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#UMACscorecard Are you serious?

Hi! Your friendly, neighborhood Geekpreacher here. United Methodist Churches around America are about to start meeting for business and, like most business meetings, it can be boring and frustrating. I’m sure there will be arguments about finances, sexuality, and a host of other issues. Honestly, it can sometimes get downright nasty.


Personally, I think a “spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” so I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and introduce a bit of levity into these proceedings across the UMC.


A friend recently introduced me to the United Methodist Annual Conference Scorecard and I thought it would be a good idea if we could, like Chris Hardwick of @nerdist and @midnight, have our own #hashtagwars and yell out #points via social media. How does this work? Simple. Stop by the Scorecard website and whenever one of the points happens just post on your various social media #UMACscorecard and tell us what happened.


If you think something is points worthy, just post it and give yourself #points every time it’s retweeted. Personally, I’m looking forward to hearing a variation on the old joke, “How can you tell a Methodist from a Baptist? The Methodists say ‘Hello’ to each other at the liquor store.” Whenever I hear that tired old joke (or tell it myself) I’m posting it to Twitter and giving myself some points. (Okay, I’m also hoping to find a preacher’s kid named Zebediah. I just think that would be awesome.) So, what’s with the points? Well, everything is made up and the points don’t matter and if you get that reference tell Drew Carey I said hello.

Or, I could be like Chris Hardwick and just give out points to the one who makes me laugh the loudest or gets the most retweets.


So, are you in? I hope so. Join me in the #UMACscorecard and I will see you on the Internetz.

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2 Responses to #UMACscorecard Are you serious?

  1. Your Holy Geekiness:

    Hate to tell you, but UMAC is the official acronym for the United Methodist Association of Communicators. So if you use it as a hashtag, you are very likely to get a bunch of ticked-off church communicators expecting to chat about comm things rather than annual conference things. Perhaps you’d like to find another option?

    • The GeekPreacher says:

      In just doing a cursory search of twitter, I think the United Methodist Association of Communicators may want to “get mad” at the United Martial Arts Centers. They’re the ones that have the top tweets with the #UMAC hashtag. It should be an interesting battle. I’m envisioning a Mortal Kombat scenario where “fatality” is said quite a bit and I don’t think it’s going to be by the United Methodist Communicators.

      BTW, the hashtag I’m planning on using isn’t #UMAC. It is #UMACscorecard so please feel free to use it during Annual Conference! Hope you have a great time during Holy Conferencing. 🙂

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