Friends of Sheldon
Mon 20 November 2017
Sheldon is an independent charity so we depend greatly on the generosity of our Friends - 710 wonderful people at the last count. At our Community morning prayers in chapel we pray for Friends on a monthly cycle, and we know many of our Friends hold us and our ministry in their prayers too. It means a great deal to us. And last year Friends donated over £70,000 to the charity's Ministry Fund - we literally couldn't do it without them.
As a meagre act of reciprocation we send Friends a newsletter a couple of times a year, usually around Advent and Petertide. The Advent 2017 edition has been through a re-design for various reasons, and we would love to know what Friends think about it. The reasons behind the redesign were as follows
- We needed to change to a different software which is (a) cheaper and (b) more members of the Community can use. (So it has been moved from Adobe InDesign to Microsoft Publisher.)
- We wanted to scale down from the A4 format to the A5 format to make it easier to post and have better 'pick-me-up' appeal both around Sheldon, and friends/churches of Friends. It should also be a bit cheaper to produce and post.
- To continue the harmonisation of styling across Sheldon's print and online communications
- To make it easier to read and dip into by increasing the number and decreasing the length of the articles, and including more images.
Please do leave a comment to tell us what you like about the new format, any suggestions for how we could improve it next time round, and any subjects you'd like us to include articles on.
And if you haven't seen it yet, then perhaps you'd like to consider joining as a Friend of Mary and Martha to support the Sheldon ministry? More details here .