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Social Media Sunday: tweet your heart out

Social Media Sunday: tweet your heart out

Get out your phone and send a selfie or other photo from church this Sunday. Episcopal News Service has the story of a movement to make the Episcopal Church go “viral” June 29. Use hashtag #episcopal:

its-an-episcopal.pngWhile in church this Sunday, get out your smart phone. Facebook a selfie, live-tweet a prayer, blog an idea, video the hymn-singing, Instagram photos, Pinterest fun images, Foursquare a location — and use #Episcopal — so “Social Media Sunday” goes viral.

Social Media Sunday is an invitation to Episcopalians to share faith in the digital universe, according to Carolyn Clement and Laura Catalano, church social media administrators, who came up with the idea.

“It’s a way of saying this is what’s going on in my church. We’re just interested in making connections on Sunday,” according to Catalano, 35, who volunteers at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Read more ideas for encouraging participation and using the event as a teaching time about social media here and at EpiscopalShare. #Episcopal Social Media Sunday on Facebook.

June 30 is the annual Social Media Day around the world.

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Wayne Sherrer

To paraphrase an old question, if you were on trial for being a Christian, could your social media friends provide the evidence to convict you? Our Sunday morning worship is often one of the biggest secrets of our online persona.

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Judith Miller

Wow...I work in a high tech software company so I'm not a luddite. Thanks, though, for the heads up so I can go elsewhere this Sunday. This seems just too gimmicky for me.

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