St. Paul’s has an active environmental group at the church and every year we set up a booth at Earth Fair. However,there was little to no connection to the church and why we were present at the event. And there was no invitation to visit the church. After working with the leadership of the environmental group, I created messaging for the booth, as well as a flyer. My goal was to reach people who might be looking for a faith home that holds the same value of protecting the earth. At the same time, I ran an ad on our local public radio station about environmental classes we also had going on at the church.
Our web traffic more than tripled over a period of two weeks, and we had a number of newcomers tell us they had visited the church because they saw us at Earth Fair or heard the ad or on the radio.