By Erik Tryggestad
Yes, COVID-19 has most of us homebound on Sunday morning. But fear not! The Christian Chronicle has LOTS of online options.
The Christian Chronicle asked readers to submit information about Churches of Christ that offer Livestream Sunday worship.
It was my idea, so I volunteered to compile the list. And I immediately regretted it.
The experience was overwhelming and exhilarating. I’m amazed by the number of congregations that Livestream their worship services and Bible classes. And many have launched daily devotionals and prayer times in the wake of the pandemic.
Following is our work-in-progress list of congregations that Livestream. A few ground rules:
• This list is by no means comprehensive. There are thousands of congregations online. If you would like to include your congregation, please post the information in the comments below. Make sure to include your church’s city and state, the times when live streaming starts and your time zone. We will update this list as we are able.
• These churches were submitted by our readers. And (especially since most of the content happens live) what you’ll find through the links here is not vetted and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Christian Chronicle’s staff or trustees. If you encounter a view that you find biblically unsound (for example, “It is unscriptural to support The Christian Chronicle for providing this wonderful service“) please feel free to move along to another livestream. There’s certainly no need to send me nasty letters. Seriously. I might have a conniption on the scale of the one I had in line for the Peter Pan ride at Disney World last summer. It was not pretty. Ask my kids.
• The start times may vary and change. Many of us are still feeling our way through these odd times, so some of the times listed here may change from week to week. Most of these services will be archived by the individual congregations, so you can “rewind” if you miss anything. (Try to resist the urge, however, to “fast-forward” through sermons.)
I pray that this list will help us maintain — and maybe even grow — our sense of community during these difficult days. Thanks for being a part of this publication as we strive to inform, inspire and unite Churches of Christ.
Go to the Harlem Church of Christ, at 10 am Sunday in New York.
For the entire list click here
Erik Tryggestad joined the staff of The Christian Chronicle in 2001 after working as a writer and assistant editor for the Savannah Morning News in Georgia. His favorite part of working for the Chronicle is covering international news. He’s a regular participant in mission trips abroad and has filed stories for the Chronicle from more than 65 nations. He became the Chronicle’s President and CEO in June 2019. He had previously served as editor-in-chief of the Chronicle from December 2013 to May 2019.