Good News!

Good News!—we’re 30!

During 30 years of successfully serving the USA Eastern Territory as its “paper of record,”Good News! has striven to be relevant to the needs of its readers. From face–to–face focus group discussions, to ongoing conversations via Facebook and Twitter, to the printed word in Good News! Buenas Noticias! and the Korean Good News! we’ve maintained an exciting and an ongoing dialogue with you.

Today, we’ve reached a 30–year milestone and will use it as a platform from which to achieve a higher level of communication that will keep you even more informed, inspired, and equipped.

Down through the years, Salvationists in the East have come to rely onGood News! for coverage of territorial, divisional, national, and international news. We’ve featured annual events such as the Candidates Seminar, Commissioning Weekend, Old Orchard Beach Camp Meetings, Star Lake Musicamp, Welcome to Cadets, as well as TAM Conservatory, CAST, the Territorial Holiness Institute, and the LEAD Conference.

We’ve featured the music ministries of such groups as the New York Staff Band, Eastern Territorial Songsters, CrossFire Brass, and New Sounds for Christ.

We’ve also highlighted the territory’s financial and practical support of other nations through our mission partners and the Self–Denial World Mission Fund, and we’ve helped strengthen connections with our officers serving in other territories in the United States and abroad.

In this Good News! you’ll hear from Lt. Colonel Cheryl A. Maynor, our newly appointed secretary for communications, as she describes the merger taking place at Territorial Headquarters that is bringing our print, video, and online social media together under one umbrella to better serve you with today’s amazing 21st–century technologies. You’ll also hear from Jon Knaggs, social media director, as he shares how Commissioner Barry C. Swanson, territorial commander, is using Twitter and his blog to stay in touch.

In subsequent issues, we’ll pay special tribute to the people who have helped make the paper what it is today.

In 1984, Commissioner Orval Taylor, then territorial commander, wrote to the first readers of Good News! “We hope you’ll find this publication helpful, interesting, and inspiring. There is much to be positive about!”

Happy New Year!

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