Like an usher’s greeting or the sanctuary’s appearance, publications are important to first impressions, said the Rev. Milton Proctor of Garner Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
The church has a colorful bulletin/newsletter that Proctor said he designs and prints each week on his home equipment.
Proctor said he uses a computer, PageMaker software, a scanner and a color printer. Proctor said he prints about 55 copies a week and has learned techniques to keep costs down, such as using an ink-saving setting to make cartridges last longer.
The labor on the publications is worth it, the pastor said.
“We try to make them attractive and unique and a blessing,” Proctor said.
He prints a color photo related to a church activity on the front page each week. A recent one pictured youths attending the Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast.
Proctor said a 15-year-old in his church is helping him teach a computer class for the congregation, and one of the goals he’s set for pupils is to learn to do the bulletin.
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