Parish Paper
Ideas and Insights for Active Congregations
Coeditors: Herb Miller, Lyle Schaller, Cynthia Woolever

The Central/Southern Illinois Synod subscribes to The Parish Paper, and receives the monthly issues as an E-mail PDF attachment. When you (a) distribute copies to your organization’s staff, constituents, and congregations, or (b) post issues on your organization’s Website, please include the notice below the list of issues.

Our organization’s purchase of photocopy rights for The Parish Paper INCLUDES

  • Permission to provide copies to our staff and the congregations within our constituency in any of the following ways: E-mail, U.S. Mail, newspaper, newsletter, meetings, training events, and our Website.
  • Permission for each congregation within our constituency to (a) photocopy or electronically distribute for local use as many copies as it needs, (b) post them on its Website, and (c) quote sentences and paragraphs.
  • Your congregation does NOT have permission (a) to delete the copyright notice on page 2; (b) to re-write, paraphrase, or change the wording of sentences and paragraphs; or (c) to give ANY THIRD PARTY—other than your staff and constituents—permission to photocopy or reprint (in any quantity, no matter how small, whether for free distribution or for sale).
  • If your congregation uses a U.S. Post Office Nonprofit Mailing Permit to distribute photocopies with its newsletter or other mailings, most local Post Offices require that every item carry your congregation’s name and address. Above The Parish Paper masthead, type your congregation’s name, address, and “Photocopied by Permission.”

Herb Miller, Editor
The Parish Paper