Rev. Frederick-Gray had reminded us “our ministries are essential services.” So, I got to work to prepare our first online, live-stream worship service and share my thoughts on the topic.
Unfortunately, Zoom had other plans! On Sunday morning, our service, like many others, was stymied by widespread disruptions on the platform. Some people were not able to access the meeting room, nobody had video feeds and the controls for the host (me!) were wonky. So, lacking a tech-desk that could quickly transition us to a different platform, we had an audio-only “radio-broadcast” style service and congregational reflection. We pulled through … perhaps we’re more adaptive than we think!?
Because access to the service was unstable, I’ve recorded some of the key parts of the service in order to share my thoughts and keep the conversations going. …. See the link at the END of my message!
Take some time to watch, or just to listen, and then to reflect. Then, reach out…. Let’s keep the conversations going!!
Interestingly enough, last week, I had closed with these words about the upcoming service:
“On Zoom. Mind you -- it won’t be perfect. Expect glitches. Bring humor, good cheer, your compassion and presence. They’re essential to getting through this together.”
I never anticipated that many glitches! I am so grateful that you DO come through with abundant good humor, compassion and patience!
Blessings for the journey,
CLICK HERE for the recording of last Sunday’s service elements that I made for you this week. Please enter this password to view the recording : 4K.br!KE
Here is the link to Pres. Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray’s letter to congregational leaders giving Updated Guidance for Gathering.
Here is the link to the detailed UUA Guidance on Gathering In-Person When COVID-19 Subsides from the UUA Safe Congregations Team which I referenced in my Reflection.
Lastly, here is an audio-visual rendition of Spirit of Life to lift your spirits, to amplify your joys and lighten the burden of your sorrows, any day.