Communication/Announcement Guidelines & Deadlines

There are a many ways to get your news to the members of Bethel Baptist Church and the wider community:
  • Weekly Bulletin Announcements (print and online)
  • Pulpit Announcements (Sunday AM, Sunday PM, and Wednesday PM)
  • Weekly pre-service slides (Sunday AM, Sunday PM, and Wednesday PM)
  • Email Newsletters Targeted to Children & Youth Parents
  • Church Website
  • Church Facebook Page
  • Church hallway bulletin boards
Below are guidelines for announcements. These guidelines are intended for internal use by staff, church members, and volunteers who need to communicate to the church community.
What May Go in an Announcement?
  • Announcements may be made for upcoming church activities and meetings, church-sponsored events, changes to church services, or other communications from the church staff.
  • Announcements should not be used for personal messages (ex. birthday parties, moving notifications, etc.), to advertise services, or for other non-church sponsored activities.
  • Each announcement should contain: Event Title/Teaser, Date, Time, Location, Description, Contact Information, & RSVP Info.
  • Announcement copy will be proofread and edited according to the church guidelines, style/standards, and word count/space constraints.
  • All submissions are subject to approval by staff. Submission does not guarantee that your request(s) will be approved.  Deadlines and lead-times reflect this need.
How Do I Request an Announcement?
  • Regardless of your chosen communication outlet, all announcements MUST be submitted for review and approval prior to posting, using an Announcement Submission Form.   The Announcement Submission Form is found below, or hard copies are available at the church Welcome Center or the Church Office.  
  • If you have something to communicate and are not sure of the best method to reach your intended audience, contact Pastor Jason at pastorjasonspeicher@bethelbaptistgraham.org for assistance.
Submission Deadlines:
*To avoid delays, please send submissions on or before the deadline.
Pulpit (verbal), phone tree, and bulletin board announcement:
  •  Requests must be submitted to the church office by 5 PM on Tuesday of the week of the desired announcement being made, unless there is an emergency or need for expedited communication.
  • If you wish for your announcement to run multiple weeks, please indicate the end date.

Digital (pre-service slide, website, email) announcements:  
  • Requests must be submitted to the church office by 5 PM on Tuesday of the week of the desired announcement being made.
  • Please provide graphics for your announcement, where appropriate.  Graphics may be emailed with the Announcement Submission form to Pastor Jason at pastorjasonspeicher@bethelbaptistgraham.org.  
  • If you wish for your announcement to run multiple weeks or be repeated at a certain frequency, please indicate an end date or desired email/posting dates.

Facebook posts:
  • Facebook posts may be posted once they are approved, but please allow time for staff review and approval.
  • Please provide graphics for your announcement, where appropriate.  Graphics may be emailed to Pastor Jason at pastorjasonspeicher@bethelbaptistgraham.org.  
  • If you wish to have your announcement re-posted at specific intervals, please provide those preferred posting dates.
Hardcopy of the Submission Form can be downloaded here and emailed to pastorjasonspeicher@bethelbaptistgraham.org.

Announcement Submission Form

Please fill out the form below and click submit.