Half the fun of social media operations is the fact that the platforms are continuously evolving, and often breaking along the way. “Notes,” the application we use to import content to Facebook, has gotten a facelift to mixed reaction. While it looks great and works _ok_, it still doesn’t update in a timely fashion; fortunately we’ve discovered the manual override to that.
As commenters mourned the loss of Charles Crump, the Rev. Lauren Stanley piped in: “Somehow, I don’t think he’s going to rest in peace. I think that instead, he’s gonna organize heaven!”
To Elizabeth Kaeton’s observations on Priests-in-Charge, reader Bill Kindel points out an advantage of holding that position over that of interim rector:
I’m a Priest-in-Charge of a small, but reasonably healthy parish that chose not to take a year out to search for a Rector. My 3-year agreement expires next spring, by which time the parish and I will have discerned a call (or not) for me to become the next Rector. For many parishes, this “try before you buy” approach works quite well; in this diocese, about 80% of Priests-in-Charge are ultimately installed as Rectors.
The healthy parish PIC is a recent development, from what I can tell. When I was an overactive layman in another diocese, Priests-in-Charge were primarily used to help parishes work out major issues before they could consider performing a search. Interim Rectors are usually ineligible to be considered by the search, but Priest-in-Charge may be.
Twitter, on the other hand, now has a “who to follow” interface that includes the ability to see who among your friends is following a particular stream, and I’ve been making a point of following some of you back (many of whom I thought the Cafe was already following). That said, we get more traction out of your retweets and follow-friday recommendations than anything, and very much appreciate all of them.
And for Twitter fun, @Liturgy is collecting pewsheet (bulletin) bloopers.