Phone Call? Yes.
So, when it snows and you decide to cancel worship on Sunday morning, you can send out a message to millennials, boomers, and the silent generation in one fell-swoop. (Gen-Xers weren’t coming anyway.)*
Mid-week meeting? No one wants to venture out on the slick roads? Yep. One message via phone, text, or email.
I found two companies that are geared for churches. If you know of another or use another service, PLEASE comment below!!!
One-Call-Now offers a yearly subscription for as low as $250 for small churches with a 50-person call list to $1000 for a 500-person call list. That includes unlimited alerts throughout the year. You can contact sub-groups, e.g. the choir, Sunday School, etc… They have a referral program that could benefit the presbytery so please contact your friendly Resource Coordinator, me, to officially refer you and then you can get a quote. A win-win. ([email protected])
With Call-Em-All, you buy credits which will cost you 9 cents per credit. A less-than 30 second message will cost you one credit multiplied by the numbers of contacts you make. So–
100 contacts x 9 cents = $9.00
50 contacts x 9 cents = $4.50
25 contact x 9 cents = $2.25
You get the idea.
Let me know if this was helpful to you!
Grace and peace,
PS–May the silence of snowfall, the exquisite construction of a bare tree, and the imposed Sabbath of a snow day draw you closer to your Creator.
*It’s a joke. I’m Gen-X.