Monday, July 29, 2013

Welcome to the New Home of the Calgary Secular Church On-Line


When this church started a year ago, I received an invite for a radio interview on CBC, and I suddenly realized how unprepared I was. One of the many things I had not done yet was set up a website, so I hurriedly cobbled together a DjangoCMS website and uploaded it to my hosting provider.

Since that time, I've made a couple of changes to the CMS, and managed to lose the ability to edit things in the interface. For the most part, I just put some generic placeholder text up on the www.calgarysecularchurch.org website and pointed people to the Facebook page, where most of our activity took place. This let me have a "web presence" of sorts, but freed me from the task of updating the website I had broken.

In any case, this hasn't worked very well, mainly because it looks shabby and unprofessional, but also because a lot of people aren't willing to participate on the Facebook group. It turns out Facebook is really REALLY good at telling everyone else what you're doing, even if you don't want that thing broadcasted to all your friends and family.

So I'm attempting a reboot of the original website. I'm basing it on a Blogger page, and will point to its articles from the Facebook page. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Oh, and welcome!

5 comments:

  1. I came in contact with a member of this church recently and was told there might possibly, maybe, tenetatively, not for sure, be a trip to the Burgess Shale planned for 2014.

    Is there a place on the website for information like this? I really only have time to surf the net while at work, and since we don't have Facebook or any other social sites available, this is about the only source of information I have.

    If social media is the only way information is distributed, then I'll have to start surfing the net at home when the kids and wife are asleep.

    If the Burgess trip is a go, I'd love to take my 14 year old son. My daughter is 10, so is too young unless kids are encouraged to go, which I highly doubt for a trip such as this.

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  2. We are definitely planning a trip to the Burgess Shale. It's good to know our members are excited about it. :)

    In February we'll release more information, so watch this space (we will release information on this web site). We're setting up a mailing list in the next few weeks as well (which will be announced here as well). You may want to join that.

    Bear in mind there will be costs associated with this trip, and space will be severely limited. But if you miss this Pilgrimage Through Time, we'll do it again next year.

    Kind regards,
    Korey

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  3. for those of us without a vehicle, what buses go past your building

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    1. Hi Judytoo,

      Not sure why I didn't get notified of your post. :( We're moving to the U of C in the fall, so the C-Train will probably be your best bet. Hopefully it will be much easier. Check out the "Meetings" page for more details.

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  4. Great information Is there a place on the website for information like this? I really only have time to surf the net while at work, and since we don't have Facebook or any other social sites available, this is about the only source of information I have..........

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