Churches use portals either as their main website or in conjunction with their own church-only site. A portal brings a whole new dimension to a church website because it is full of information that is useful, and appeals to, every single person in a church's parish not just to the people who physically go to the church. By combining local weather forecasts, what's on locally and nationally and access to online shopping with information they want to project to their community (such as Sunday services, fundraising events, etc), the Church can reach people it might otherwise never communicate with. 2day sites can also carry advertising if required, so churches can raise revenue - just as they do from paper parish magazines.