I’ve got Periscope. How about you?

I was watching the storm through my living room widow just before I read this at The Washington Post web site:

Can’t get to church? Go online

  • Hamil R. Harris
  • 3:23 PM

The Rev. Henry P. Davis, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Highland Park, normally conducts three weekend services at his 3,200 member congregation in Landover.

But in the wake of the storm, Davis is using technology old and new to stay connected with his congregation.

“We knew the snow was coming and that is why we had and early morning prayer Friday,” Davis said. “People can call in on our prayer line and talk with me directly and this Sunday we will web broadcast at 6:30 p.m., on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.”

“In addition to these things I will be streaming live on Periscope for those who have Twitter,” Davis said. “Because of technology, we can bridge the gap.”

He even has a phone app that people can use to pay their tithes and offerings, he said: Givelify.com.

Periscope would probably be a pretty clunky way to cobble a meeting together (I suppose Skype or a Hangout would be a better choice), but should winter ever toss another roadblock at our regular meeting time, we have alternatives. If you’ve got a better tool or if you hear of another club that found a way to beat the storm, please leave a comment.

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2 responses to I’ve got Periscope. How about you?

  1. mikeschultz – Author

    Looks likes Note to Self is on our wavelength. The theme of today’s meeting would have been Take a Break and would have dealt with our need to beat the feeling that we’re always plugged in. I’ve just learned that Note to Self is sponsoring a project in which you can participate to make information overload disappear.

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