Ever feel like people aren’t getting your message?

Despite your best efforts, does someone still say, “I never heard about that”?

Well, we have some ideas that just might help get your message heard.

Join us in the District Training Room (2nd floor, 3600 Chain Bridge Road) each third Thursday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. for communications workshops packed with practical examples and real life solutions for today’s busy church communicators.

Who Should Come?

Third Thursdays are designed for anyone who works on church bulletins, websites, newsletters, social media, and more! Send staff. Send volunteers. Come yourself. Communication is a critical part of ministry. Third Thursdays are designed to help your church learn best practices, ask questions, and improve your communication with your congregation and your community.

Dates and Topics:

  • 9/21—Communications Best Practices
  • 10/19—Websites
  • 11/16—Facebook
  • 1/18—Facebook Advertising
  • 2/15—Email Marketing
  • 4/19—Easy Graphic Design

Sessions will be lead by Cynthia Lopynski, Bi-District Program Coordinator and former Communications Director at Floris UMC and Kim Johnson, Bi-District Communications Coordinator and freelance web and print designer.
Questions? Contact Cynthia (cynthialopynski@vaumc.org) or Kim (kimjohnson@vaumc.org)


Space is limited at Third Thursdays, so registration is required. There is no cost for these training events, but we must have your registration by the Monday before each event to ensure that materials are prepared and we have a space for you. Register by following this link: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/thirdthurs or using the Register button above.

Questions about Third Thursdays? Please email kimjohnson@vaumc.org.



Session 1:  Communications Best Practices

The files below are available for download as PDFs. If you are looking for editable versions, please visit our Third Thursdays Dropbox Folder HERE

Session 2:  Websites

Session 3:  Facebook

Session 4:  Facebook Advertising

Session 5:  Email Marketing