May 10, 2021
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
This 2-hour workshop will delve into strategies for how to create powerful transformative worship where no one feels like they’re an afterthought. Even if you are not doing Online worship now or plan to, this workshop will be beneficial to your In Person Worship.
It will explore:
- • Re-imagining worship for both/and
- • How to create interactive both/and experiences
- • Bringing at home and in-person audiences together in real time
- • Alternative opportunities for online audiences watching in-person livestreams
- • Repurposing in-person worship for online audiences
- • Strategies for adapting practices for both/and
- • Avoiding letting your groove becoming a rut
- • And more
Before the global pandemic, the majority of congregations who were streaming worship online were (more or less) creating an experience for the people gathered in-person in their buildings. Leaders would often (at some point) look into the camera and say, "And if you're worshiping with us online, we're glad you've joined us." They'd then look back at the people gathered in-person and continue on with a worship experience designed as a physical gathering.
This meant that the home audience were observers of what was happening in real time on-site. They could watch, but not truly participate. This model (arguably) worked because - at the time - we knew nothing different.
Our Regular hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 - 3:00 & Friday, 9:00 - 1:00, however everyone will not be present all the time. We are asking anyone that comes to the office to wear a mask, we will have them available if you need one.
The Winchester District is currently being supervised by three Superintendents. Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert, Arlington DS will be primarily responsible for the churches in Loudoun County, Rev. Dr. Charles Ledlum-Bates, Rappahanock River DS, will be primarily responsible for the churches in Faquier County, and Rev. Dr. Victor Gomez, Harrisonburg DS, will be primarily responsible for the churches in Clarke County, Frederick County, Warren County, and the City of Winchester.
All the staff are available via e-mail or by leaving a message.
If you need assistance, the staff can be reached by e-mail at all times.
The Winchester District of the United Methodist Church is made up of 76 inviting churches nestled in the hills and valleys along the highways and byways, towns, and cities of north western Virginia. Our churches are located in the City of Winchester, and the towns and villages throughout Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, and Warren counties.
Winchester District Office
Winchester District UMC
158 Front Royal Pike, Ste 307
Winchester, VA 22602
Phone: (540) 662-7332
Fax: (540) 722-6780