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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."
After services on Nov. 7, all UCC churches will be invited to record their visitor tally online at On Tuesday, Nov. 9, a national count of visitors will be announced in the UCC's weekly Keeping You e-Posted e-newsletter.
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