February 12, 2009
As you can see, we have debuted a new website design. Hopefully you will find this new website to offer new levels of functionality and information compared to the old site. Our goal is for the website to be a one-stop place for all information related to the life of Hope Lutheran Church.
Right now, the new site basically has all the information and functionality of the old website. You can find basic information on all our ministries, calendar, contact information, Heralds of Hope newsletter, and more. We hope to expand some of this information soon.
Before long, we hope to add additional feature to our website:
- Downloadable sermons – Out of town one Sunday? Sick in bed? Soon you will be able to download or listen to Sunday sermons on the website. Or, if you use iTunes, you can download the sermon onto your computer and sync to your iPod automatically.
- User-managed email lists – We are in the process of revamping our email communication in order to let you manage which email lists you are on, which email addresses get mail, and to make changes when you get a new email address.
- Automatic email updates – Whenever an item is posted to the “Latest News” section of the website, an email with the content of that article will automatically be sent to everyone on our email list.
- Photos – Hopefully the photos on the home page will be updated regularly. In addition to that, we hope to offer online photo albums of different events.
Let us know if you have any other ideas for how the website can serve as a tool for ministry here at Hope Lutheran Church.