Over the last several months, we have explored a whole series of new digital ministries. With our YouTube Eucharist and Zoom prayers, we have been able to reach each other, as well as many new people. Our digital ministry has been a form of both outreach and evangelism.
Over the last two weeks, we have been streaming the 10:30 am Sunday Eucharist on YouTube, and we have been working with a wonderful videographer, Michael Calcagno. He has been offering us a massive discount for his services, but we know that we cannot expect Michael's generosity to last forever. Therefore, the vestry authorized a Video Ministry committee. The committee is tasked with discerning the best audiovisual solutions for St. Francis. The committee is chaired by Mary Stewart, and it met for the first time today.
As part of that meeting, it was very clear that we will need people who are willing to run the new audiovisual equipment, whatever we purchase. We are looking at solutions that will be relatively easy to run, but we will still need "digital ministers" if we are to proceed with this project and continue to offer our digital ministry.
So, I am writing to see if you might be interested in serving as a digital minister. To begin, we will only need digital ministers at the 10:30 am Sunday service. We will provide the training, and we are hoping that people could join us for our Video Ministry meetings so that they can help us select the proper equipment.
I know that this might all seem daunting. You might not think of yourself as a "tech" person. I did not think of myself as a "tech" person when all of this started, and yet we have managed to stumble through, because of the grace of God. At St. Francis, we are abundantly blessed by the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit will lead us all through this next chapter and into our digital ministry.
If you might feel called to this ministry, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org.