Being the church online

Due to the onset of the Covid-19, lots of churches and meetings are exploring alternative ways of being together (often digital).  Here’s some resources:

“Blended” Meetings for Worship

This pandemic and the need for social distancing will most likely require us to remain distanced, at least significant parts of our communities, for a long time/”new normal”.  Some Friends are already wondering about how we continue to incorporate the gifts technology has given to us in this time while also being in physical spaces.

I recently shepherded a conversation about our Meetings’ spiritual condition in this time of pandemic.  It was recorded and is linked here.

As a part of that conversation, MaineBob OConnor explained Vassalboro’s Meeting’s process for a hybrid meeting for worship (zoom and in-person).  That part of the conversation has been excerpted here.

Spiritual Reflections: 

Reopening our Buildings –  Here’s some thoughts on reopening from other church folks.

Click below for more resource pages:

ZOOM! (A common online conferencing service often used for worship and virtual gatherings)

Livestreaming technology:

General church gathering advice in these times:

Online Meetings for Worship/Church:

Online Opportunities for learning and connection: