May 15 is deadline to submit Instagram 'shoe selfies' for 2015 Memphis Annual Conference


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By Lane Gardner Camp, Director of Communications
Shoe selfies are needed for the  2015 Memphis Annual Conference that will take place May 31-June 3 in Jackson, Tenn.
The worship planning team for the 2015 Memphis Annual Conference is asking lay and clergy members from throughout the Memphis Conference (West Tennessee and Western Kentucky) to submit shoe selfies by May 15 via Instagram, the online media-sharing and social networking service that enables users to take and share square-shaped photos. Click here to learn more about Instagram.
Shoe selfies have recently become popular across all social media. Instead of one’s face, a typical photo depicts one’s feet/shoes. See example at right taken by Rev.Jolinne Downey, a member of the worship planning team for the 2015 Memphis Annual Conference and pastor of Trinity UMC in Paris, Tenn.
The idea behind this project during the 2015 Memphis Annual Conference, according to Downey, is to show where laity and clergy are being sent in response to the Memphis Conference 72+U initiative ( that supports the Memphis Conference mission statement to discover, equip, connect and send lay and clergy leaders who shape congregations that offer Jesus Christ to a hurting world, one neighborhood at a time.
Shoe selfies are needed from Memphis Conference clergy and laity to create a presentation for afternoon worship on Tuesday, June 2, during the 2015 Memphis Annual Conference.
“Our hope is that (sharing the shoe selfies during) the service will get everyone excited about going back to their communities to share the good news of Jesus Christ,” said Downey.
Here is how to take and submit a shoe selfie for the 2015 Memphis Annual Conference:
  1. Take a photo that shoots up and not at the ground and includes your shoes and where you are being sent.
  2. Post the photo (by May 15) to Instagram with the hashtag #mac1of72.
  3. Include a few words that explain what you are being sent to do.  
If you have questions or need more information about this project, contact Downey at or 731-636-0330