Gracie Notes! Speaking of Social Media

Gracie's-FB-profile-photoHi!  I’m Gracie, the “unity and diversity” traveling evangelist for the Central Pacific Conference. I recently attended the Social Media and the Church workshop with Bruce Reyes-Chow. If you weren’t there, you missed a great event! (And… I hear video of the workshop is coming soon.) Bruce is high-energy, funny, and an experienced user of Social Media in the Church.  Thanks, Bruce, for sharing your wisdom with us!Speaking of Social Media, on October 13, 2015, I launched my own Facebook page: Gracie On the Way! If you’re on Facebook, I’d love for you to “Like” my page. If you want to keep up with my travels, you can also check “receive notifications” (open the “Liked” button menu to select). That way, you won’t miss anything.

October 2014:  0 Likes                      March 2015:  192 Likes

My page is just one of 6 Facebook pages sharing news about the Central Pacific Conference. Here’s info on the rest, and some stats about our “reach”:1.  Central Pacific Conference Facebook page: frequent posts about the UCC in the world, articles about progressive Christianity, and word about our mission partners.
June 2014:  128 Likes      August 2014:  346 Like        March 2015:  419 Likes
2.  2014 Central Pacific Conference of the UCC Annual Meeting: just what is says!  Info about the past upcoming Annual Meeting in Pendleton.  The date will change to promote the 2015 meeting.  Use this page to get your members excited about attending.
    June 2014:  78 Likes       August 2014: 146 Likes       March 2015: 185 Likes
3.  Justice and Witness Ministry Team: frequent posts about social justice issues and the actions of our churches, the Central Pacific Conference, and the national setting of the United Church of Christ.
June 2014:  47 Likes        August 2014: 186 Likes        March 2015: 268 Likes
4.   Local Church Ministry Team: frequent posts about social media in the church (a special focus of the LCMT this year) and more general articles about local church vitality and post-modern Christianity.
June 2014:  12 Likes       August 2014:  155 Likes       March 2015:  272 Likes
5.  Walter John Boris: our conference minister. “Friend” him if you’d like a little more personal take on his ministry with the Central Pacific Conference and his life, in general. His “friends” include CPC clergy and church members, most UCC Conference Ministers and national staff, partners in the UCC-Philippines, ecumenical colleagues, friends and family.
August 2014:  890 Friends          March 2015:  1,080 Friends

If you have any stories to share about your FB page, or any ideas for our Central Pacific Conference FB pages, I‘d love to hear from you! 
~ gracie

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