South Central District On-line Worship Opportunities
posted on March 19
These are the responses that the district office has received about online worship opportunities:
Ben Martin at Columbia UMC:
We lead worship from our house yesterday using Facebook live feed on the churches Facebook page. Columbia United Methodist Church Facebook page.
Paul Mills at Gamaliel:
At Gamaliel it is not live but services can be seen on utube at Bethlehem no video but services can be listened to on church website and also podcasts
Louis Tagliaboshi at Broadway:
We are using live streaming for worship and also at least one bible study so far. The live stream is at 10am on Sunday morning, and the current bible study is at 6pm on Wednesday nights. Both of these can be accessed at http://BUMCOnline.org
Adam Burton at Edmonton:
I have been doing livestream via Facebook for a while now. Probably 5 years. YouTube livestream is tricky because you cannot do mobile device unless you have at least a 1000 subscribers (this could have changed but true as of two months ago). You can record it and then post to YouTube or set it up on a computer. Other social media usually only does short clips. Facebook seems to be the best route I have found thus far.
Jay Smith at State Street:
State Street UMC--10 am service on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Working on online ways for folks to "meet" for Sunday School classes, small groups, bible studies, etc.
Something else that we are using to help folks stay connected and “meet” for bible study, Sunday school, small groups, etc. I will be “meeting” with our Confirmation Class on Sunday in this way.
Greg Rose at Munfordville:
At Munfordville First, we use Facebook Live to broadcast at 11am. Also we are on the radio, WLOC, 1150 AM and 101.7 FM. We are live but we have a modified service with a few choir members doing music, a liturgist, and a message.
Laura Vincent at Broadway:
We are streaming our worship service at 10 am on Sunday mornings at:
It will also be available on our website and Facebook on Mondays.
Bob Cooper at East Main:
Next week we hope to have a limited worship mainly praying and preaching
as requested by our congregation. This was not done last week
Michael Romans at WKU Wesley:
The Wesley will be using Zoom to continue our Missional Communities (Small Group Ministry) while our students are dispersed and will be doing a streamed sermon discussion using either zoom, fb or Instagram, maybe all three.
Bobby Pearson at New Bethel:
I put an outline of my sermon on the New Bethel website and my wife also posted it on regular Facebook. had lots of positive comments from both churches as well as other people who read it.
David Stearns at Peolia and Cumberland City:
we are live streaming our Sunday morning service. I am checking on our elderly members through phone ministry, telling them if they need my help in getting medicine or groceries we are here to help.
Shannon Boaz at Scottsville First:
Scottsville First is on Youtube. Scottsville First United Methodist Church. We live stream at 10:30 on Sunday. Our office remains open, and our Open Hearts Cafe will distribute a hot meal, on a to-go basis on Wednesdays. Our food pantry will remain open on Wednesday mornings, but we will only see one family at a time to minimize contact between clients. We have initiated the old-fashioned phone tree and asked that our members stay in contact with one another.
Marc Clark at White’s Chapel:
Being a small country church (and many sr members who do not have computers), making personal phone calls, sending devotions, prayer request etc.
Working on information to be placed on our website for members who have access to it. We have a good communications system between members.
Cam Wright at Faith (BG)
Faith UMC is doing Facebook Live on Sundays, and I am also having noontime prayer and devotion on Monday through Friday through Facebook live. If any pastors would like help in setting up a Facebook page or account, or learning how to livestream, I would be happy to help them. They can contact me at email@example.com. I also wanted to give a link giving the prayer guide we are doing this week for our folks: http://faithmethodistbg.org/noontime-prayer-and-devotion-guide-3-16-3-20/
Hope this can be a help to anyone who might want it.
Max McGuffey at Union Chapel (Allen County):
I’m going to do a live Facebook service from Union Chapel Sunday morning.
Jim Robinson at Glasgow First:
this past Sunday and for the upcoming Sunday, First UMC in Glasgow will post an abbreviated message of hope & encouragement on our Facebook page. We are keeping an amended schedule of shortened office hours, though John Shepherd & I are available to attend to the pastoral needs of our folks. We spend time each day contacting our elderly & other vulnerable/at risk folks by phone to see if they have needs we can meet (errands, medicine pick-up, groceries, etc.)
Dale Curry at Mt. Lebanon:
We are doing online worship on Facebook live and also using Cam Wright’s suggestion, I am doing a weeknight Facebook live devotional time at 5:30 each evening.
Jordan Abell at Bearwallow:
I am doing a Facebook live broadcast each evening at 7:00 p.m.
Todd Love at Christ:
Christ Church is streaming worship services for as long as we need to. A small group of people are meeting weekly to put a worship service online through our website. We are making it available each week beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays and then it is available to view anytime after that. Here is how you get to it: www.christumcbg.org and then click on the "CUMC Online" link.
Also, we have organized a "Go Team" of persons who will shop for groceries, pick up prescriptions, etc. for the "at-risk" segments of our congregation so they don't have to get out in public.
We have printed information cards for our members to distribute to their "at-risk" neighbors who may not have anyone (family members or church family) to do these things for them. Our Go Team will help them as well.
We have organized a "Call Team" of members who are willing to make regular phone calls to our shut-ins and "at-risk" members who are staying home during this crisis. This provides several things: Checking on their wellbeing; Someone for these folks to talk to in order to combat loneliness (especially for single people); Discovering needs they may have; etc.
James Meredith at Wilkerson Temple:
Wilkerson Temple is not live streaming. However the Sunday scripture is being sent to the congregation to be read and studied. We are reaching out to those high at risk for anything they may need to help keep them inside.
Wade Lewis at Old Zion:
I have a YouTube channel set up “Pastor Wade Lewis” where we have announcements and are posting bible studies. In the next couple of weeks we hope to have our preaching service posted there as well.
Steve Pescosolido at Columbia Trinity:
We are live streaming a combined Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. on the church’s Facebook page. We are working on having it available on our website through Youtube Live. We also present a youth message (Wes Irvin) on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. And I’m considering presenting a Sunday night Bible study online live stream about the themes of the book of Revelation.
Chuck Pruitt at Mt. Union and Concord:
Mt. Union does Facebook Live each Sunday at 11 am.
Charles Wayne Albertson at Jones Chapel (Adair County):
Jones Chapel UMC will be doing a live broadcast on Sunday morning, 10:30am
Philip Pursley at Houk’s Chapel and Liletown:
I will trying to do a Facebook live Sunday at 10. Houks and Liletown will be close the next two weeks. As my people know I am always available to a phone call.
Dylan Perkins at Park City and Merry Oaks:
Been filming sermons every sunday in the sanctuary and uploading them to Facebook in the afternoon. Gonna do this every sunday until things are normal. Went really well last Sunday
Steve Janes at Barnett’s Creek:
Weekly Worship Services Recorded and Broadcasted on Facebook, WAIN Radio, & Local Duo-County Television.
Ben Martin at Columbia:
We at Columbia UMC will be going live via Facebook at 11:00am CT on Sunday. We were able to keep our small groups going last Wednesday night as well as an online prayer meeting on Thursday night. I love seeing all our churches staying connected with people! The church is the people.