A new 60-second video message from the United Church of
Christ will help kick-off the Stillspeaking Ministry's
National Friend-Raising Weekend, Nov. 5-7.
"We will launch our next video ad
on Friday, Nov. 5, with the help of members and friends who
will share it with millions across the internet," says the
Rev. Felix Carrion, coordinator of the UCC's Stillspeaking
Ministry. "As we learned earlier this year, our best
broadcasting arsenal is our members' enthusiasm to advance our
messages forward via social networking."
The new commercial, which is now
in production, will be the centerpiece of a special
'friend-raising' emphasis on Nov. 7. Members are asked
to be intentional about inviting others to join them at church
services that day. A special bundle of promotional items is
being offered at a 50 percent discount to help prepare
churches for the visitors that arrive.
We are asking churches to promote
Nov. 7 as Stillspeaking Friend-Raising Sunday, a day set aside
to be intentional about inviting our family, friends and
neighbors to come to church with us," Carrion says. "Then, we
want to hear how the day went, so we can announce a tally for
the entire denomination."