Crafting the Perfect Church Newsletter

Church membership matters. It reflects what the church represents and connects individual members to a larger community. To help the community thrive it’s essential for a church or organization to communicate important news and information. Keep parishioners up-to-date with professionally printed, high-quality newsletters. Church Newsletters and Bulletins provide information in a succinct, yet thorough, and visually appealing way. Newsletters are regularly circulated so content should be fresh with each new edition. Don’t limit your publications to just current events. Craft a publication that will both inform and inspire.

Things To Include In Your Church Newsletter:


A nameplate is the banner on the front page of your newsletter. It is the first thing a reader looks at, so it is important to create a cohesive, stylized look from issue to issue. The nameplate should include:

  • Church’s name and/or logo.
  • Date of publication.
  • Issue and/or Volume number.
  • The main headline.
  • A subtitle.

Your nameplate reflects your church’s message and the intended purpose of your newsletter. Having a strong brand identity will allow parishioners and non-parishioners alike to recognize the source of the publication at a glance. Colors, clipart, and other graphics surrounding your nameplate can change to match seasons or holidays but use the same layout as often as possible for continuity.

Events Calendar

Your newsletter should reflect both church and community events, whether past or future, as well as ongoing services and activities, such as youth meetings or local retreats. Be sure to include the who, what, where, and when, as well as contact information for additional questions.

A Letter From Your Pastor, Priest, Reverend, or Other Ministry

The head of your church serves as a guide and a source of inspiration. Including a message from your church leader will make your newsletter personable and boost relations among the community.

Words of Inspiration

You never know who may need a few words of comfort. Therefore, include inspirational words of hope and healing to uplift parishioners who may be experiencing grief or other hardships.

Scripture Passage

Be sure to include a passage that reflects the weekly theme of your newsletter or expands upon the week’s gospel reading.


Your announcements should reflect more than just changes within the ministry. It should reflect your membership. Your announcements section should include:

  • Births & Deaths
  • Weddings & Anniversaries
  • New Members

Contact Info

Yes, this feels like a no-brainer but be sure to include contact information for all ministries within your church.

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