We decided to “record” worship in the sanctuary, and send out a link that is viewable any time. This works best for our congregation as we have a significant number who aren’t on social media or would find it difficult to manage. This also made it possible for us to provide a service that was both personal and highly familiar - with organ, hymns, the worship space, etc. That service is on Vimeo, posted to our website and Faith Presbyterian Church Indianapolis Facebook.
This we are plotting to host a “Live Watch Party” using Zoom through Facebook Live.
We are doing short 10-15 minute devotionals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 PM, via Facebook Live. A devotion, check-in and prayer together.
Via Zoom we are doing community lectio divina, which is a feature of our Dinner Church, Sundays at 5 PM. People just need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to get an invite to the Zoom gathering
We are inviting people to contribute to worship in various ways, mainly by supplying photos. We will be delivering Holy Week Worship Bags to households, so they can participate in Palm Sunday, one mid-week Holy Week service and Easter.
Easter flowers will automatically get delivered to those in senior living facilities.
We have mobilized 22 members to be in weekly contact with about 40 members who are more vulnerable and/or isolated. Of course, that’s a total of more than 60 people feeling a lot more connected. And the pastor feeling relieved because there is a loopback that reports on people’s spirit and needs.
We are doing a special delivery to worshippers who are health care providers next week. The following week we are targeting families with children out of school.
We have upped our written and electronic communication from once to twice a week.
Zoom seems to be the way to go. We just keep meeting virtually.
Counting money has proved a conundrum. We are muddling through, but if people have good workarounds, we would love to hear them.