(UBF PRESS-Daily Bread Meeting) We Have a Strong Desire to Improve Our English Daily Bread
T*onyKing (Coordinator of English Daily Bread, Chicago UBF)
* ANNUAL MEETING VIA ZOOM WITH 5 NEW MEMBERS
The English Daily Bread team met via Zoom on the evening of Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The 90-minute meeting was structured but fairly informal. It was the first time we had met in about a year and a number of changes have occurred since the last meeting. Dr. J_amesJoung stepped down from the coordinator role, A_nnieLee stepped down as the proofreader and Dr. J_oseAhn stepped down as a writer. Their service was invaluable in getting the daily bread published and we are all very appreciative of all their labor in the Lord.
At the same time, five new people joined the team. The meeting began by welcoming our newest members: G_raceBaik (Milwaukee), P_aulChang (Hamilton), J_acobKim (Chicago), J_ohnLee (Chicago), and P_aulLee (Scarborough). The daily bread team now consists of:
Writers: K*evinAlbright (Chicago), P*aulChang (Hamilton), J*acobKim (Chicago), T*onyKing (Chicago), P*aulLee (Scarborough), Y*vonneLee (Chicago), D*avidMiller (Cincinnati), D*ennisMiller (Chicago), J*asonPerry (DuPage), S*teveStasinos (Toledo), J*oeWert (New Albany).
Proofreaders/Editors: G*raceBaik (Milwaukee), J*ohnLee (Chicago)
Layout and printing: J*oshuaMin (Chicago)
Coordinator: T*onyKing (Chicago)
After going around the virtual room and introducing ourselves, we reviewed the last six months. Then our proofreaders shared some feedback with our writers based on their work for the 2020 Q3 issue. Next, we had an open discussion as people shared their approach on writing daily bread and asked and answered questions about writing style and content. We discussed how to improve the daily bread to meet the needs of the larger UBF community and all who use the daily bread as a devotional resource. We believe that we have been successful if we've encouraged the daily bread readers to seek and know God better through his word and prayer each day.
We had a lot to discuss and will continue to do so. Rather than meet annually as had been done in the past, the team decided to meet once a quarter for 90 minutes.
* PLEASE SEND US CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS!
There was a strong desire to improve the daily bread and that starts with hearing from the readership. Until we can determine how to capture such feedback in a more efficient way, we invite anyone who uses the daily bread to please send constructive comments directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if the daily bread has somehow blessed you, the team would love to hear how. We do not promise that your suggestions or ideas will be directly incorporated into the daily bread but we promise that it will be considered together with all the other feedback and constraints.
And we are always looking for help in this all-volunteer ministry. There are potentially more ways to contribute than writing and editing. So if you are interested or simply curious, reach out directly to the email in the previous paragraph.