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NE Washington area rep starts Facebook group

The Northeast Area of the PNC-UCC has a facebook page at  Marj Johnston started it to provide another stream of information for those who use Facebook. 

Marj Johnston
Marj Johnston just wants to share information.

As the representative for the Northeast Area of the Conference, she said she hopes to draw together the geographic area with a simple tool. 

“It’s a little slow,” she said. “There are a number of folks who do use Facebook and other forms of social media, and there are still others who do not. 

There are 58 members to the group, which she started on May 6.

“As a member of the UCC in a local congregation in this conference, it seems we must make every effort to share information in every way possible,” she said. “It’s too easy for folks to say, ‘I didn’t know that.’  While this will never be a ‘cure-all,’ it is an effort.”

Marj, who has been on Facebook for two years, was resistant but, once she went on, found she was spending quite a bit of time.  She said she has learned to use it with moderation as a cheap, fast way to move information. 

“The church has been dragging its feet on technology.  This is a great way to keep up with people,” she said.

On Facebook, Marj alerts people to information about events in the area and to resources, such as reporting that Oct. 16 is World Food Day and Oct. 24 is National Food Day with resources on global hunger and food security at

On Oct. 4, she alerted people to the Christian Faith Formation and Educational survey of the national UCC, and Oct. 2, let people know and ask prayers of support for Linda Crowe, pastor at Veradale UCC, and her husband Randy Crowe at N-Sid-Sen on the recent death of Linda’s mother.

She offered a political note that Washington Senator Patty Murray co-chairs the super committee on deficit reduction, preceded by resource information for social justice and outreach ministry leaders.

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Copyright Pacific Northwest Conference News © October 2011





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