Beginning tomorrow when you visit our church webpage, which I KNOW you do on a daily basis☺, you may notice something new on the home page.
You will see a picture of a family nobody knows and instructions to click on that picture to sign up for YOUR appointment to have YOUR picture taken for OUR new directory.
Now I realize that a lot of people don’t like to have their picture made. I understand there are multitudes of excuses that can be made to not sign up (like, “But Carl, I don’t have a computer,” - I will deal with this in a moment).
Please understand that this “directory” is really a “family album”. There is a difference. A “directory” is impersonal, just names and faces. A “family album” is personal, the names and faces of people that you love and care about.
And what I also realize and understand is that we need a new family album and OUR family album is not complete without YOU being in it. How bad do we need a new family album? Just look at the picture board in the family room...then look at some of the people in real life: my how their appearance has changed (especially the kids!).
For being photographed, you will receive a copy of the family album and a free 8X10 copy of the photo used in the family album. Feel free to display it, give it away, or burn it.
You will also be given the opportunity to purchase additional portraits, but NO purchase is required and there will not be a high pressure sales pitch (they will encourage you to buy, that’s their job, but you are not required to make a purchase at all). We have a pamphlet for you to take home with their prices available in the office if you’d like to plan ahead.
We also have a “Photography Planning Guide” and various other information to ensure you have a positive photography experience.
If you already know you will not be available March 9 or 10, please let me know. We can make arrangements to have you included a couple of different ways.
So, what do you do if you don’t have a computer? Call the church office and we can get you signed up or we will have a paper sign up on Sundays (or we might just have someone in the office at the computer who can get you signed up).
The important thing to remember is that our family album will not be complete without YOU. So please sign up for a time (and then keep your appointment on March 9 or 10...this is sort of important).