Why is it called Beyond the Beacon?
On a surface level (you can add more metaphysical explanations to the title on your own!), Beyond the Beacon provides a place to share written and visual messages that aren't appropriate for our Beacon newsletter, whether due to length, content, or other reason. Unlike the Beacon, which shares important East Shore news and dates of interest to the entire congregation, this is an area to share more personal ideas. Additionally, because of the online format, you do not have the limits of space found in a newsletter, and you have the added benefit of sharing images, photos even video.
Guidelines for Beyond the Beacon
Beyond the Beacon is a loosely moderated forum, meaning content goes through an editor or group of editors first. Posts do not reflect official positions of East Shore, so each individual takes full responsibility for their own content. Some guidelines:
- Be respectful. You can disagree, even strongly disagree, with someone and still be respectful.
- Be creative. Share something as lengthy as an article or as simple as a photo snapped before church.
- Be aware. This is an online forum, viewable and sharable with others outside of the community. It is recommended you use discretion in providing personal details ... it wouldn't be wise, for example to give your address and the dates you would be on vacation!
- Be connected. Writing online means you can copy a link and share it with others in your personal community, such as friends, family, even the greater UU community.
Submit content like you would for the Beacon -- simply mark "for blog" or for "Beyond the Beacon." Currently Dale, the Beacon editor, is overseeing Beyond the Beacon, but in time this will expand to a team. Interested in helping with this fun project? Contact Dale!