Stay-streaming spiritual companies isn’t a brand new idea.

However now — in gentle of a global pandemic — it’s one of many solely methods to practise your religion.

Church buildings, mosques and temples throughout the nation are solely live-streaming their companies to ship messages of religion and hope as congregants are staying house and isolate themselves to stop additional group transmission of COVID-19.

For Kelowna-based Willow Park Church, the method begins with a convention name on Monday to speak concerning the week’s theme and what must be accomplished for the service. Then over the following few days, a skeleton crew works on filming components of the service, that are then put collectively and aired on-line on Sunday morning.

Willow Park Church senior pastor Phil Collins mentioned the present pandemic pushed the church to attach with folks in inventive methods.

“A whole bunch of individuals come by way of our church each week… we’ve needed to adapt in a short time to take our service to the group and acts of worship on-line to have the ability to join with folks as a result of, below the circumstances, we are able to’t collect collectively,” he mentioned.

He added that delivering companies on-line has truly enabled them to succeed in extra folks than they might throughout a typical Sunday service.

Collins additionally mentioned that now greater than ever, being a part of a religion group has change into necessary.

“Being a part of a religion group actually helps you thru as a result of we’re stronger collectively… connecting with folks of religion brings hope, it brings pleasure and it brings peace. Whether or not internally or externally, religion brings peace within the storm.”

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Twila Amato

Video journalist, Black Press Okanagan


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