UNION — An electronic sign placed at its entrance is providing both members and the general public with a constant stream of information about what’s going on at Corinth Baptist Church.
Rev. J.A. Calhoun said the new electronic sign replaced the old sign which he described as a concrete stand which displayed only the name of the church and its pastor. Calhoun said the new sign is part of the church’s efforts to make use of modern technology to keep its congregation and the community informed about its services. He said the sign enables the church to easily update that information and provide it on a daily basis.
“We’re trying to just update the technology at our church,” Rev. J.A. Calhoun said Tuesday. “This was one area and with this new sign we can advertise a lot more on-site about the services we offer.
“We have daycare and we offer an outreach program called ‘Still I Rise,” he said. “Our general special days and announcements of the times of our worship and Sunday School we can also post on there.”
Calhoun added that if the church is forced to cancel services because of the weather that information can also be posted on the sign.
The new sign cost between $12,000 and $14,000 and was paid for out of church funds.
Calhoun said the sign has proved popular with both the congregation and the general public.
“It’s gone tremendously well,” Calhoun said. “It’s been well received by the congregation and the community.”
Calhoun added that the sign is part of the church’s efforts to update the technology it uses in its ministry.
“We have also added a media ministry with which we’re able to do some media worship, do some pre-recordings, and display all of our announcements as well as our hymns,” Calhoun said. “”We’ve also upgraded the recording system.”
Corinth Baptist church is located at 302 N. Herndon St., Union.
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