Social Media & Email
UUFR Facebook Page
We use the UUFR Facebook page to share information about UUFR with the general public and with Fellowship members and friends.
Anyone may post a comment on the UUFR Facebook page but we reserve the right to remove posts that do not relate in some way to UUFR or Unitarian Universalism, endorse or oppose political candidates or parties, or use offensive, abusive, or inappropriate language.
If Facebook visitors have questions about UUFR, we encourage them to contact the Fellowship office by phone or email rather that posting the question on our Facebook page.
UUFR Facebook Groups
We use these Facebook groups to share information about UUFR with groups of Fellowship members and friends and to provide a forum for groups of Fellowship members and friends to share information or engage in conversations with each other about matters related to UUFR or Unitarian Universalism and community or personal information of interest to Fellowship members and friends.
Anyone who has a Facebook account, is a member or friend of the Fellowship, and whose request (click the “Join Group” button on the Facebook group page) to join a UUFR Facebook group has been approved may share posts with the group but we reserve the right to remove posts that do not relate in some way to UUFR or Unitarian Universalism, endorse or oppose political candidates or parties, or use offensive, abusive, or inappropriate language.
UUFR email accounts ([email protected]) may be used only for Fellowship business and activities.
Although email and other electronic communications can be powerful tools for good and a time-saving practice, they can also be misinterpreted or rapidly disseminated to others in inappropriate circumstances.
Because UUFR places a great value on maintaining close and positive relationships within our Fellowship community, Fellowship members and friends are reminded
- that email should be primarily used for sharing information with others and that face-to-face conversations are better than email for sensitive or emotionally charged conversations or to discuss issues or address conflicts,
- to be respectful and responsible when they use email or social media to communicate with Fellowship staff, Fellowship members and friends, or others with respect to Fellowship business or activities, and
- that they are required to abide by UUFR’s Covenant of Right Relations when communicating with Fellowship staff, other Fellowship members and friends, or others with respect to Fellowship business or activities.
We also encourage Fellowship members and friends to follow these guidelines with respect to use of email for Fellowship business or activities:
- Keep it short and simple! It’s easier to ignore or miss information in a long, complex email message.
- Don’t use email for complicated, ongoing, back and forth “conversations.”
- Be thoughtful and judicious about the use of the “reply all” button. Ask yourself if everyone who received the original message really needs to read your reply.
- Send a “thanks” or “got it” reply only when needed.
- Think twice before forwarding emails to others or “broadcasting” an email message to a large number of people.
- Remember that attempts at humor, irony, sarcasm, and wit may be misinterpreted.
- If it’s really urgent, text or call instead of using email (not everyone checks email 24/7).
- Include a clear and informative subject line for your messages and change the subject line of the message if the subject of your response is different from the subject of the original message.
- If you’re angry, frustrated, or upset, wait a few hours (or a day) before sending an email.
Anyone who feels that the use of e-mail by Fellowship staff, members, or friends is inconsistent with these guidelines is encouraged by speak directly with the person who sent the email or contact the Fellowship’s Healthy Congregation Committee.