Social Media Club of the UMC

I have enjoyed being involved in #SMCKC, the Social Media Club of Kansas City. I have learned a lot from others, particularly over the past few months in presentations on social media efforts from various local companies. In addition, conversations have proven to be fruitful.

So why not #smcumc? A Social Media Club for The United Methodist Church? A mission or purpose statement could be similar to that found at the #SMCKC website:

“Our primary goal is to help the greater Kansas City and sister communities across the country understand social media’s purpose, use and benefits. #smckc was founded on six pillars: Awareness, Education, Advocacy, Industry Leadership, Adoption of Standards, and Technology.”

I believe that the UMC at all levels, from local church to general agencies and general conference could benefit from better leveraging social media.

Who’s in?

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    • Previously Used Annual Conference #Hashtags (these were the ones used last year and could have changed) Can we pare them down to determine which ones will be re-used or are in use year round? I assume the ones with 09 will either be updated with “2010” or “10” or maybe the year will be dropped altogether…

      • #arumc – Arkansas (@ar_umc)
      • #awfumc09 – Alabama – West Florida
      • #ctc09 – Central Texas
      • #gnjac2009 – Greater New Jersey
      • #dscumc – Desert Southwest
      • #flumc – Florida
      • #kac – Kentucky
      • #kseumc – Kansas East
      • #kswumc – Kansas West (@kswumc)
      • #inumc – Indiana
      • #moac09 – Missouri
      • #mnumc – Minnesota
      • #msac – Mississipi
      • #naumc – North Alabama
      • #nccumc – North Carolina
      • #neumc – New England
      • #ngumc09 – North Georgia
      • #ntxac – North Texas
      • #nyumc – New York
      • #okumc – Oklahoma
      • #pcaumc – any tweets about the proposed constitutional amendments for the denomination.
      • #pnwac – Pacific Northwest
      • #rmcumc – Rocky Mountain
      • #sgaumc09 – South Georgia
      • #theaumc – Alaska
      • #tnumc – Tennessee
      • #txac – Texas
      • #umcnic – Northern Illinois (@umcnic)
      • #umcsc – South Carolina
      • #wncc – Western North Carolina
      • #wocumc – West Ohio
      • #wvac09 – West Virginia
      • #yacumc – Yellowstone
      • #scjumc – South Central Jurisdiction

  1. For Annual Conference hashtags, keep an eye on @UMCommunication on Twitter, they’ve been posting some of those today.

  2. A connectional church using social media. Wesley would have loved it 🙂

    Love the idea. Hope we can keep the innovative spirit.

  3. I’m in.

    BTW, my conference, Central Pennsylvania (CPC), will have its closing conference on June 4-5 and its uniting conference on June 12. The churches of CPC will be uniting with the Pennsylvania churches of the Wyoming Conference to form a new conference called the Susquehanna Conference.

    It should be a very active couple weekends!

  4. Sounds great I am in! I think it would be good to rethink some of the pillars though. Perhaps one on Service/Prayer/Connections off the top of my head.

    That list of all the annual conference hashtags is impressive! Nice work to somebody who put that together!

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