We welcome you and your comments to First United Methodist Church’s social media sites. The purpose of our online communities is to provide a place for people to share and engage in conversation about faith, missions, outreach, community and worship. We value thoughtful, polite, and concise comments that reflect a variety of views. We do, however, provide the following guidelines:

  • We encourage thoughtful discussion, debate and differing viewpoints with the understanding that all comments on the First United Methodist page(s) must be civil, respectful, and appropriate for our audience.
  • When leaving comments, we encourage our fans to remain on topic, to respond directly to the content at hand and to be mindful that their comments are public and are publicly attached to their personal Facebook profiles.
  • We will not tolerate use of lewd, offensive, libelous, demeaning or otherwise hurtful or hateful speech directed toward either individuals or groups. We reserve the right—but assume no obligation—to delete such comments and report offenders as appropriate.
  • Mere disagreements with a particular article, posting or with other commenters will not in and of itself be grounds for a comment’s removal.
  • We do not permit messages selling products or promoting commercial or other ventures. We will delete such messages without notice.
  • Upon request of the individuals named in comments some comments may be removed.
  • We reserve the right to delete any submissions on our social media pages that contain:
    • vulgar language
    • personal attacks of any kind
    • comments or content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, genetics, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or intellectual disability or sexual orientation
    • spam or links to other sites
    • is clearly off topic
    • advocates illegal activity
    • promotes particular services, products, or political organizations
    • infringes on copyrights or trademarks