The last time we printed a photo directory was in 2011. Since then, our kids have grown. Families have changed. And God has blessed us with a lot of new members. As Christians connected together at St. Paul, we share the same faith, the same Savior, and the same purpose. An up-to-date photo directory is one small step toward helping us all to get to know each other better. 2018 is our 125th anniversary, and one thing we want to do to celebrate is to deepen those connections even more. We're hoping you'll join us in this effort by scheduling a time to come in with your family and have your picture taken. The more people we can include, the better the directory will be.
Our goal by Easter 2018 is to have a new directory in your hands. It will be a full-color, spiral-bound book with pictures and contact information. Everyone who comes in for a photo session will get a free copy. We're also in the process of creating a digital directory. That way, you'll be able to find someone's phone number or email address even if you don't have the paper directory with you. Another advantage of the digital directory is that everyone's contact information can be updated in real time so that you won't have to wait until the next directory to have up-to-date phone numbers and addresses. The digital directory will be password protected so that only people connected to our ministry at St. Paul can access it.
When are the dates for photography?
We're scheduled for 12 days of photography. The weekday hours are 2:00-9:00pm. Saturdays are 10:00am - 5:00pm.
January 30 - February 3
What information is going to be in the directory?
We're planning to print each member's name, photo, address, home phone, cell phone, and email. When you check in for your photography session, we'll ask you to check that the information we have is up to date. If you'd rather keep one or more of those numbers private, you'll be able to mark that.
What if I am unable to be photographed during those dates?
Lifetouch will provide a list of locations and dates of other photography sessions in the area by calling them at (866) 756-0281. Information will be provided for you to take with you so that Lifetouch will forward your photography to us.
Can I submit a photo instead of coming to a photo session?
Yes, although we encourage our members to have their photo taken at church. Shut-in members can submit a photo free of charge, or can have their picture taken during a pastor visit to be added to the directory. Military personnel may also submit a photo and have it included at no charge. Others may submit a photo along with a publication authorization form and $10.
Can I have other family members (who are not members of St. Paul) included in my photo session?
Yes, although only member information and pictures will appear in the directory. Please note that groups of 7 or more will require 2 time slots.
Do I have to buy pictures?
Not if you don't want to. We know that many families appreciate the chance to buy nice family portraits. But you're not required to buy anything. The sales reps from LifeTouch have assured us that if you say "No," they won't pressure you to buy. Even if you don't buy any pictures, you'll still get a free 8x10 of your family and a copy of the new church directory.
How much do the portraits cost?
Pricing sheets and other information are available on the display table in the St. Paul gathering area. Look there as well for discounts you might qualify for.