o Subscribe Yourself Using Get Connected! Form
o Leader Subscribes You to a Group
o List of Groups at St. John's
o Confirmation Web Page
o Sample Email in Response to Get Connected Subscriptions
o Sample ChurchPost Email
These are the instructions for St. John's members and others to use the email system from ChurchPost. ChurchPost will allow the leaders of a St. John's ministry or committee (Group in ChurchPost speak) to send out emails to members of their ministry and, if desired, to other persons interested in the ministry. The goal is to allow better communication between the leaders of a ministry and their members. This is a proactive way to send information to the Subscribers. ChurchPost complements the passive communication through the writing of a web page by the leader which provides information that is always available for a member to access.
The members of the ministry will receive the mail at their preferred email address. The leaders of the Groups can add subscribers to the Group's email list. If the decision is to restrict subscribers to members of the ministry then the leader can delete non-members who try to subscribe to the Group.
The process for getting on a Group's email list is either:
o Subscribe Yourself- using the Get Connected Form.
o Leader Subscribe - to have the leader add you to the email list for a given ministry.
Subscribe Yourself Using Get Connected Form:
To subscribe yourself to a Group (i.e., ministry or committee) or Groups:
o Click-on the Get Connected Form link to a separate web page.
o Enter your First Name, Last Name, and email address twice.
o Click-on "My Groups" to get a list of the Groups to which you can Subscribe (i.e., join).
o Check those on the list to which you want to Subscribe by clicking-on the box for each.
o You can get a brief description of a group by mousing-over the name of the Group.
o After making your selections, click-on the [Update Subscriptions] button.
o This will take you to a web page that notes that you will receive an email with the subscription changes and that you must click-on the "please click here" link to confirm your changes.
o After confirming your changes you will get an email from the current leader of each Group to which you subscribed.
o Note: If a Group decides to restrict emails to the members of the Group (e.g., committee or ministry) then you can not join the Group and your email connection to the Group will be cancelled.
Leader Subscribes You to the Group:
Once the leader of a ministry/Group has your name and email address, she can add you as a Subscriber to her Group. She can get your email from:
a. The Church's list of email addresses,
b. The Subscriber list in ChurchPost if you are a subscriber to another Group,
c. A request for your email in a ministry meeting.
d. An email request by you to the leader or the Webmaster to be added to a Group.
Keep in mind that Groups (i.e., ministries) may have different restrictions:
o Restricted only to members of the Group, e.g., the Vestry, or
o Restricted only to Registered Users of the St. John's website, or
o Restricted only to members of St. John's Parish, or
o Unrestricted, i.e., any one interested in the ministry can join whether a member of St. John's or not.
If you do not want to continue in a Group, each email from the leader will contain an "Unsubscribe immediately" link at the bottom. This link will take you to a page where you not only can unsubscribe from any or all groups, you can block any future emails from ChurchPost.
If you have any questions please email the Webmaster or call John Tower at 248-548-4594.
List of Groups at St. John's:
List of Public Groups with Leaders and (No. of Subscribers) as of Oct. 17, 2011:
o Acolytes - Dan Martin (0)
o Adult Education Committee - Jennifer Bruns & Rosemary Spatafora (4)
o AIDS Ministry - Gloria Brown (6)
o Altar Guild - Kathy Stricker (0)
o Blood Bank Committee - Lillian Melville (0)
o Bread Baking Ministry - Rev. Deacon Tim Spannaus (18)
o Chancel Choir - Rob Styberski (19)
o Children's Choir - Cheri Whalen (0)
o Christian Education:
o Godly Play - Jennifer Wooford (0)
o Living the Good News - (0)
o Youth Ministry - Paul - (0)
o Church History - Richard Leslie (1)
o Circle of the Spirit - (0)
o Closers - H. Michael Falconer (8)
o Coffee Hour - Charlie Sharp (0)
o Communications Committee - Jennifer Wicker (0)
o Corporate Mission Committee - Lyynda Ebright (1)
o CROP Walk - Jennifer Bruns (0)
o Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) - Joe Bassett (1)
o Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) - Bruce Donigan (0)
o Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) - Barbara Heath (0)
o Eucharistic Ministry - Rev. Deacon Tim Spannaus (2)
o Eucharistic Visitors - Rev. Deacon Tim Spannaus (7)
o Finance Committee - Stasi Brown (0)
o Flower Delivery - Lynnda Ebright (0)
o Gardens & Grounds Committee - Barbara Thorton (0)
o Green Committee - Karen Brown (0)
o Guardian Alarm - Chris Moran (0)
o Healing Ministry - The Rev. Linda Northcraft (0)
o Kitchen Contracts - Chris Moran (0)
o Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers - Sandy Curtis (1)
o Liturgy Committee - The Rev. Linda Northcraft (0)
o Looking For Work Support Group (LFW) - Kevin McLogan (0)
o Maintenance Committee - Woodie Adams & Mike House (0)
o Mending Hearts - Jeffernell Howcott - (0)
o Minstry Schedule - Lillian Melville - (0)
o Mom2Mom Sale - Angela Freeman (1)
o New To You Board - Kathy Williams (1)
o New To You Resale Shop - Kathy Williams (1)
o News & Views - Ellen Ehrlich (0)
o Nursery/Cry Room -Timi Wittig (0)
o Oblation Presenters - Kirstin Curtis (0)
o Open Hands Board - John Avery (0)
o Open Hands Volunteers - John Avery (0)
o Pontiac School Project - Barbara Murray (0)
o Red Cup Society - Allison Sykes (0)
o Social Life Committee - Chris Sharp (0)
o South Oakland Shelter - Joyce Morey & Charlie Sharp (0)
o Stewardship Committee - Cathy Smith (0)
o Teller Ministry - Mark Valenti (0)
o Ushers - Collette Pariseau
o Web Page Committee - John Tower (0)
o Welcoming Committee - Mike Zumbaugh and Amy Franklin (0)
The following are Private Groups, i.e., only members of the Group can Subscribe:
o Compensation Committee.
o Audit Committee
Confirmation Web Page:
We have sent a confirmation email to [your email address]
To complete the subscription/unsubscription process,
you must confirm your changes by clicking on a link in this email
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Sample Email in Response to Get Connected! Subscriptions:
After clicking-on [Update Subscriptions] you will get an email similar to the following. Please click-on the "please click here" link to confirm your email address and desire to make these subscription changes. You can always Unsubscribe at the bottom of any email from ChurchPost.
To: [your email address]
Subject: Subscription Manager
Hello, You recently subscribed this email address (your email address) to the following group(s) at St. John's Episcopal Church:
- Episcopal Peace Fellowship
- AIDS Ministry
To confirm these changes to your subscription(s), please click here.
If you cannot click this link, you may copy and paste the following link into your browser:
If you did NOT make this request, please disregard this mailing.
ChurchPost Subscription Manager
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Sample ChurchPost Email:
The following is a sample email from ChurchPost with link at the bottom to Unsubscribe and Change your email address.
From: John Tower <
To: Sue Tower
Subject: Test of ChurchPost
This email was sent by St. John's Episcopal Church.
Email not displaying correctly? Click here.
This is a test message.
Note: The email is addressed to just this member of the Group, the whole list is not displayed and the individual member can not email the whole list. The capability, though, is available for subscribers to email the whole Group. We will review whether to add this capability after we get some experience with the basic ChurchPost.
If the Email message is not displaying correctly? then Click here will print it on a web page.
* "ministry" refers to any ministry, committee or other organized group at St. John's. ChurchPost will refer to what we call a "ministry" as a "Group".