Sunday, September 18, 2005
Media-savvy Boston-area UU minister.
Say, what is Hank's secret? His spunky Unitarian Universalist church in Medford sure gets a lot of good press. Here's at least the second story about the church's serendipitous acquisition of a church bell. I remember another story several months ago when the church first obtained the bell, which I can't find online anymore; now there's this story about ringing the bell at the congregation's homecoming service. Simple, charming news that helps keep a small and growing congregation in the public eye.
News featuring Hank arrives almost like clockwork. Last August, I noted that Hank had helped the Boston Globe mark the death of the Rev. Eugene H. Adams with a fine and downright entertaining obituary. The September before that, I noted Hank's amusing interview with the Boston Phoenix about his quest to find a suitable gift for the Dalai Lama. Clearly, he has been handed some great media opportunities — but maybe he also knows how to go looking for them.
Hank, since most of us don't really have to worry about meeting the Dalai Lama, you can skip that one — but do you have tips for colleagues and other UUs who wonder how to turn small moments in church life into appealing stories in their local paper?
("Unitarians Get New Bell," Nell Escobar Coakley, Somerville Journal [really? not the Medford Transcript? hmm] 9.15.05; "Rev. Eugene Adams, at 87; Civil Rights Leader, Minister," Michael Busack, Boston Globe 8.16.04, reg req'd; "Shopping for the Dalai Lama," Chris Wright, Boston Phoenix 9.25.03)
Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 18 September 2005 at 9:13 PM
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