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Getting Started

30 Jun

The idea came to me while preparing to preach a sermon. I delivered that on Sunday morning, June 27, at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, United Church of Christ. Beginning that Sunday afternoon through early Tuesday evening, I reserved the domain name (and three more that are closely related), designed a logo, started a simple website, set up a Facebook page, installed a web counter and set up this blog.

On Monday night I shared the idea at a committee meeting I was attending. On Tuesday I shared it with some of the staff at church. Also Tuesday morning, I sent a Facebook “you might like this page” to all my 570 or so Facebook friends. By 7:30 (which is right now as I am writing, a bunch of people “liked” the page.

Wait, I have to go find out how many there are now…

I’m back. It’s up to 57.

This campaign is not about racking up friends or “likes,” although as things go on, those numbers will be good metrics for seeing how things are going.

This campaign is about repeating these words: There is no future in oil.