Muncie--Saint Andrew P.C.
Being a technologically-challenged pastor who is extremely camera-shy, this has been a rough couple of weeks. I have learned more "stuff" than I ever wanted to know and I have "gotten over myself" in more ways than I ever imagined. I'll spare you the details of how we finally settled on our approach but here's what's working for us at St. Andrew Presbyterian in Muncie:
We have a few members who are not online that get regular calls when an email goes out. Our deacons have been wonderful about calling the folks in assisted living on lockdown and one member of the congregation decided to do a "window wave" for the ones on the first floor.
Session has met via ZOOM. We have called those without access on our cell phones and put them on speaker so they are still part of the discussion.
I am very fortunate to have a talented, tech-savvy staff (especially Robert Willey, our accompanist) that have truly gone above and beyond to make sure we stay connected. And I'm so proud of our members who have bravely tried new ways of communicating with one another. It's been a joy to see how tickled they get when they actually log on, see everybody's faces and say, "Oh! This is fun!!"