Lawn Chair Contributor Update

Dear CatholicMom.com Contributor,

First and foremost, let me thank you for all that you give daily to make CatholicMom.com the special place it has become — you, our contributors, are truly the heart and soul of our site. With your amazing gifts to our readers, you have built a community that is worldwide and growing daily.

Second, I wanted to let you know about something we’re trying for the first time: a summer book study, which we’re calling “Lawn Chair Catechism“.

We’re hosting Lawn Chair Catechism at CatholicMom.com on Wednesdays this summer, beginning on May 29. We’re using Forming Intentional Disciples, by Sherry Weddell, as the basis for our study. You do not have to read the book to participate.

Our Sunday Visitor is offering this terrific book for the incredibly low price of $10 through June 8, with free shipping. After June 8 and through the conclusion of our study, they’ll be offering free shipping.

I know you’re all busy, so here are five easy ways you can help us get the word out about this tremendous opportunity to pray and learn together:

1. Post about it on your blog:

Sample text might read along these lines:

We’re hosting the “Lawn Chair Catechism” at CatholicMom.com on Wednesdays this summer, beginning on May 29. We’re using Forming Intentional Disciples, by Sherry Weddell, as the basis for our study.

We have put together a discussion guide that includes both the executive summary of each chapter and discussion questions, and a two-page discussion question-only download.

We’d love to have you participate! You do not have to read the book to participate.

Our Sunday Visitor is offering the book for the incredibly low price of $10 through June 8, with free shipping. After June 8 and through the conclusion of our study, they’ll be offering free shipping.

You can find all the information on the Lawn Chair Catechism page at CatholicMom.com.

2. Send a tweet:

Here are a few samples:

  • Lawn Chair Catechism at CatholicMom.com this summer. Join the summer study: http://ow.ly/lkZa9 #LawnChairCatechism
  • Bringing the New Evangelization into the heart of your summer. http://ow.ly/lkZa9 #LawnChairCatechism
  • Who says discipleship can’t involve a lawn chair? Join the summer fun at CatholicMom.com http://ow.ly/lkZa9 #LawnChairCatechism

3. Post about it on Facebook:

Here are some ideas you’re welcome to use:

  • CatholicMom.com is hosting the Lawn Chair Catechism this summer. It’s a book study designed for people who are just as busy as you and who have a desire to learn about putting the New Evangelization into action. See you there! www.CatholicMom.com/LawnChairCatechism
  • Summer reading that you’ll enjoy AND that will help you grow into everyday evangelization and discipleship. Join us at CatholicMom.com for Lawn Chair Catechism: www.CatholicMom.com/LawnChairCatechism
  • Just when you thought you might pull your hair out this summer, CatholicMom.com brings you Lawn Chair Catechism. We hope it will be the discussion none of us makes time to have in real life. And, while we’re at it, we also hope it will help us grow to be better Catholics. www.CatholicMom.com/LawnChairCatechism

4. Share the attached graphic on Pinterest or Google+ or anywhere else you want.

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5. Tell your parish religious education coordinator, your pastor, and a friend about this program and the resources we’ve included. 

There is a discussion guide with executive summaries of each chapter and a discussion question-only handout. We also have sample bulletin announcements and a flyer for parishes to use.

You can find all the information on the Lawn Chair Catechism page at CatholicMom.com.

Thanks again for all you do, and hope to “see” you as part of our summer study!

With prayers of gratitude for you and your precious loved ones,

Lisa
Lisa M. Hendey