Several members of Pittman Park joined hundreds of others for a worldwide Zoom meeting to unveil a new campaign from the United Methodist Church for 2022. The campaign is called #BeUMC and offers resources for local churches to modify and use how they see fit. The website hub of the campaign says, “This grassroots effort, built upon powerful stories of congregations and people living their faith, celebrates what draws us to The United Methodist Church and what we aspire to be.”
The campaign came about because many groups within the church saw a need for messaging to remind people about what it means to be United Methodist. They felt a gap in messaging since the much-anticipated General Conference of 2020 had to be postponed due to the pandemic and has not yet been able to proceed.
Megan Hopkins, manager of Pittman Park communications, attended the meeting and plans to post one of the #BeUMC video resources on the Pittman Park website soon. It will help those new to the United Methodist Church understand how Pittman Park fits into the larger organization. She says, “It was really interesting to see how a consensus-building campaign comes together.”