Reside-streaming non secular providers isn’t a brand new idea.

However now — in mild of a world 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 providers to ship messages of religion and hope as congregants are staying dwelling and isolate themselves to forestall additional neighborhood 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 executed for the service. Then over the following few days, a skeleton crew works on filming elements 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 artistic methods.

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

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

Collins additionally mentioned that now greater than ever, being a part of a religion neighborhood has develop into vital.

“Being a part of a religion neighborhood 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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