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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 30, 2012 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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, email@example.com,
or call (612) 618-1727
Tip of the Week Section
Originally September 24, 2010
Right-Sizing Photos for your Web Site and for Power Point Shows
On some web sites, perhaps even your own, you may find a page that loads pretty quickly, except for that photo, which seems to take quite a lot of time. Here’s why. The actual display size of the photo may be 160 x 107 pixels. However, the photo may be stored on the site in its full size of 3,456 x 2,304 pixels. That’s a whopping 4,024 KB (4 megabytes) of data, and it all has to come down the wire. To speed this up, record the photo on the web site at 160 x 107 pixels; that only takes up 33 KB and will load in the blink of an eye.
While you’re at it, check out your Power Point photos. You may take a large photo like the one above and adjust it on the screen to fit the screen you wish to display. Keep in mind, however, that you have just added 4,024 KB to the size of your Power Point presentation, rather than the much smaller size you’d add if you had first reduced the photo to something like 800 x 600 pixels. A show containing lots of super-big photos may not even run on some laptops.
Special Events Section
Rev. Dr. George Williamson of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America (BPFNA) will be in Minneapolis for 2 special events April 14 & 15. Saturday morning from 10:00 until noon, he’ll be at Judson Memorial Baptist Church for a presentation and discussion. The Sunday following, George will preach at University Baptist Church. Everyone interested in peace issues is invited and welcome. You don’t hafta be a Baptist! Find full details at www.nacbancc.org/GWflyer.pdf.
NACBA 2012 Summer Conference
Online registration is now open for NACBA’s 56th National Conference to be held at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston, Texas, July 10-14, 2012. Get full details at http://www.nacba.net/2012/Pages/default.aspx.
Tech Pulse Conference
Erik Thorsell of Success Computer Consulting (our presenter at the March chapter meeting) has invited Friday Epistle readers to their conference at the Saint Paul River Center on April 17. This free event is further described at www.nacbancc.org/doc/TechPulseSCC.pdf.
Share the Knowledge Section
Lots of Questions
There are several areas we are re-analyzing and have questions about:
• What standards and regulations do you apply to your kitchen as far as safety rules and rental costs?
• What are typical prices charged for rental of classrooms, fellowship halls, etc?
• How much do you differentiate between members and non-members?
• How are funeral lunches handled cost wise and meal wise at your churches?
I always appreciate the help from this group. Thanks,
Woodlake Lutheran Church
7525 Oliver Ave. S.
Richfield MN 55423-3614
Erik Thorsell Presentation
At NACBA’s North Central Chapter meeting on March 15, Erik Thorsell of Success Computer Consulting made a superb presentation on computer security issues. He has generously made his handouts available for download at the following sites:
Whether you attended this meeting or not, we urge you to take a look at, and consider the content of, these documents.
Beg, Buy, Sell, or Give-Away Section
Available for Donation
Restored and fully-functional church pump organ. Would prefer it went home to a church, but willing to consider other options. See a photo at www.nacbancc.org/images/PumpOrgan.jpg. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commercial Double Oven - $50, o/b/o
We have a gas stackable double oven for sale. The brand is Garland; we cannot find the model number or year anywhere, but am assuming it is from the early 60’s. Dimensions are: 54 ½” tall, 30 ¼” wide, 29" deep. The ovens work fine; we are just replacing it with a smaller range/oven for ease of use since we no longer are a commercial kitchen. $50. You must haul it yourself although someone may be available to help you load. Photos at http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/app/2887836758.html
Office Manager/Financial Secretary
Edgcumb Presbyterian Church
2149 Edgcumbe Road
Saint Paul, MN 55116-2474
Book Donations Needed
Elmwood Church Library will be holding a Used Book Sale on Saturday, April 21.
Gently used or new book and media donations for the sale may be dropped off at the Elmwood Church Library on Sunday, April 15th 9:00am – 12:00pm or Tuesday, April 17th through Friday, April 20th from 9:30am – 4:00pm.
We will accept your donations of all types of books; adult and children, current and classic editions, DVDs, books on CD. Please consider content when donating. We do not accept old computer manuals, textbooks, or old encyclopedias.
This is a great opportunity to clean out your bookshelves. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Elmwood Library. If you would like a donation receipt, please ask the church office (612-788-9408) or leave a note with your contact information.
I have also a flyer for the actual sale that other churches can print and post if so inclined. Find it at www.nacbancc.org/images/BookSale.pdf. Thank you!
Elmwood Evangelical Free Church
3615 Chelmsford Road N.E.
St. Anthony, MN 55418-1739
Heavy-Duty Custom Volleyball Sets – 4 Available – Free! (Nets NOT included)
I used to host volleyball tournaments and we would rent turf space where you are not allowed to drive stakes into the ground… so long story short, I custom-made some concrete bases and poles to hold nets that would not damage turf. Each base is 150-200lbs of solid steel and concrete, so you will need a good truck to haul them away.
I am giving them away because I need the storage space and I no longer host events for volleyball. They need a good home, but it is first come, first serve. I have given away two sets already, and 4 are currently available. YOU MUST pick them up if you are interested.
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