About the Beacon

The Beacon newsletter is published and distributed bi-weekly on Tuesdays, generally on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. The 1st Tuesday issue focus is on communication from the Minister, the DRE, and others; the 2nd Tuesday issue focuses on Committees and General Interest information. [Information about submitting to the Beacon]

Beacon Issues

All Beacon issues are PDFs. The most recent issue appears at the top of the list.

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Submitting to the Beacon

The Beacon is generally for articles rather than announcements; announcements are typically found in the Sunday Times. Articles are due by 5:00 PM Monday, the week prior to the Tuesday Beacon publication date (8 days in advance). Please see the Beacon Newsletter Deadlines for specific dates.

Submission Guidelines

Article length: 250 word count is preferred; up to 350 words is OK. If the word count is above 350, the editor will discuss with the author. Pictures are encouraged! Please send pictures as separate attachments, not in the body of the article. 

Please note: There is a NEW SUBMISSION PROCESS for The Beacon. To submit, please upload your article (either in Word or as a Google Doc), and your photos, using a Google link which will be different for each issue. Email your committee chair or newsletter@uunorthampton.org for the link. 

Once you have followed the appropriate link and are in Google Drive, click on the “+New” icon on the top left of the page, then click on “File Upload”. When you have completed your uploads, just close the browser page.

If you need help with uploading the article, please reach out to Ghelp@uunorthampton.org.