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|Holy Email Manners|
Since its inception in 2006, our church-wide email list has been an incredible blessing as we continue to communicate with each other more effectively. So that this email group will continue to honor God and accomplish its purposes, we needed to re-frame, re-state, and clarify the reason we have this email group. Please read through each item below to insure future delivery of your email messages to the group.
Since we believe that God is holy, we want to explicitly behave with holy manners, even in our email communications with each other. Below is our attempt at communicating this to everyone in the group.
In a sentence: The purpose of this email group is to facilitate communication at Huntsville Church of Christ of prayer requests, announcements of HCOC church-related activities, and various other essential communications.
While it is easy to know the nature of prayer requests and announcements of HCOC church-related activities, questions arise as to what is considered "essential" communications. We want to clarify this first because the list is intentionally small. They are essential in that we need everyone to know these things.
Please Avoid These:
Having laid the foundation for understanding the purposes of our HCOC email group, we want to accomplish the stated purposes by refraining from sending certain types of emails. We've enumerated six types of such emails.
1) Emails of opinion...good or bad
2) Emails of political orientation
3) Emails of general discussion (or thanking of an individual)
4) Slander of other group members
5) Inappropriate language contained in emails
6) Solicitations for buying something
As we see questionable emails come out, we will work to communicate graciously and directly with the person who sent the email. We desire everyone in our group to have the ability and the privilege to send out emails to the whole group themselves. If someone continues to abuse this privilege, we will have to moderate this person's emails, resulting in delayed or non delivery of that email.