“Good News” Brochure Distribution Program to Expand
February 22, 2012
Successful U.S. Member Participation Program to Begin 14th Distribution Year
We are pleased to announce that four new tri-fold brochures and an updated earlier one are now available for distribution by brethren and congregations in the United States. The brochures offer potential readers a free, one-year subscription to The Good News magazine and one of our foundational booklets. The brochure titles include:
- Heaven and Hell – What Does the Bible Really Teach?
- Holidays or Holy Days – Does it Matter Which Days We Observe?
- Managing Your Finances
- The United States and Britain in Bible Prophecy
- What Happens After Death? (updated)
For the last 13 years the Good News brochure distribution program has been an important part of the efforts of the United Church of God to publish the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Since 1999 our dedicated church members have distributed over half a million brochures. These brochures have generated 10,046 subscriber responses equaling an overall excellent 1.95 percent response at a very fine $1.56 cost per response. Below are brochure distribution totals for each year:
- 1999 21,497
- 2000 43,500
- 2001 40,200
- 2002 51,250
- 2003 21,840
- 2004 13,835
- 2005 108,535
- 2006 71,665
- 2007 58,408
- 2008 31,555
- 2009 18,485
- 2010 27,080
- 2011 6,620
Over the previous 13 years brethren have placed brochures in restaurants, supermarkets, motels, hospital and clinic lobbies, auto-repair shops, hairdressers, senior centers, libraries, convenience stores and many other locations.
Whether brochures are placed in a display or a few are left on a table for pick-up in such locations, many distribution opportunities exist to reach potential readers. Additionally, members have used brochures as an opportunity to introduce the Church’s literature to interested relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
As we begin our 14th distribution year, we invite all brethren and congregations in the United States to participate in this newly expanded program. This program is one in which every member can be involved.
Please contact John LaBissoniere at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-562-9400 or toll-free 888-369-9940 for your supply of brochures and displays.
Also for information, you are welcome to visit the Brochure Program Web page at http://www.ucg.org/volunteer-opportunity/you-can-help-good-news-brochure-distribution-program/.
John LaBissoniere—Print Advertising Manager, Media and Communications Services