Something Brand New

As you may now know, the newly redesigned St. Alban’s Chronicle Magazine is making its debut this Sunday.  It is a debut that is over a year in the making.  Yesterday afternoon we received the shipment from the printer and I have to say The Chronicle Magazine looks very, very good.

Over the past year, many of you have given feedback about The Chronicle.  The Communication Committee heard a good deal of what you liked what you didn’t like so much about the old Chronicle.  Many of those suggestions and advice you’ll see in the new publication.  One new idea that we have put into place, and will continue to hone in the upcoming editions is the idea of a central theme woven throughout the publication.  We’ve also added something that has never been there before–full color throughout.  The magazine should be something that is eye-catching and makes you want to read it–which is the main goal of ANY publication!

And inside you will find articles about events that have happened over the summer along with exciting new information about such topics as our new seminarian who will be joining us this autumn; the new Outreach Commission; our Spanish Language Congregation; the choir’s week-long residency at Wells Cathedral; and many of the great number of education offerings for the coming program year…and that’s just the start of all that you’ll read about and see.

Distribution of The Chronicle Magazine will slightly different than it has been in the past.  Over the next two Sundays, we’ll have tables set up in the narthex with copies of the publications labeled with your mailing address in alphabetical order.   When you come to pick up your copy of The Chronicle Magazine you will be helping us cut down on our mailing costs, which makes us better stewards of our finances, and you’ll be helping to make St. Alban’s more environmentally green.  If for some reason you can’t find your name we’re happy to give you a copy–but only if you’ll kindly update us with your mailing address so we make sure we have your copy ready for you to pick up for the next edition, set to come out in Advent.

Finally there are a whole host of people who have had a hand in making the new Chronicle Magazine a reality–I would like to extend a very big “Thank you” to each of them.  At the top of that list, however, is Diana Morgan, our Communications Assistant.  If you like what you see in the publication, please let her know.  And, if you have suggestions for upcoming articles, themes, or ways to make The Chronicle Magazine even better, of course don’t be shy about telling her that either.

I hope you enjoy the new Chronicle Magazine!

Peace and Blessings,


About matthewhanisian

Associate Rector at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.
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