This directory was started by Rev. Naomi King (@revnaomiking) years ago in the UU Social Media Lab. I have been maintaining and expanding it, including adding example tweets and hashtags submitted from other sources. UU Social Media Lab logo by Christopher Wulff (@cwulff). Have a hashtag to recommend? Comment on this post or send me a message via @UUPlanet on Twitter. Thanks!
Hashtags are how we create larger conversations on Twitter and other social media platforms. No matter how many people are following your Twitter account, if you include a hashtag in a tweet, such as #BlackLivesMatter or #UUAGA, when that hashtag is clicked it will pull up every tweet on EARTH that includes that tag.
Example: In the following tweet I included the hashtag #EarthDay. This served two purposes. First, it added it to the feed of tweets — the Twitter conversation — for Earth Day bringing more visibility to Unitarian Universalism and our climate efforts. Second, for my followers seeing this tweet, they could click on the hashtag as an active link to explore other Earth Day tweets.
Popular Unitarian Universalist Hashtags
#chalicelight – chalice lighting
#chaliceout – chalice extinguishing
#UUTwitter – Has started to be used by some to pull together Unitarian Universalist tweets.
#UUSunday – Tag tweets related to UU Sunday services so people can easily pull up Sunday service oriented tweets. This is great for UUs wanting to see what other UUs are doing or for someone who stumbles upon one #UUSunday tweet to see what others are doing.
Peter’s Pro Tip: Use the very popular #SundayMorning hashtag to get your tweets in front of people who are thinking about Sunday morning and who know nothing about Unitarian Universalism. Get your tweets into their stream!
More UU Hashtags
#– Conversation about and among those born and raised Unitarian Universalist
#uu = In English, this is often Unitarian Universalist content, but there are U Universities and other organizations using it, plus other language tweets. Not the best.
#fahsfellows Conversations led by or about Fahs Collaborative Fellows.
#UUHistory Unitarian Universalist History
#MyUUstory – Share your story of becoming a UU or growing up Unitarian Universalist. This is a newly suggested hastag via the UU Social Media Lab. Give it a try!
#UUFaith = General talk about Unitarian Universalist faith and faith development. Also consider using #21stUUFaith.
#21stUUfaith = conversation specifically Unitarian Universalist related to the 21st Century Faith Formation conversation for christian faith formation (John Roberto), adopted in late 2012, replacing #uu2020#uu2020 = conversation specifically Unitarian Universalist related to the 21st Century Faith Formation conversation for christian faith formation (John Roberto), replaced in late 2012 by #21stUUFaith
#uuaga = Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly. This is the hashtag used EVERY YEAR. Do NOT place a year after it.
#uugrowth = conversation about growing Unitarian Universalism
#uuread – Unitarian Universalist Common Read
#uuriskfaithers = Emerging and Risking ministries & growth
#uustories = Sharing stories of Unitarian Universalist life
#UUThemes = We need to determine what we’ll be using for our tweets on Unitarian Universalist Theme Based Ministry.
#LREDA = Liberal Religious Educators Association.
#UUMN = Unitarian Univeralist Musicians Network
#AUUA was suggested but it seems to be something else in Spanish = Unitarian Universalist Association of Administrators
UUMA = Use @UUMinAssoc, the twitter account of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and the ministry days tag.
#SideofLove = Side of Love Campaign
ICUU = Best to tag their accounts @icuuinfo and @icuuatga International Council Unitarians and Universalists
UUA = Use Unitarian Universalist Association Twitter account @UUA
UUSC = Use Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Twitter account @UUSC
EqUUal = use EqUUal Access account, @EqUUalAccess
#wisdomtalewednesday = we share wisdom tales
Popular hashtags used by UUs and friends
The following are not specifically UU, but are used regularly by Unitarian Universalists and friends.
#spiritchat – Popular ongoing Tweetchat held Sunday mornings