Mar 21, 2020

The Top 10 Reasons to Attend Online Church

During this unprecedented time, many faith communities around the world are gathering online for worship. While this is no one's preference, it is an important way to hold congregations together and keep people connected to one another. 

At the parish I serve, we're holding Sunday services at 10:00 am via Facebook Live on our Facebook page. It's not exactly a liturgy with high production values, but it comes from the heart. Clergy, parish staff, and volunteers everywhere are doing the best they can in this brave new liturgical world.

But, you have to admit, there are some advantages to gathering online for worship. Here's my Top Ten List -- add others if you have them -- and see you online!

The Top 10 Reasons to Attend Online Church 
1.  You can wear your PJs to church.

2.  Drink coffee DURING the sermon to stay awake.

3.  Hungry? Don’t wait for coffee hour. Grab that donut RIGHT NOW!

4.  Every Sunday is the Blessing of the Animals.

5.  Bad hair day? Who cares!

6.  You can scroll through Facebook during the “boring parts.”

7.  La-Z-Boy > Uncomfortable pew.

8.  Seven year itch? “Cheat” on your pastor by tuning in to another church’s service without even breaking one of the 10 Commandments!

9.  No kneeling. Or standing, for that matter.

10. Keeping connected to God and your community during this unprecedented time. 

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