Submissions to our publications are a welcome part of being a participating member of our congregation. Types of submissions encouraged include upcoming activities or events, information for special services, or news from one of our teams, groups or members. Please remember that we only publish for events and topics that are UU specific, or connected strongly to UU values, church interests and/or projects (i.e. community partner events). Information on church members of any kind is always welcome. We DO NOT allow at any time articles of personal opinions/editorials, advertising of private businesses or promotion of political candidates.  All submissions are subject to review by church staff and leadership for approval.

  • For ALL submissions, please make sure that your information is complete and correct.
  • Be sure to edit and finalize your information before submitting it.
  • Be sure your submission follows the publication specific guidelines.
  • Be sure your submission includes contact information to be published with your article.
  • Accuracy is the responsibility of the contributor.
  • Submissions are subject to editing or clarification, including length, and appropriateness determined by the UUCS editor and staff.

NEW GUIDELINES– Weekly SUUN Newsletter- Guidelines for submitting:

The purpose of the weekly SUUN newsletter is primarily to communicate about our ministry, philosophy and events and activities of UUCS. The SUUN sets a tone and serves as an introduction to our church, publicizing opportunities, sharing events and inspiration for how we live out our UU principles. It is a weekly publication in order to communicate accurate, timely information regarding church notices, announcements, save the date, activities, upcoming events and occasional reports.

Submission Deadline: Each Wednesday by 3:00 p.m.

Guidelines: Please make sure that your submission is 250 words or less, text only, typed or copied into this form. Make sure that your article is complete, edited and free of typos. Your article may not be included if you are missing information, last minute edits may not be available after the deadline. If you have an image or logo to include, please attach it as a separate image file (small jpeg or png) below. If you are submitting for an event, include title, time, date and location. Remember to include contact information. All submissions are subject to editing.  If you have a longer version of your submission, you may consider submitting it to the Congregation News and/or Upcoming Events sections of the website.

Announcements: Announcements will run for two weeks. All Announcements should have a title and a brief description. An example of an announcement would be “the Nomination Team is seeking Board nominations – check out our website for application and guidelines”. Other announcements may include special church fundraisers, Wheel of Life (birth, death, marriage, member specific family announcements, etc.), UU Helping Hand (community need) submissions, or other similar announcements at the discretion of the administrative team. All announcements should include a contact name and email or phone number.

Upcoming Events: Events in this category will be promoted up to three weeks prior to the event. This could be a special event or a special meeting of a church team or group. Upcoming Events should have a title, date, time, location, contact information and brief description. If there is a longer description, a link can be provided to a website or flier. All upcoming events should include a contact name and email or phone number. If there is a longer description, a link can be provided to a website or flier.

Save the Date: Events in this category will be published two to four months out. Save the Dates are limited to church events that happen at infrequent times (i.e. retreats, annual dinner, fundraiser). Events should have a title, date, time and contact information.

Questions? Please email: suun@uuspokane

SUUN Submission Form – CLICK HERE
Or email submission to: suun@uuspokane.org

 

NEW GUIDELINES: SUUNday Focus Bulletin & Order of Service

The purpose of the SUUNday Focus is to provide an outline of the worship service, acknowledge lay and shared ministry for that Sunday and provide summary information about upcoming church events and programs.
Contact: focus@uuspokane.org

Applicable Deadline: Each Wednesday by 10:00 AM; unless otherwise announced

Guidelines: Email submissions to focus@uuspokane.org. Submissions should be 100 words or less, text only, typed or copied into the body of an email. If you have an image or logo to include, please attach it as a separate image file. If you are submitting for an event, include title, time, date and location. All submissions are subject to editing.

Announcements: Announcements will run for two weeks and are limited to notices only. Announcements should have a title and a brief description. An example of an announcement would be “the Nomination Team is seeking Board nominations – check out our website for application and guidelines”. Special church fundraisers or other similar announcements may run for longer periods of time, but those will be at the discretion of the administrative team. Other announcements may include Wheel of Life or UU Helping Hand submissions. All announcements should include a contact name and email or phone number.

Upcoming Events: Events in this category will be promoted up to three weeks prior to the event. This could be a special event or a regular meeting of a church team or group. Upcoming Events should have a title, date, time, location, contact information and brief description. If there is a longer description, a link can be provided to a website or flier.

Save the Date: Events in this category will be published two to six-weeks out. Save the Dates are limited to church events that happen at infrequent times (i.e. retreats, annual dinner). Events should have a title, date, time and contact information.

Inserts: Inserts will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All inserts must be approved through the office staff via email prior to the submission deadline. They should be sent as an MS Word, MS Publisher or PDF document to fit a half-sheet of paper. That means two copies, side-by-side (5 ½” by 8 ½”), on a printing size of 8 ½” x 11″ (landscape orientation). If it has front and back, make sure that the front and back are on two separate pages within the same document. We will print, cut and insert! If you need assistance in formatting your documents, we are happy to help, please make sure that you give us at least 2-3 weeks lead time before you need it printed to ensure that it is completed on schedule. It is also very important to make sure that your information is complete and correct. Make sure you edit and finalize your work before submitting it. If you have any questions, please contact us at commanager@uuspokane.org.