Internet Report Annual Meeting January 2009
Prepared by Mike Bauml
For those of you who are unfamiliar with our site, it is one of the largest Orthodox internet sites on the web. Weekly events, Sunday Bulletin, the Prayer List, Prayer of the Week, and the Online Bible Study are kept current on a weekly basis. The corner icon on the front page is changed to reflect the current holidays and feast days and by clicking on this icon you will be taken to a page explaining the icon and associated feast day. Under Iconography you can find the icon of the day for each of the 365 days of the year.
The site has a large amount of information available including Parish Info, the Faith, Reflections, Current Issues, In The News, The Evangelist, and the Kid's Page. These are expanded as articles become available.
Additional slideshows and you tube videos have been listed.
The online store continues to improve. Popular items include prayer ropes, crosses, license plate holders and bumper stickers. We added some beautiful large Russian Icons for sale.
We also maintain a Guest Book that visitors to the site can sign into and add comments. Recently we received a comment from someone in Bangkok, Thailand demonstrating the global nature of our site and our message.
Also each member of the clergy, parish council, and all of the ministry leaders have a page of their own with their picture, job description, and current issues.
The Web Site is one of our strongest and cost effective evangelism tools and in fact many of our new members had their first contact with St. Luke thru the Web Site. I encourage all of you to take the time to view our site.
I ask you all to consider yourselves as parish reporters. If you go to an event at St. Lukes or elsewhere, take some pictures and send them to me with a description for posting on the site. If you come across an article or something for the humor page or the kid’s page, send them to me at email@example.com for possible listing on the site.
Council members and ministry leaders should periodically review their pages and send me updates. All information and additions are subject to Father Harrison's approval. The Web Site belongs to all of you and all of us can work together to make it even better that it is now.