News Submission Guideline Basics

Download a PDF of the guidelines here.

For MHN, Sunday News, and FP Weekly

The editors, Sarah and Wendy, ask your help in reducing the over 100 monthly submissions received collectively for the Meeting House News (monthly), Sunday News (insert) and FP Weekly (weekly email) by adhering to the basic guidelines below. We appreciate your help.

Guidelines for Publicizing Events at First Parish

Please send your final form entry and images as attachments by the deadline or earlier. Word limit is 100 and images can be either JPEG or PNG. Send your final entry as an attached file in Word or Text file format. If you are using Pages on a Mac, you will need to “Save As” to a Word (.doc/.docx) or Text (.txt) file format. We cannot use PDFs, so please do not send your article as a PDF.

Review the Brochure

Please review the brochure “Publicizing Events at First Parish of Concord” for details and upcoming dates, and review previous issues for examples.

The brochure is located on the small table outside the church office or can be downloaded here. Be sure to distribute to new committee members! Any questions, please contact the editors. Thank you for your help.

Deadlines and Production Dates

Meeting House Newsletter

IssueDeadlinePublication
2019
May9-Apr-1917-Apr-19
Jun*21-May-1929-May-19
Sep20-Aug-1928-Aug-19
Oct17-Sep-1925-Sep-19
Nov15-Oct-1923-Oct-19
Dec12-Nov-1920-Nov-19
2020
Jan10-Dec-1918-Dec-19
Feb21-Jan-2029-Jan-20
Mar18-Feb-2026-Feb-20
Apr17-Mar-2025-Mar-20
May21-Apr-2029-Apr-20
Jun*19-May-2027-May-20
Sep18-Aug-2026-Aug-20

* Include information for June, July, August and first week of September.

FP Weekly Deadline: Noon Friday for the following week

Sunday News Deadline: Noon Wednesday before Sunday service

Once complete, send submission to each editor as needed: Sarah Burns (Sunday News and FP Weekly),  and Wendy Wolfberg (Meeting House News). Please ask us sooner than later, if you have questions. And, be sure to leave time for your committee’s review, if needed.