Parish Social Media Guidelines

Guidelines for Parishes



These recommendations will stregthen parish communications through consistency across their social media platforms and websites:

1.) Link all social media platforms together

2.) Share relevant Metropolis of Chicago and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America events, announcements, etc.

3.) Create an attractive website using the templates available from GOARCH (

4.) Make donation portals easy to navigate. (Ex: PaPal, Venmo, Zelle, Tithely, Vanco, etc.)

5.) Advertise service times on all social media platforms

6.) Link the festival page to the parish Facebook page

7.) Keep all handles on social media sites consistent (Ex: If your handle on Instagram is @HTGOC, that should be your handle on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)

8.) Ensure parish Facebook profile is a page, not a group

9.) Advertise partnerships with local universities

10.) On-board an intern to assist with social media

11.) Recognize the parish page by “tagging” or “locating” it in parish group posts (Ex: YAL)

12.) Establish live streaming platform(s) for services. (Ex: Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc.)

Getting Started

For information on how to set up live streaming:

To begin making an Instagram account:

To begin making a Facebook account:

To begin making a YouTube account:

Have Questions?

For extra help or questions, please contact the Metropolis Junior Board by filling out the form below.