Live Streaming Northaven’s Worship

We live-streamed our worship service Sunday, because of the ice and snow.

Had about 100 folks who came to church, and about 144 who watched on the internet. So, it was kinda cool.

Here’s the video, which ustream saves for eternity.

Video streaming by Ustream

We’re thinking about doing this regularly. But, we’re having a debate with ourselves.

Because we’re such a regional church, we wouldn’t want to give folks who have to drive some distance the excuse to just “miss” on a given Sunday. So, we were thinking about recording it, and having the videos available like this as an archive, but not “live.”

For now, it would all be pretty crude…a fixed camera view like this, and non-HD picture.

What do you think?

Worth doing?

Not worth doing?

Send me an email, or leave me a comment here on on Facebook.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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