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Communication Requests

Submissions to Synod Publications

Does you have an event, article, or notice to share with the Mitten Synod? Consider submitting it to the Weekly Update or Bishop’s Newsletter!

To be considered for a Synod publication, submissions must adhere to the requirements and deadlines listed below. All submissions are subject to the approval of the Communications Director.

Mitten Synod Weekly Update

Mitten Synod Weekly Updates are published every Tuesday morning. To be considered for publication in the Weekly Update, all materials must be submitted by 5pm on the Friday before the desired Tuesday. Submissions must include a title, a brief summary, any pertinent links, and contact information. Submissions must be emailed to communications@mittensynod.org. If approved, submissions are guaranteed to run for one week. All content is subject to review and editing before it is published to ensure it aligns with the Synod’s content and branding standards. 

Bishop’s Newsletter

The Bishop’s Newsletter is published on the 15th of each month. To be considered for publication in the Bishop’s Newsletter, all materials must be submitted by 5pm on the 10th of each month. Articles must be submitted as an editable file (ex: Microsoft Word document) and be between 300-400 words in length. Submissions must be emailed to communications@mittensynod.org. All content is subject to review and editing before it is published to ensure it aligns with the Synod’s content and branding standards. 

If you have additional questions, contact communications@mittensynod.org.

Communication Policies for Synod Ministries

Synod Website Pages

Synod ministries, task forces, and tables are eligible to have one page on the Synod website to host resources and information pertaining to their work. As these pages are part of the Synod website, they  are designed to provide static information about the ministry and relevant resources. They are not intended to be the personal website for the ministry and they are not updated frequently. 

Pages must include a description of the ministry and at least two resources. As there are space considerations, pages are limited to two images. Images must be good quality and relevant to the ministry. All content is subject to review and editing before it is published to ensure it aligns with the Synod’s content and branding standards. For more information, contact communications@mittensynod.org.

Online Donations

The Synod has access to online donations through Tithe.ly. Donations can be made through the Donate button on the Synod website or Synod mobile app. At any given time, four accounts are available to donate to. The accounts are a mix of static Synod accounts (ex: Synod General Fund) and accounts that are relevant to current situations or events (ex: Synod Disaster Response Fund). The accounts available are determined by the Synod Office and are rotated each quarter. Synod ministries with a restricted fund may request to have their fund listed on Tithe.ly. Requests must be made via email to communications@mittensynod.org and include a description of why the fund should be listed for that quarter. If approved, the fund will appear for one quarter. 

Online Event Registration & Online Event Hosting/Moderating

Synod ministries, task forces, and tables are responsible for creating and managing online registration forms for their virtual or in-person meetings and events. This includes creating the registration form, managing the registrations, and sending out any relevant information (meeting links, resources, etc.). Synod ministries are also responsible for hosting and moderating their online meetings or events using their preferred video conferencing service. 

If you have additional questions, contact communications@mittensynod.org.