January: Considering Facebook
As many of you know, I very much enjoy Facebook, the social networking website. If you are not on Facebook, I’d like to encourage you to join and participate. If you are already on Facebook, I’d like you to know I’m glad.
Here’s why: Facebook is becoming the primary way that Unitarian Universalists across the country and across the world communicate with each other.
For those of us at Chalice who are active on Facebook, it is a way to be in touch all week long. Photos are shared, as are daily gratitudes and annoyances. Silly videos are shared. So are important news articles. Many of you who travel share the joys of your journey as you go.
But just as important as strengthening the bonds of our church community, Facebook is also helping UUs develop connections across wider distances. Facebook “groups” exist for UUs interested in a wide assortment of topics. These groups include:
- UU Climate Action Network
- UU Ministry for Earth Discussion Group
- UUs Resisting New Jim Crow and Mass Incarceration
- UU Parenting
- UU Humanists
And there are many, many more! There are over a hundred groups for UUs on Facebook, with more forming every day.
These are in addition to the pages you can “like,” such as Chalice’s page. “Liking” a page means you’ll receive that page’s posts and updates. We often post photos from Chalice’s events on our page, along with reminders about upcoming services and activities.
If you aren’t on Facebook, please consider joining. It’s a good way to get connected.
Bright blessings, Sharon
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