Appeal Weekend: May 1, 2022

When we work together as a faith community, we are sharing in God’s community of love

 Together we can raise the funds needed for our collective Appeal Ministries, by actively promoting Appeal Weekend on May 1, 2022 to your congregation.

We are asking each of our clergy to share the needs of our appeal ministries with their congregation on May 1, 2022. To help in promoting the Appeal, your development team has put together several resources and tool to help. Below you will find a sample homily, email, bullet announcements, social media post and even a sample script for your use. All resources can be freely use and edited to meet your needs.

This year, when one of your congregants makes a gift to the appeal, 15% of their gift will be shared with your church to benefit your ministry. 

Thank you for your willingness to share in our community of love by introducing the Bishop’s Annual Ministries Appeal to your congregation.

Appeal Weekend Promotional materials 

Below you will find materials to help you promote the Bishop’s Annual Appeal leading up to and on Appeal Weekend.

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Info

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Appeal Bulletin Announcements
Two bulletin announcements to use on Appeal Weekend and after.
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Appeal Homily
The Appeal Homily was written By Fr. Jim Hamilton at Church on the Square, Baltimore to be used on Appeal Weekend. Please feel free to edit and make it your own.
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Appeal Homily Video
This video homily was recorded by Fr. Jim Hamilton. You can link this video on your social media pages, or use it in your online church service.
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Appeal Logo
Bishop's Annual Appeal Logo with a clear background.
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Appeal Prayer
The Bishop's Annual Appeal Prayer can be used on your website, in your bulletin or on your social media.
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Appeal Promotional Video
Here is the Vimeo link to the Appeal video
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Appeal Weekend Social Media Post
Use this social media post on Appeal Weekend. We recommend posting it on Facebook on the Saturday morning of Appeal Weekend.
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Appeal Weekend Social Media Text file
This document contains the text to go along with the art for the Appeal Weekend social media posts.
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Email to Parishioners – Pre-Appeal Weekend
Here is a sample email you can use to send to your parishioners about the Annual Appeal.
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Post Appeal Weekend Thank you Social Media Post
You can use this "thank you" social media post in the week following Appeal Weekend.
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Prayer Card
Here is the designed Prayer Card. You will receive some in the mail, but can also use this file online.
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Pre-Appeal Weekend Social Media Post
Use this social media post to promote appeal weekend. We recommend posting it on Facebook the Thursday before Appeal Weekend.
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Sample “Ask” Script
Here is a sample script you can use on Appeal Weekend to ask your parishioners to support the appeal.
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Appeal Ministries Promotional materials

Below you will find pre-made social media posts for each of the Annual Appeal ministries.

We reccomend selecting a few ministries to highlight on your facebook.

If you are a Canva user, you can edit the art using the Canva template file and clicking on the link for each post.

Date
Info

Appeal Ministries Social media – Text
This document contains the social media text for each of the Appeal ministries facebook posts.

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Appeal Ministry Social Media – Archives
Social media post for the Archives Ministry.
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Appeal Ministry Social Media – Campus Ministries
Social Media post for Campus Ministries.
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Appeal Ministry Social Media – Claggett
Social Media post for Claggett
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Appeal Ministry Social Media – ERICA
Social Media post for ERICA
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Appeal Ministry Social Media – Johns Hopkins
Social media post for John Hopkins
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Appeal Ministry Social Media – Latino Ministries
Social media post for Latino Ministries
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Appeal Ministry Social Media – Reading Camps
Social media post for reading camps
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Appeal Ministry Social Media – Seafarers
Social media post for Seafarers
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Appeal Ministry Social Media – Sutton Scholars
Social Media post for Sutton Scholars
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Appeal Ministry Social Media – Truth & Reconciliation
Social media post for Truth & Reconciliation
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Appeal Ministry Social Media – Youth Ministries
Social media post for Youth Ministries
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Canva Template Links for Editing Art
If you use Canva, you can use these links to edit any of our social media posts.
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Do you have questions? Please contact:

Mark Talcott – Director of Development 

[email protected]

410-692-5950