Virtually There

It’s no secret that Canada’s a big country. It’s easy to forget this in the cramped urban spaces along our southern border, but for the most part sprawling is a most apt description of our geography. Sprawling and rural and a lot of times cold and wintery. These create serious challenges to ministry, especially with the decline of many mainstream churches.

A few United Churches in northern Ontario have leveraged technology against these challenges and are now bringing multiple locations together virtually for an interactive worship experience. Read the whole CBC article here.

What do you think of this kind of digital togetherness? What impact will this have on our ideas about community and even something like the eucharist? What does communion mean in a digital space? Very interesting . . .