Online Worship: What You Need to Know
Every single Sunday, College Hill Presbyterian Church streams its worship online using Zoom.
Zoom is a teleconferencing platform that allows participants to use a web browser or an app to join a virtual meeting by just clicking on a link or making a telephone call to join the gathering.
Please use the following instructions to connect on Sundays:
If you need help with equipment or getting connected, call the Church Office (610-253-4792) or email email@example.com.
And, if you miss a service -- never fear! The videos are available on our Facebook page.
How We Are Responding
We had hoped things would be better by now. And it may seem like our resilience is being put to the test.
But I believe that God is good and I know that we have much for which we can be grateful.
So let’s begin with the bad news: As I write this October update, Covid transmission in our community remains stubbornly high. The Lafayette College student body has experienced a surprising number of breakthrough infections in vaccinated students. And children like mine (under the age of 12) still cannot receive the vaccine.
This context--a virus that will not relent--explains our ongoing commitment to masking and social distance in our life together.
I have been so grateful for the patience, kindness and cooperation that the people of this church have shown. Precautions like mask wearing are about more than safety; they are a critical, concrete expression of our commitment to welcome families with children and other vulnerable folks. I am so proud of the way we continue to do this -showing welcome with deeds as well as words.
And I am immensely pleased with our continued growth into a hybrid worship congregation. It takes a lot of feedback, tinkering and course correction from very dedicated staff and volunteers to make this work. Thanks to them, and to our new equipment, this church offers a truly excellent online worship experience. On any given Sunday, we have 30-45 folks joining us online. We know they can see us clearly, hear us well and participate in our shared prayer.
What a gift!
The Covid landscape will continue to evolve. My commitment to you is that the Session and I are monitoring the conditions of our community and shifting our posture as warranted. My request to you is that you join in our efforts by masking in worship, praying for your church and giving of your time, talent and treasure.
We can and we will continue to grow in love of God and neighbor...together!
Grace and Peace,