When we gathered for worship on Zoom during the Christmas season, many of us found we deeply enjoyed the sense of connection we felt as we saw familiar faces on our screens. The Deacons recently decided we’d like to try gathering for worship via Zoom on the FIRST Sunday of each month, beginning Feb. 7th. This will allow us to share Communion together in real time in a way that feels more intimate than our regular Facebook service. It also gives our worship leaders (staff and volunteers) a break from video production and allows us to save costs on video editing each month. Worshiping via Zoom also means those who aren’t into doing pre-recorded videos can assist in leading worship by reading scripture or sharing the benediction or call to offering by simply unmuting! Glory!
We know that some folks will prefer our Facebook Live services and others Zoom. Each platform has its advantages and drawbacks. We are probably ALL in agreement that we long for the day when we can gather together safely in our Sanctuary. Until then, we will continue to faithfully and prayerfully gather for worship in new and creative ways, confident that the Holy Spirit can work with any platform.
Visit uccmanhattan.org/online for the Zoom link for worship.