As an idea for a new service for 2018 we have just added a Twitter account to the technology services offering. This is currently an experimental offering, but if there is any interest we may be able to make it permanent.
And a Twitter account is what exactly?
If you’re not sure what that is, or what it does, it’s a service that allows the church to push out brief informational notes, known as “Tweets” to anyone who is following the @mywcoc Twitter account.
There is a 280 character limit in a Tweet, recently doubled from 140. When twitter was first established they used SMS text messages to carry the tweets which had a 160 character limit. Twitter reserved 20 characters for the user name, hence the original 140 characters.
This is an ideal medium for getting messages out quickly to our church family. Any member following the church twitter account @mywcoc will receive tweets. So imagine if there was an urgent pray request, or perhaps no services due to snow – what a great way to let everyone know. What’s more its all free and there are Apps (of course) for iPhone and Android, so you can receive tweets on your mobile devices.
If you already follow other twitter accounts, then follow the Warrenton Church of Christ twitter account @mywcoc using your existing Twitter app.