Worship with us remotely through Livestream at www.facebook.com/mypleasantstreet.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,not giving up meeting together,as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. - Hebrews 10:24,25 (NIV)
Pleasant Street Church values and promotes a communal worship experience as we gather together each Sunday morning. But what about those who cannot come to 25 Cross Street and sit in a pew near you? For some, the best alternative to being there is to view the service later on DVD where they can enjoy a front seat experience on a portable DVD player at a convenient time, but only after the service is long over and DVDs are burned and delivered to them.
Another alternative for those who cannot attend in person and have internet access is to tune in to the livestream. This is a live broadcast of the service where participants are more than just viewing the service, but also engaging with others in live chat and getting that front row seat experience as it is happening. It IS meeting together, as anyone knows who has joined in expressing greetings and encouraging words in comments during the service.
Pleasant Street uses Facebook to make our livestream available to everyone in part because the real-time commenting lets people connect at a personal level during the service.
Those with Facebook accounts can visit our church newsfeed and find the service available near the time of the service.
Those without Facebook accounts can still participate without creating an account or logging in by visiting http://www.facebook.com/mypleasantstreet. If Facebook asks you to log in, and it gives you a “Not Now” link (see circled below), you can click this and be able to proceed to find the livestream without logging in.
Facebook will still ask you to log in or create an account, but you can ignore this (see circled below) and use the upper portion to scroll to the livestream video.
Click the the video to view the video and comments without the login prompt. Without logging in, you can still view the service and read the comments, but cannot add to the comments because Facebook does not know who you are.
If you are not given an option to not log in, it might be that you are running your browser over a VPN. A VPN hides from Facebook the country and region where you are located. When someone is accessing Facebook over a VPN, Facebook requires that you log in to your account so they know who you are before they give you access to content they share.
If this is your experience, you will need to either use a Facebook account or temporarily turn off your VPN while you participate in the worship service.
Being together is having a shared experience, at the same time, and engaging with each other in that experience. Being there in person has its advantages, but today technology also allows us to “meeting together” even though many miles apart. Pleasant Street Church is grateful that we can be a community worshipping together, across the pew, across town, across the country, or across the world. Meeting together. Encouraging one another. As we are called to do.