The Communications Committee is a consolidation of the various Newtown Meeting communications functions: announcements, press releases, monthly newsletter, display media (bulletin boards), social media (Facebook) and the website. By having these functions together under one umbrella we are able to streamline communications processes and create systems for curating and updating information in a timely and efficient manner. These systems enable Newtown Meeting members and attenders to access the information they need in the way that works best for them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who receives emails at communications@ newtownfriendsmeeting.org?
Four members of the Communications Committee receive all messages sent to this address. Each member oversees different channels of communication and distributes the message through that channel as appropriate.
- Rich Richardson – Newsletter
- Tim Mammel – Website and Facebook
- Andy Rowan – Recorder
- Sharon Hulihan – Bulletin Board, Website calendars, Facebook and Weekly Announcements.
When should I email communications @newtownfriendsmeeting.org?
Use this address to submit information you would like posted to the website; included in the newsletter; announced at the rise of meeting; displayed on the bulletin board; and/or emailed to the community. Use this address to communicate news, information, events, or photos about events relating to Newtown Meeting or in the wider Quaker community. The Communications Committee will curate items and determine which are the most appropriate channels for information-sharing.
Additionally, use this address to communicate changes in address, phone numbers or email. If you move, change your email address, or get a new phone number it is important that you let us know so that we can update our records to stay in touch with you.
Are there submission deadlines?
Yes! Items must be received by the dates listed below:
Announcements Friday noon before Sunday.
Bulletin Board No set deadline.
Newsletter Friday following meeting for business.
Quakerphernalia Email must be received by 9thday of the month preceding the event.
A word about Announcements – Announcements should focus on events within the next month that are sponsored by the Meeting. Announcements are often most meaningful when shared by those who are most closely involved. If you will not be present at the rise of meeting, submit the information to the communications email address by noon Friday.
A word about Facebook – Events, photos, and articles of interest to the Quaker community may be posted as well as reflections on events attended. If you are on Facebook and a member of the Newtown Monthly Meeting Updates and More private group, you are invited to post the item to the Facebook group yourself. Facebook posts can include events happening at Newtown Meeting or in the larger Quaker Community. If you are not already a member of the group but are on Facebook, click this link and then click the “Join Group” button.
A word about the Newsletter – Anyone can contribute content to the newsletter, including articles, member features, photos and book reviews directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow this link for current and past monthly newsletters .
A word about the Bulletin Board – A list of the First Day speakers and matters related to Newtown meeting are posted each month. Announcements are gleaned from the PYM and Pendle Hill calendar, Peace Center events, and information about Mercer Street Friends. Postings will also include social justice and climate change concerns.
How do I share something that I want to be included in the newsletter?
You can submit the information to us at Communications @NewtownFriendsMeeting.org (if you are copying and pasting from this link make sure to remove the space before the @ symbol.) The deadline for these items is the Wednesday before the first Sunday of the month. The Communications Committee reserves the right to curate announcements and determine which is the most appropriate media to share information.
What is the best way to find information on the Newtown Meeting website?
There are two ways to navigate your way around the website. The first is to use the tabs at the top of the webpage. The other is to use the search bar. Just type your search terms into the bar and the search results will be displayed.