The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Office of Mission Communication & Media

The Office of Mission Communications & Media focuses its work around five central priorities: 

  • Direct diocesan communication strategy in service to the goal of full participation in God's mission by individuals, parishes, local Eucharistic communities, and the whole diocese;
  • Find and share stories and images of God’s mission and our struggles and joys to discern, engage, connect;
  • Provide and support platforms for communication (staff, bishops, groups, community, etc.) in existing and emerging media (print, visual, social, web, etc.);
  • Develop/edit/oversee distribution of pan-diocesan news/info/promotions including annual convention;
  • Support parish communication for community-building and evangelism (resources, training, interaction).

In addition, the office oversees electronic and print communications for the diocese. These include the publication of online newsletters, the diocesan website, www.episcopalct.org, the diocesan Twitter account (EpiscopalCT), Facebook account (EpiscopalCT), YouTube Channel (CTEpiscopal), Instagram (@episcopal_ct), Flickr (photo-sharing - EpiscopalCT), and the magazine CRUX. The office also maintains the diocesan online calendar

 

Contact Info

Address:
Episcopal Church in Connecticut
The Commons
290 Pratt Street, Box 52
Meriden, CT 06450

Phone:
203-639-3501 x130
Fax:
203-235-1008

Our Staff

Karin Hamilton Canon for Mission Communication and Media 203-639-3501khamilton@episcopalct.org

Alli Huggins Digital Communications Associate 203-639-3501 x127ahuggins@episcopalct.org

Canon Karin Hamilton's guiding verses for Mission Communications and Media: 

  • "If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part gets the glory, all the parts celebrate with it. You are the body of Christ and parts of each other." (1 Cor. 12: 26-27, CEB)
  • 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It’s good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven. (Matt. 5:13-16, CEB)
  • "For the joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10, NRSV)

FAQs

Do we have to do this social media thing?

  • Nope. It's a wonderful tool for building community and evangelizing,for incorporating different generations. But if you don't want that ...

Are we allowed to put any photos of children on our website?

  • Sure. Here are the guidelines.

We had something bad happen here and now the reporters are calling us. Help! What do we do now! Can't we just tell them to go away?

  • You can, if you want to hear on the 6 o'clock news that your church refused to respond. Instead ...

We have a wonderful Christmas fair. Please publicize it in the weekly enews.

  • It's much more important to promote this in your local community, as those are the people most likely to attend, and to think about your church afterwards. If you complete and submit the online form for parish events, we will list it in the calendar section for "parish events" in enews.

I want to be on the mailing list for the eNewsletter, how do I sign up?

  • We would love to have you on our mailing list to receive our weekly eNewsletters. Please fill out this form and you will be all set up! 

Topics

  • Contact Karin to discuss media relations, websites, newsletters, and related topics. News tips are always welcome.
  • Contact Alli for questions regarding social media, clergy enews, or general enews.
  • Have a position opening in your parish? Fill out this form to get it listed in enews
  • branding - new ECCT identity branding images / logo
  • communication strategy
  • general convention (The Episcopal CHurch)
  • CRUX magazine
  • diocesan cycle of prayer
  • disaster response planning
  • eNewsletters
  • social media guidelines (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • media relations
  • photo/image policies
  • ECCT videos
  • ECCT website
  • parish website support

Helpful Links

Sign up for enews here 

  • we encourage all in the diocese to do so - this is our primary method for communicating news & events

General Communications Resources

Social Media

Page link: Communication tips for parish communicators; parish communicators' eNewsletter (archives and subscribe).

Resources

The Episcopal Church Style Guide (PDF)

Enews

  • Have a position opening in your parish? Fill out this form to get it listed in enews
  • Want to submit an event for the parish calendar? Go here

Diocesan Social Media Policy