Social Media Sunday is September 30th. I will not be present. The following is an update on the goals for the year from last year’s Social Media Sunday. Two items on our strategic plan related directly to social media. We have accomplished both. They were a new design for web page and classes on the use of social media and mobile devices.
Facebook Facts facebook.com/transfiguration.mesa/
- We have 214 followers.
- Our highest number of views in a week was 19,000+. A more realistic number is 500.
- Our highest number of post engagements in a week was 816. A more realistic number is 30. Engagement is reactions, comments and shares, or post clicks.
- Our rating is 4.75 based on 15 reviews.
Instagram Facts transfigmesa
- We have 22 followers.
- We have 112 followers.
Web Page Facts: transfiguration/mesa/org
- The following are menus on the page
- Worship (Devotionals, Prayers)
- News and Information (Episcopal News Service)
- Events (Timely articles on what is going on and also the Google calendar)
- About Us (Contacts, Outreach, Rector’s Message, Story of our Icon)
- The following appears on the home page.
- Basic information about the church including address, telephone number, mission statement, list of services.
- Upcoming Events
- The most recent stories in the events category
- Information on ordering chiles (This appears on every page)
- Prayer Request
- A donate button
- Transformation Meditations (Dan’s Blog)
- A daily thought or Bible verse
- An item in our events category gets around 30 views. The sermon gets around 50 views.
- The web page is where people looking for a church go.
YouTube: We have a YouTube Channel but currently there is nothing on it.
We made it to Mt. Tabor and we are now on our way home. This is an ambitious route so we need your help. In fact we need your friend’s help, your neighbors help, and your dog’s help!
- Westminster Abbey
- Camino de Santiago (500 miles)
- Cairo to Cape (Includes Khartoum, Addis Ababa, Nairori, Dodoma, Lusaka, Gaborone) (7,731 miles)
- New Zealand
- Central America (Stopping to visit El Hogar)
The Festival Report
Last Saturday marked the 2nd Annual Desert Harvest Festival, sponsored by The Crazy Chile Farm, Transfiguration Episcopal Church, and the Maricopa County Community Garden Association. Heartfelt thanks to the many, many, people who pitched in to make the event a success! Celebrities in attendance included Mesa Mayor John Giles, Phoenix Opera star Johnny Huerta, folk and rock star Chris Rutledge (recently returned from his European tour), professional chef and chile cook-off winner Gordon Noyes, Laura Ward from House of Clydesdales, Troy Haviland from Haviland Shires, and Verde Valley based Leslie Fox from the Arizona Department of Agriculture Advisory Board for Food and Agriculture.
The Farmer's Market portion of the Festival was noticeably larger than last year with more fresh produce, two egg producers, and a CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) Garden. Our exhibitors consisted of Tenth Generation Farms (eggs and horses), Haviland Shires, True Garden Mesa (hydroponic produce/CSA), The Crazy Chile Farm, St. Andrew's Sedona (chile powders, jams, jellies, and salsas), Mesa Urban Gardens, Mesa HEART Studio (vegetable art), Local First Arizona, The Garden Gal, Vermiculturist, BG&P Fresh Roasted Green Chile, Transfiguration Prayer Shawls with Linda Jo, CAAFA (Community Alliance Against, Family Abuse, Harvest of Hope Community Garden, and The Maricopa County Master Gardener Program.
An increased number of activities for children (and an increased number of children attendees!) received lots of favorable comments--Art projects from Jaime Glasser, a free-throw contest, and curry-combing of the two Clydesdales. Thanks again folks.
The ECW annual Rummage Sale will be held on Friday November 11th and Saturday November 12th. The times for Friday are 8-4 and Saturday 8-1. This is a major fund raiser so please support us. The pricing on items is free will.