Changes to the Online Sunday Service

Changes to the Online Sunday Service

Starting THIS Sunday, we’re making a few important changes to the online viewing of the Sunday service. We’re doing this to simplify the production process and to enhance the livestream video quality.

The main changes are that we’re going to livestream on our YouTube channel instead of Facebook, and we are no longer pre-recording the Sunday services.

Providing the church with both a pre-recorded service produced during the week and a live outdoor service on Sundays has proven to be taxing on our volunteers and staff. By only producing one service each week on Sunday and using a higher quality camera outside, we believe the switch back to YouTube for online viewing will not only serve our staff, but continue to provide those who cannot join us in-person on Sunday mornings with a quality and safe viewing experience. If you have a chance to thank the worship, sound, and video teams that have worked diligently since we moved to online services, please do so!

Additional information for Sunday morning: CM will be available both at 9:45 a.m. on YouTube and on the password-protected CM page. The password is RGCKids. The QR code and the links on our home page will be updated by 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings to include the message outline.

We appreciate your encouragement and patience as we continue to change and adapt our services because of COVID-19. In case of inclement weather, we will still conduct a livestream of our Sunday service at 10:00 a.m. that will be shown on the YouTube channel, but worship, announcements, and sermon will take place in the main auditorium instead of outside, with just those participants.

The elders are currently discussing when and how in-person gatherings will take place on Sunday mornings, and we’ll provide you with additional updates after we’ve reviewed the recent survey data, consulted with the staff and advisors, and evaluated what other churches in our area are doing to conduct services that are done well and in accordance with government health and safety regulations.
If you have any questions, please contact SaraJane.