With the arrival of Rev. María Cristina and retuning to the church, East Shore is filled with an energy that has been missing for years. This is the perfect time to reach out to those you love, or maybe even just like, and let them know they are welcome!
Here are just a few easy things you can do to be more invitational.
1. Leave a Positive Review on Google or Facebook (and Yelp, Nextdoor, etc.).
Helping East Shore achieve 5 stars and some great reviews will help with people search for churches in the area. Why not take a few minutes and share with the world why you are part of this community?
2. Follow Us on Social Media… and SHARE!
Do you follow us on Facebook? Or Instagram? If you do, like our posts! Comment on our posts! Share our posts! Make your own posts! If you interact with our Facebook page (not ESUConnections) your friends will see it. When they see it they might just think “wow they really are doing great things and I know my friend thinks like me, maybe I should check them out.” So follow us and let others know how great we are!
3. Invite Someone to a Worship Service
If you enjoy it, what makes you think your friend won’t? Check out the upcoming services! There are some great choices, various topics… really something for everyone!
4. Invite Someone to a Church Event Other Than Worship
Have you seen some of our great non-worship events? Book groups, movie screenings, potlucks, classes… and more. These are great “side door” events that get your friends coming to something that will get them to know us. And come on, once you get to know us, who wouldn’t want to come back?!
5. Share a Sermon Podcast with a Friend
Did you know that the audio of the sermons is available to listen to? We also have them as a podcast! You can find past sermons here. You can find the podcasts using your favorite app and searching “East Shore Unitarian Church Sermons.” What has been a favorite sermon of yours?
by Nicole Duff, Director of Membership Development