructions to go and tell the story of God’s amazing love. We are charged with this call:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Susan and Linda told the children that they can be disciples in a different way by taking pictures and writing for the church website about faith at St. Martin’s. Scrapbooks of photos from our first church building sparked interest and questions about the history of St. Martin’s and how to use current technology like social media.
This visit was a great way to end a fun summer in Summer Children’s Chapel. The little chapel swelled with 37 children and teens and the happy group listened intently to the speakers. A big thank you goes to Susan and Linda and all the wonderful ministry volunteers who have shared the unique way that they serve God at St. Martin’s with children and teens. It has truly been a very memorable summer. Check out a few pics from this chapel service.