The UU Social Media Lab on Facebook has included the following discussions in recent weeks:
• Whether to make worship services available on DVD, livestreaming, or by posting the files onto websites and Facebook pages. And if posting to websites, to be mindful to omit music that is copyrighted unless permissions have been obtained.
• From a congregation that loans its folding chairs for public events: How can the chairs be creatively marked to promote the congregation’s mission?
• Locating email newsletter software that will allow creation of PDFs so it can be added later to a website.
• Reviewing and rating your congregation on Yelp as a way of attracting seekers. Try this. Go to yelp.com, put in the name of your congregation, and see what comes up.
Join the lab (registration required) for discussions about a variety of topics around how congregations can and do use social media.