In the middle of March, the ways in which we interact as a community changed dramatically. Due to the threat of COVID-19 and the mandate from our governor, we ceased to gather in person and turned to virtual experiences to stay connected to one another. Our building closed, and we had to find new ways to be “together.”
Your staff wondered, “How do we continue to offer meaningful Sunday morning worship to our members and visitors?”
Through trial and error, we landed on a process for creating a Sunday service that we have been using. Each week we collect videos from musicians, speakers, and previous services. On Friday, those videos are edited together into the longer service video, which is uploaded, or added, to the UUCC’s YouTube channel and embedded, or shared, on our website’s Live Stream page. A feature on YouTube allows us to schedule this video to “premiere,” to become available to everyone, on Sunday morning at 11:15.
So how can you watch it? At 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. . .
- Access our website’s Live Stream page on a computer, tablet, smartphone or other device with internet access. By clicking on the video player on this page, you can watch the Sunday service video.
Watch the Live Stream
- Watch the video on our YouTube channel on a computer or using the YouTube app on your phone or smart TV. To find the UUCC YouTube channel, use the link provided on our website’s Live Stream or Video Archive pages or search YouTube for “UUCC,” “UU Church of Charlotte,” or “UU Community of Charlotte.”
UUCC YouTube Channel
Regardless of how you access the service, members and visitors watching the video on Sunday morning at 11:15 are encouraged to check in with each other on our public Facebook page.
Once a Sunday service video has “premiered” it is available to watch at any time on the UUCC YouTube channel. The YouTube channel also includes Sunday service videos dating back to 2017 and other videos of program offerings and special interests. The three most recent Sunday service videos are also available on the UUCC website’s Video Archive page, which is updated weekly on Monday morning.
Your UUCC staff are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity for community on Sunday mornings and hope you will join us.