Online News Submissions
Welcome to the First Parish online submission page for publicizing your event in The Sunday News, FP Announce, and/or the Meeting House News.
Please review the guidelines below to the online process. Since all your information needs to be completed at one time, Preparation Worksheets are available to help with the details. Once you are ready, please complete the online submission form at the bottom of this page.
- What – if you are unclear as to whether your event can be submitted, please review “What may I submit…” below.”
- Deadlines – submissions are due by NOON as noted below.
- FP Announce – Noon, Friday of previous week
- Sunday News – Noon, Wednesday of previous week
- Meeting House Newsletter (MHN) – Noon, on the deadline date. For deadline and publication dates, see table below
- Preparation – Because it is not possible to save your submission and return later to change or complete it, we recommend the following:
- Please have all information ready and approved by your committee or sponsoring organization before completing the online form.
- Plan ahead and allow additional time for committee review and approval (we recommend a week).
- Preparation Worksheet, we recommend using a submission checklist to catch all the details:
FP Announce – Submission checklist
Sunday News – Submission checklist
Meeting House News – Submission checklist
- Room – You must submit a room reservation and receive a room confirmation before starting your online submission. You can access the Room Reservation form here.
- Sponsor – You will need the name of the organization/committee at First Parish in Concord that is sponsoring the event.
- Image(s) – Images make a very big difference in the readability of your submission. It is not possible to upload images here, but you can email a JPEG or PNG image to the publication’s editor. Send only as an attachment. Please –
- Use the Event Title and Event Date in the SUBJECT line.
- Send image, either a JPEG or PNG image file, as an attachment. It is very helpful if the image filename identifies the submission (example: WPA_Dec10.jpeg or Celeb_Sunday.png).
- For FP Announce, please email to the editor firstname.lastname@example.org. For the Meeting House News, please email to the editor email@example.com.
- Review – You cannot change your submission after you submit, so please review carefully before pressing Submit.
What may I submit for publication in First Parish communications?
The MHN, Sunday News and FP Announce are reserved for events at First Parish, events sponsored by First Parish or something that falls under a staff member or First Parish Committee or Group. We hold to this policy, but if you feel your event deserves special consideration or are not sure whether your announcement fits in this guideline, please contact the appropriate staff member for clarification before you submit your message. If your submission does not fall within this guideline, the church office would be glad to print your write-up for the First Parish bulletin board. Please email or drop off a printable final form to the church office. We are glad to help as best we can.
MHN Deadlines and Publication Dates
Note: For the June submission, include all information for the months of July and August, and the first week of September.
Online Submission Forms
The Sunday News (click through to form)
Meeting House Newsletter (click through to form)
Submitting online allows us to streamline the preparation required for these publications. Thank you!