Facebook Fruitage

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Clearwater, FL

[July, 2019] Follow the discussion below and see the exchange with a woman living in the field of labor of the branch church in Clearwater.  This woman (a non-Scientist living within 30 miles of this branch church) reached out to us through the message function of Facebook to inquire as to our relationship with the church of Scientology. The exchange ended in her saying she was planning on visiting her local CS church in Seminole.  Isn’t this what outreach is all about?

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First Church of Christ, Scientist, Decatur, IL

[May, 2019] Follow the discussion below and see the wonderful response from a member of First Church, Decatur, Illinois. This woman (a non-Scientist living within 30 miles of this branch church) read the recent JSH article entitled, “God taught me how to love my mom” and responded with comments. And her yearning was met with a tender and sweet personal invitation – to which she responded that she will ‘see about going there.’  Isn’t this what outreach is all about?

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First Church of Christ, Scientist, Kalamazoo

For their 2019 lecture on April 14th, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Kalamazoo budgeted $200 for their lecture’s Facebook ad campaign. Their campaign went to people living within 30 miles of their church.

  • They reached over 3,200 people,
  • received 42 Event Responses,
  • had one person (totally new to CS) request a ride to the lecture and 2 members arranged to pick her up,
  • had 6 people Share the lecture ad with their friends,
  • had 44 people click the ad content or header which explained the lecture topic or the church sponsoring the lecture,
  • had 2 people Comment on the ad (see image below),
  • and had 5 people RSVP that they were attending.

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First Church of Christ, Scientist, Rome, GA

[February, 2019] As a result of their continued Facebook activity (daily inspirational posts), FCCS, Rome has seen a visitor from their area attending their services. Written up by Belinda M. J. – a member of FCCS, Rome:

“I first heard from this young woman when she and two others “liked” the Rome Facebook page early in the year. I was led to check out her personal Facebook page and discovered she lives in Rome and found from a post on her page that she had a website selling inspirational items. Because one has the saying “There is no spot where God is not”  and another poster which listed synonyms for God, I felt a connection. From this, I discovered that she was an inter-faith minister. She also “liked” our page in February.”

“In late February, we had two visitors to our church. When I found out her name and recognized it from Facebook, it was like greeting an old friend. We were able to discuss her website and discuss the ideas which were familiar to us. She asked some questions about our service and I was able to introduce her to our other members. I’m still hoping to follow up on her visit.” – Belinda

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Athens, GA

In 2018 a young man found FCCS, Athens through Facebook and even posted this photo (see below) to show his Facebook Friends the new church he’d found. Since then he’s purchased a set of books at our Reading Room, is marking/reading his books daily, has applied for Class Instruction, has joined the church, and is now the Clerk.