E-News Submission Instructions

We want to help promote thoughts, ideas, events, prayers and anything else that is important in the life of our Presbytery, Member Congregations, Partner Ministries and Worshipping Communities.  In order to do that, we are working to update our E-News format to make it easier to access, read and share.

We will no longer be publishing a PDF file format for the newsletter.

We are listening

We have clearly heard from you.  Community is important.  Communications is important.  Time is precious.

  • We ask that you partner with us as we experiment with new formats and styles.
  • What is not working?  We can’t anticipate all circumstances.  If something is not working for you, tell us so we can find ways to address it.
  • What do you like?  (We need to know when we get something right too!)
  • Do you have any ideas on who to do this better?

Instructions for contributing to the Albany Presbytery E-News

We strive to send out 2 E-News releases a month.  Please send all submissions to the office at: info@albanypresbytery.org

Events:

Please send us the details for the Event in a format that we can easy cut and paste from to lessen the chance of errors  when uploading the details into our website.  This would include:

  • Event name
  • Date & Time
  • Location including venue name & address
  • Cost
  • Contact for questions including: Name, email, phone & website when available
  • Details for the website: what is the purpose of the event?

If you have a flyer, we will create an image of it and then include the image of the flyer and the details on our Calendar on the Albany Presbytery website.  We will provide links to those events with the E-News.  

Further promotion of your event: You can also write an article or blog post about your event which will be ALSO shared in the E-News.

Articles:

These topics will be best shared through our Blog site of the Albany Presbytery website.  These blog posts will be shared in the E-News.

In order to contribute to our Blog site, we will need the following:

  1. A title for your blog post/article
  2. An image/picture for your post (that will go at the beginning
    of the article and will be used when promoting)
  3. Your article
  4. A head picture of you
  5. A little blurb about you.  A couple of sentences that is more personal.  This picture and blurb will be added at the end of the article and it helps the reader connect on a more personal level.

You can learn more here:

Blogging with the Albany Presbytery – https://albanypresbytery.org/blogging-with-the-albany-presbytery/

If you have questions about blogging, you can also reach out directly to Kim Deal, Communications Manager, Albany Presbytery at communications@albanypresbytery.org.

Caring for One Another:

We don’t have a place yet on our website to point people to prayer requests which would be in addition to our prayer calendar.  But we are working to find a way for this.

Please send all prayer list submissions to the office at: info@albanypresbytery.org

You can find more information about our E-News Editions on our website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@albanypresbytery.org or 518-273-4991.

Kim Pres Blog PicKim is the Communications Manager for the Albany Presbytery.  Outside of this role, she is passionate about her family and inspiring people to grow and contribute in meaningful ways.  You can reach Kim at communications@albanypresbytery.org.

About Kim Deal

Kim was the Communications Manager for the Albany Presbytery from 2015-2019. Outside of her role, she is passionate about her family and inspiring people to grow and contribute in meaningful ways. She also attends Brunswick Church where she enjoys singing with the women's ensemble, Grace Alone.

The purpose of the Albany Presbytery Blog is to share information, tell stories, and promote the mission and ministry of the presbytery, synod and beyond. While the breadth of this medium is intentionally broad, it is not a platform for opinion pieces related to business coming before the presbytery unless designed as part of an initiative to provide a diversity of viewpoints at the direction of the presbytery. Exceptions to this policy may be brought to the presbytery officers who will determine appropriateness of submissions.