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#SocialMediaSunday became a national event on June 29, 2014 — primarily within Episcopal churches. But this year it has become an ecumenical effort. So on October 25th whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on Social Media there will be a hashtag for you: #SMS15.

The idea is elegantly simple. When you post on social media about books you’ve read, restaurants in which you’ve dined and movies or shows you’ve watched, you’re letting your friends know something about yourself and what’s important to you. You can find out more about it in the Social Media Sunday Facebook group  or on Twitter.

It’s super easy to be a “social media ambassador” for All Saints Church on October 25 — simply post something on any of the social media you use to let your friends know you went to church, and where. For example:

• Post something brief about an aspect of the service that speaks to you. This can be text (a status update, an evocative quote from the sermon) or visual (a photo or even — if you’re ambitious — a short video). Stained glass windows, altar flowers, smiling friends on the lawn, the buzz at the Action Table — on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat … options abound!
• If you’re posting on Facebook use the Location icon to tag All Saints Church your post. You can also simply check in to the ASC Facebook page when you arrive.
• If you’d like your post to be included by those following Social Media Sunday, include the hashtag #SMS15.

If every single Episcopalian who’s on social media posted one single thing about attending church on October 25, imagine how many millions of people they would reach with that witness — so put those smartphones to use!

In the words of St. Teresa of Avila, adapted by church social media expert Meredith Gould (@MeredithGould on Twitter):

Christ has no online presence but yours,
No blog, no Facebook page but yours,
Yours are the tweets through which love touches this world,
Yours are the posts through which the Gospel is shared,
Yours are the updates through which hope is revealed.
Christ has no online presence but yours,
No blog, no Facebook page but yours.

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