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Better Connected

Here are a few older articles about how churches can use branding, websites and social media to engage their communities and communicate their message more effectively. Selling Yourself  –  some thoughts on how churches can brand themselves more effectively. Making the most of your church website – some principles for making a good church website. To Tweet or not to Tweet  –  how might church leaders use social media well?

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Is your church anti-social?

You may not know your tubes from your tweets, think that ‘Digging’ is something for the garden and wouldn’t know what Klout is if you Stumbled Upon it! But what you can’t fail to notice is that Social Media is big news, whether it’s launching the latest band, breaking news around the world, aiding revolutions or feeding online bullying, it’s inescapable and growing in its ubiquity. In this short article I’m not seeking to explore the rights and wrongs of

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5 quotes about Love

“Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we’re loved” – Victor Hugo “To be shown love is to feel ourselves the object of concern. Our presence is noted, our name is registered, our views are listened to, our feelings are treated with indulgence and our needs are ministered to. And under such care, we flourish.” – Alain de Botton “Every adult life could be said to be defined by two great love stories. The first – the story of our quest

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My Two Favourite Recipes

Chocolate Rock Cakes This favourite childhood recipe comes from The Pooh Cook Book by Katie Stewart… Ingredients (Makes 12): 8oz self raising flour, pinch of salt, 3oz butter/marg, 4oz chocolate, 3oz caster sugar, 1 egg, 2 tablespoons of milk, a few drops of vanilla essence. 1: Sift flour and salt into large mixing bowl. Rub in butter. 2: Add sugar and cut up chocolate into bowl and mix. 3: Crack egg into small bowl, add milk, vanilla and mix. Add into

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Tribute to Vicar’s Wife

A VICAR has paid tribute to his wife who kept her faith in God when she died. Eluned Bourne, 54, passed away at the vicarage near St Mary’s Church, Hailsham, on May 12. Mrs Bourne had battled cancer and other serious illnesses for a long time. Rev David Bourne, vicar at St Mary’s, said he was ‘the other side of her coin’. He said: ‘Eluned didn’t complain or blame or say ‘why me’. ‘She knew her life was in God’s hands and she knew

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