Social Media Sunday is September 24

Social Media Sunday is an ecumenical effort to share the good news about building community online. This annual event gives faith communities an opportunity to consider how to reach out online, digitally welcome people, and share their story.

The Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary is offering a free one-hour webinar on August 30 at 3 p.m. to help you get started on you #SMS2017 plans. Click here for info and registration.

Here are some other resources to help you make the most of #SMS2017 Social Media Sunday:
Social Media Sunday - An article from Building Faith with some helpful ideas.

What is a Digital Disciple? - A nice article about ways to use social media.

The Holy Work of Social Media - An excellent article on the power of social media to build community.

Social Media Sunday Facebook group

Need help with the naysayers? "Six Objections to Online Ministry" can help you with them.

Bulletin insert for Social Media Sunday. This is available in Publisher format as well. Contact Ann Turner for a copy,

Finally, here's a blessing for digital devices, written by the Rev. David Perkins:

God of all grace, who dwells with us and constantly reaches out to us through your Spirit, bless our smartphones and tablets. May what we share, especially about our church and our spiritual journeys, draw others into the experience of your love. Enable us with your wisdom to use our devices discreetly and reverently and may your loving hospitality come through in what we share with others. In the name of the Christ who seeks all of us. Amen.

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