Thursday, August 30, 2012

Vergers on Facebook: Check it Out

Have you visited the VGEC Facebook page? Go to http://facebook.com/vergerguild and give it a “Like,” then let everyone know what you are doing in your church or share a thought or photo.

Michael Sanchez, of Lake Oswego, Oregon recently answered VGEC Communications & Technology Officer, Scott Smith’s call for volunteers by taking responsibility for the VGEC Facebook page.

Michael, a music educator by training and vocation, became the verger at ChristEpiscopal Church in Lake Oswego after observing the vergers serving in the consecration service of The Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley, Bishop of Oregon.

Michael’s vision for using social media in the VGEC is one of creating an accessible social community for vergers and encouraging everyone to join a continuing conversation on and around our Christian liturgy. He sees his role only as a facilitator, saying that, “…the users are the real owners of the site.” He hopes that the page will appeal to vergers of all levels of experience.

We are encouraged to get on the page and play with the various components to see how they work. He reminds us that, “It is just software. You can’t break it.” So jump in and enjoy meeting and sharing with each other!”

The ideas Michael has for the page come from his collective experience with the many Facebook pages he currently visits in his professional life and from his experience as an educator and musician.

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