Presbytery eNews


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Submission Guidelines

The Presbytery publishes a monthly electronic newsletter called the Presbytery of the Genesee Valley eNews.

The eNews includes information such as a message from the Presbytery Leader, interesting information from the congregations, upcoming events, profiles of Presbytery Churches, and a list of new Resource Center acquisitions. We encourage churches to send us information regarding the above, as well as help wanted, items wanted, and items available to donate. The deadline for submission is be the first of every month.

The eNews will be posted on the Presbytery website approximately the 10th of every month. Notifications will be distributed electronically via a link to the following notification list:

  • clergy,
  • commissioned pastors,
  • committee chairs,
  • clerks of sessions,
  • church offices,
  • newsletter editors

We invite you to be an eNews subscriber! Please contact Lisa Bennett at [email protected] to be added to the notification list.

Please share in the Presbytery as broadly as possible. Here are some ways it might be shared:

  • Post the link in your church’s newsletter.
  • Copy selected articles for your church’s newsletter.
  • Forward it to your congregational e-mail list.
  • Print out copies as handouts.
  • Post it on your bulletin boards.
  • Encourage people to request that they be added to the notification list.

Guidelines for Submissions to the Presbytery of Genesee Valley eNews

Submissions are welcomed and encouraged. Items to be included must be relevant to:

  • a congregation within the Presbytery,
  • a Presbytery committee,
  • a special mission supported by the Presbytery,
  • or a Presbytery corporation.

We will also publish information about opportunities for clergy and lay people being offered by local, regional and national groups as appropriate.

Please follow these guidelines for submissions:

  • Electronic submission only by the first of every month to Lisa Bennett at [email protected]
  • No more than 250 words (One double-spaced page with 1″ margins is 300 to 350 words.)
  • Documents in MS Word or .rtf  formats – no PDF, as it must be able to be manipulated/edited
  • Book titles in italics
  • Times formatted as a.m. or p.m.; use noon instead of 12 p.m.
  • Pictures of events are welcome; jpeg format is best
  • Links are encouraged

We are looking in particular for information from churches, including:

  • Church Happenings—upcoming events and reports on past events
  • Help Wanted—Job openings in churches
  • Give and Take—Items needed by churches and ministries and items to be given away
  • Special stories that you think might be of interest to the Presbytery

The deadline for each issue is the first of the month; the publication date is approximately the tenth of the month. All submissions are subject to gentle editing to accommodate AP Style Writing. Please note that we reserve the right to edit content for grammatical errors and pictures (size only).

If you would like more information pertaining to grammar specifics, visit the OWL Purdue Writing Lab website.