Your friends at the Acts 8 Movement want to offer resources to assist your congregation in inviting your neighbors to join you for worship. This year, we are offering a Lenten video to encourage a Lenten Reboot. We are alsoÂ offering the Episcopal Church the customizable video for congregations to promote their Ash Wednesday liturgies first created for 2016. You may post it as is, or you can download a high resolution video andÂ with some basic video editing skills create a customized video for your congregation.
We also offer an Easter video to customize for free and we hope your posting the Ash Wednesday ad now will raise awareness in advance of the Easter video.
The files you need to create your own video are linked below each video. Simply Right Click the links to save the files.
English language version MP4 file with extended section for adding text:
English language version WMV file with an extended section for adding text:
15-second English language .MP4 to share on Instagram:
Spanish language version MP4 file with extended section for adding text:
Spanish language version WMV file with an extended section for adding text:
15-second Spanish language .MP4 to share on Instagram:
Customize and Advertise
Want to customize this video and use it to create a Facebook ad? Let Nurya Love Parish show you how: Create your Facebook ad for Ash Wednesday.Â On her blog, she provides a tutorial for customizing the video using a MacÂ and a separate tutorial on placing a Facebook ad. She is also planning to survey churches who use the video on Facebook so we can learn more together.
There is no charge for using this video, it is simply our gift to you.
We wish you a most Holy Lent,
The Acts 8 Movement
A Note About Permissions
You may add your church name and service times without concern for copyright infringement or incurring any fees for this usage.
We created this video almost exclusively from original video recorded for this project. Every person shown signed a video release and we have made every effort to allow the people filmed to also see the video in advance of its going live. A purchased clip of the Jordan River is from videoblocks.com with background audio purchased from audioblocks.com and both are used royalty free within those agreements. We filmed the sunrise at Honey Creek Retreat Center in Waverly, Georgia. Adam Trambley wrote the script. The voices in this ad are Brendan O’Sullivan-Hale and Holli Powell in the English language version and the Rev. Alex Montes-Vela and his sister Sandra Montes in the Spanish language version. Frank Logue shot and edited the video. Everyone participatingÂ donated their time and work product to the project.
We give thanks to the congregations of St. Matthew’s and St. Paul the Apostle churches in Savannah, Georgia, and Canterbury Conference Center in Orviedo, Florida, where the video of imposing ashes were filmed. We apologize to those among the 19 persons filmed for the ad who were not in the final cut. You looked great, but some technical problems and the need to edit resulted in difficult choices.