Election Day Communion: Social Media & Christian Unity

A nationwide witness to Christian unity during a season of political division began not by councils of churches or denominations, but 2 Mennonite pastors and a lay Episcopalian in a swing state.  Election Day Communion puts forth a compelling vision: on the day when our country feels the most divided, invite Christians to come to Christ’s common table. Inclusion in the body of Christ comes not at the ballot box but at the waters of baptism.

Social media tools enable the good idea to spread via FacebookTwitter and a website on the inexpensive platform WordPress. But none of the tools matter without a compelling vision. Learn your digital ministry tools. Today, 728 congregations across the country are participating. But for something to “go viral,” you need a compelling vision or a cute cat photo. And frankly, the internet already has enough cats. 


Published by RevEverett

I'm a pastor in the United Church of Christ here in Boston. I serve as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches. Cycliss, seamstress, my book is "Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels." NJ by birth, MA by choice. Opinions are my own. Love abounds.

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