Your friends at the Acts 8 Movement have two Christmas videos Episcopal churches can use for free. We created these multi-language videos (for the many of the languages in which Episcopalians worship) in the previous two years and offer them here anew for your use.
- Watch the video we launched in 2016 on YouTube in English here, Spanish here, Tagalog here, Cantonese here, Mandarin here, and Vietnamese here.
- download the videos for use on your congregation’s social media here. Right click on the link below with a PC or hold control and shift down while clicking on the link with a Mac and save to your computer. Then upload to your Facebook feed as your own video.
English (optimized for Instagram)
Using this Video
A Second Option
The video we created in 2015 offers options for those with some basic video editing skills to edit to add in information on your congregation. Those files are online for you to use, and are linked below. Simply Right Click the links to save the files.
MP4 file with extended section for adding text:
MP4 file with extended section for adding voice over and text:
WMV file with an extended section for adding text:
WMV file with an extended section for adding voice over and text:
Spanish language version MP4 file with extended section for adding text:
Spanish language version WMV file with an extended section for adding text:
Short tutorial on sharing and boosting a Facebook post
We hope one or both of these videos can be a key component in a plan to invite your neighbors to church this season. To make the most of the opportunity, we encourage you to review the Hospitality Checklist offered by Invite-Welcome-Connect.
There is no charge for using this video, it is simply our gift to you in the busyness of the season.
Have a Blessed Advent and a most joyous Christmas,
The Acts 8 Movement
A Note About Permissions
We created this video mostly from video clips purchased from videoblock.com with background audio purchased from audioblocks.com and this use is royalty free within those agreements. We selected art work in the public domain. The voices in this ad are persons from the Acts 8 Movement and permission is given hereby to use this video in promoting your congregation’s Christmas services. You may add your church name and service times without concern for copyright infringement or incurring any fees for this usage.
Sandra Montes translated the video into Spanish and provided the voiceover together with her brother Alex Montes-Vela for that version of the video, with her goddaughter Jaidani Ortiz closing out the voiceover. Fred Vergara translated the script into Tagalog and recorded the voiceover. Tinh Huynh provided the Vietnamese translation and voice recording. Merry Chan Ong put together a team for the Cantonese video to translate and record the script. David Simmons created the original score and Frank Logue edited the video. This collaboration involved Episcopalians in eight states working together on these two 1-minute videos.