As ministry has shifted from in-person gatherings to online Sunday church services, nearly all churches have moved to upgrade their websites this past year. As a result, Friends of Ministry has been busy creating and redesigning websites for churches from coast to coast. Here are a few of the projects we’ve been working on:
Unity of San Luis Obispo, led by the Rev. Leona Evans (who also is an author and actress), sold its building to save its ministry in 2020. A new website was long overdue. The site we created for Rev. Leona’s ministry reflects Unity of San Luis Obispo’s strong focus on peace and justice. On its home page, the site also features videos of Sunday services and announcements about upcoming courses.
“We feel very blessed to have connected with Cheryl Harrison and Friends of Ministry,” Rev. Leona says. “Our new website is just beautiful. We have gotten excellent feedback on how user-friendly the website is and how much information it provides. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results!
“Cheryl Harrison is clearly an expert in what she does. She is patient, thorough, and went out of her way to make sure that all of our needs were met. I recommend her highly and continue to be grateful for her wisdom and generosity of spirit.”
Rev. Christopher DiGiorgio of Tuckahoe, New York, had recently launched a podcast called the New Thought Experience, available on many Podcast platforms, and a Zoom Study Group called Westchester Spirituality and New Thought Study Group. A graduate of the Unity Urban Ministerial School, Rev. Chris wanted a website to expand his outreach; he plans to establish a full-fledged ministry in New York’s Westchester County.
“As a startup ministry, I needed a web developer that had experience with a New Thought ministries’ needs. Friends of Ministry was able to quickly and efficiently put my website together. They were professional, accommodating and easy to work with. I highly recommend them for your web development need,.” says Rev. Chris. You can see his website here: Westchester Spirituality
We had worked with the Rev. Diane Robinson for a decade, designing, hosting and updating websites for her churches in West Palm Beach and Jupiter, Florida.
“Friends of Ministry successfully designed and maintained our website for many years and then a congregant offered to buy us a new ‘updated’ website,” says Rev. Diane. “Please know that everything free is not better! We had so many complaints on our ‘new, improved’ website (designed by someone else) that we couldn’t wait to get back to Cheryl and her expert, easy-to-manage website. Most of our potential congregants will look for us on the web. I love it that when they find us, they find a Unity church with easy-to-navigate web pages that are not only informative, but warm and inviting as well. They love us even before they walk in our doors! Thank you Cheryl for years of exemplary service in making our website easy and informative. We love you!!”
When Rev. Diane moved to Indiana in 2020 as the new minister of Unity Church of Anderson, she called us to create an new website for her new ministry. You can see the result here: Unity of Anderson.
With a new minister and a new focus on a “thriving ministry beyond walls,” the Board of Trustees at Unity of Fredericksburg decided that December 2020 was the right time to create a new website and hired Friends of Ministry to develop, host and maintain it. The new website was launched in mid-February 2021.
Our long-term relationship with the Rev. Susan Cloutier, an interfaith minister in New Jersey, began more than a decade ago as we worked together on a website for her church in Lafayette, N.J.
When Susan called in late 2020 because her old website hosting company had taken her money and her website had disappeared, we were happy to help, and she was happy with the result: Pure Bliss Ministries. “As always, I will highly recommend you.”
Unity Church in the Gardens in Jupiter, Florida, experienced a change in leadership and a change in name, to Unity of Jupiter, in 2020. The website originally developed by Friends of Ministry needed a redesign, as the church chose to embrace Unity Worldwide Ministries’ brand, which dictates the use of an official logo, specific colors, and certain kinds of images. You can see the redesigned website here: Unity of Jupiter.