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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    Engaging in small group ministry on Facebook

    August 30, 2021 / By UNY Communications

    Upper New York Conference’s very own Lori Jagow (Pendleton Center UMC Online Minister) shared with Resource UMC many ways that you can engage your parishioners in small groups using Facebook.

    In her article, Lori mentions some of the following ways to engage with your Facebook community:

    • Comment on posts made by followers
    • Host weekly Facebook Live sessions with Q&A. Avoid one-way communication. Remember, people are on social media to be social. 
    • Put out a weekly schedule of programming
    • Share photos, blogs and pose questions to the group in a post.
    • Ask for prayer requests

    Lori also discusses how to set up a Facebook group and livestreaming of small group meetings.

    Click here to read Lori’s helpful digital ministries article.

    With more than 125,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises of more than 800 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."