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| ||The North Central Chapter of NACBA|
(National Association of Church Business Administration)
|Friday Epistle Archives|
The Friday Epistle
A project of the North Central Chapter of NACBA,
the National Association of Church Business Administration
Friday, March 2, 2012 email@example.com www.nacbancc.org
NACBA – The National Association of Church Business Administration
The National Association of Church Business Administration® is an inter-denominational association of churches and individuals which exists to serve the Church by advancing professional excellence in individuals serving Christ through administration in local churches. If you are involved in any capacity with church administration, or if you desire a professional relationship with NACBA, there is a membership classification for you. We encourage your participation. Learn more at www.nacba.net.
The North Central Chapter of NACBA
The National Association of Church Business Administration
Our Mission: To empower Christian ministry through support of church administration.
Our Vision: To equip and reach out to people in church administration through education,
connection, and communication.
The 2011-2012 meeting schedule is on line at www.nacbancc.org/mschedule.asp.
Minnesota Association of Church Facility Managers
MACFM (www.macfm.org) was established to promote fellowship, networking and educational opportunities for Christian Facilities Professionals (managers, maintenance, custodians), through the form of monthly meetings, discussion groups, and professional training. Come check us out!
For more information contact:
President, Jim Theis, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call (612) 618-1727
Special Events Section
39th Annual Trombone Choir Concert
What happens when you get 45 trombones together for a concert of show tunes, jazz, and church music? Come find out at Judson Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday, March 18 at 7:00pm. Learn more at www.nacbancc.org/images/Trombones.pdf. (This is my home church. – Craig M. Wiester, Editor, the Friday Epistle)
Tip of the Week Section
Originally run February 4, 2011
Removing Permanent Ink from a Dry-Erase Board
Various peoples’ responses to a query on this problem.
I’ve heard that if you trace over the marker with a dry erase marker, then use Dry-erase remover; it comes right off. - Paula Carter
We use “Goof Off” and it works. Smells bad but does the job. - Catherine Goset
Removing the permanent marker from a white board I have found depends on the brand of marker and the type of white board. I always start with just straight alcohol since the markers can be alcohol based. If that does not work try graffiti removers that are natural “green based” (these will be gentler to your white board) I try using them at a slightly diluted rate first by wetting the cloth with water and then dabbing a little remover on the cloth. - John Denham
Try nail polish remover, it has worked for us in the past. Good Luck. - Mary Jubenville
Try alcohol. - Phillip Boelter
Use a small amount of Soft Scrub on a damp cloth. Will not harm the white board and removes permanent marker. - Harold W. Carlson
I know that hair spray works to remove it from painted walls; you might want to try some in a small corner. – Lyle Anderson
Goo-B-Gone, fingernail polish, or some other solvent in small portions will take it right out of the white board. Let the clean board set for 15 minutes before next use. - Tyree Lawrence
I've been told WD-40 may do the trick, with some elbow grease, of course. Good luck. - Laurel Gaard
Share the Knowledge Section
Friends, remember the “spring forward” event to advanced time that’ll take place on March 11. Be sure to remind your flock to avoid a sanctuary full of late-comers.
Special Offerings at the National Conference
National NACBA has added a couple of special one-day events to this summer’s conference. Check ‘em out at http://www.nacba.net/2012/Pages/marketing.aspx.
I am recently in a new position as church administrator at St. John's Lutheran Church in Shakopee, MN.
I am looking for some training sessions on the ACS People Suite software package. I'm wondering if anyone knows of some training sessions that are being offered somewhere in the cities. If not, I am wondering if there are any church administrators that use this software that would be willing to sit down with me for a few hours or few sessions and learn about this software package.
Thank you for your help in this matter and your partnership in ministry.
Most respectfully in Christ,
St. John's Lutheran Church
119 West Eighth Avenue
PO Box 178
Shakopee, MN 55379-2343
Beg, Buy, Sell, or Give-Away Section
Wanted: A free-standing gently used kneeler. Can you help? Please contact
Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church
2020 W. Lake of the Isles Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55405-2438
Custom-Designed Wooden Pulpit – FREE!
Custom designed, quality wood pulpit. Cherry base, oak trim, brass accents. 56” tall; 46” wide; 61” deep. Height-adjustable papers rack; Microphone-ready. Available for the hauling. Photos at www.nacbancc.org/images/PulpitFront.jpg; www.nacbancc.org/images/PulpitSide.jpg; and www.nacbancc.org/images/PulpitBack.jpg. Contact:
Cross View Lutheran Church
6645 McCauley Trail
Edina, MN 55439-1074
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Our chapter’s meeting schedule, complete with maps and hyperlinks, is on our web site at http://www.nacbancc.org/mschedule.asp.
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