By Martin Kelley

 A few weeks ago I decided to spend my lunch hour wandering Philadelphia. It was a beautiful day and I headed east, toward the Old City neighborhood. I looped around Race Street and started west when I came to the compound of the Old First Reformed UCC Church.

It has an inviting courtyard surrounded by a low brick wall and cast iron fence. On the bars the congregation had put up a series of signs profiling members. The signs were well done but they were really just snapshots, and text on laminated paper held to the fence by twist ties. A couple of people could replicate this in an afternoon with tools most of us have--digital camera, printer, local copy shop. 

A few volunteers and $50 could create a campaign like this. What else could our meetings do with $50 and creativity and the real desire to reach out to our wider community? Let us know in the comments.



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Comment by QuakerQuaker on 9th mo. 14, 2011 at 12:45am
Caveat: Old First's campaign was well thought-out. To learn more or see how they use their website to complement the signs, see It's a very professional package but the raw ingredients cost almost nothing; impressive as it is, their website is a free WordPress install.
Comment by Jay Thatcher on 10th mo. 3, 2011 at 11:51pm
Our meeting made business cards with a color picture of the meeting house, web address, phone number, street address, worship time and a quote from Fox:  "Walk cheerfully..."  We also collected and printed some brief statements from local Friends on Why I Attend Meeting.  I'm pretty sure we spent less than $50 on those two efforts.


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