While Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques stand empty; being closed for the safety of those they serve, their services have not ended. Many of the religious leaders have turned online to continue to minister to the people in need of guidance and assurance.
In Brantford this is no different. In fact there are some who have gone beyond the Sunday service, some churches are offering daily videos to encourage prayer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s a list of who is offering what and when;
- Hope Christian Reformed Church live on Boxcast at 10 a.m.
- St. Andrews United Church broadcast live on Facebook at 10 a.m.
- Fairview United Church broadcasting live on Facebook at 10:30 a.m., later hosted on YouTube.
- Holy Trinity Church Burford is offering morning prayers on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook.
- Paris Presbyterian Church on their website and on Facebook at 10:30 a.m., also uploaded to YouTube.
- Sydenham-Heritage United Church live on Twitch at 10:30 a.m.
- New City Church live on Facebook at 10:30 a.m. for service. They are also offering prayer meetings multiple times a week; Tuesday – Friday at 10 a.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Zoom.
- St. Marks is hosting Morning Prayer on Sunday on their website.
- Celebration Church has service on YouTube at 10:30 a.m.
- Paris Presbyterian is offering a live stream at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook then hosted on Youtube.
- St. Pius X Parish offers their service on Facebook at 11 a.m. and then on Youtube. They are also offering a daily reading.
- Central Baptist Church is offering daily video chats on Facebook.
- Celebration Church has been holding Sunday celebrations at differing times the previous two Sundays through their online portal, check for their Schedule on Facebook.
- Yes Church are offering prerecorded sermons Sundays on their website.
- St. George Baptist Church is also offering a prerecorded Sunday service on Facebook.
- Providence Free Reformed Church in St. George has service on their Youtube every Sunday.
These Churches are far from alone, many in our area and beyond are turning more and more to their online forums to engage with those who seek God’s grace; using any avenue from Facebook to Youtube, Zoom to Twitch. What ever way is most comfortable for you there is a way to engage online with a church.
If that isn’t enough church services, perhaps you’d like to fill your Sunday with prayer? There is an interactive map of Sunday services being put on across the entire country online provided by the United Church which should allow you to find one or two in each time zone to give many hours of online stream.
May God bless you and watch over you.