Adventist Church in Jamaica Takes Worship Online in the Wake of Covid 19
Written by: Phillip E. L. Castell, Director, Communication, Public Affairs & Religious Liberty | Friday, March 20, 2020
Given the restrictions imposed on public gatherings of no more than twenty persons in Jamaica including churches, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica is encouraging church members to tune in online to an all-day virtual service on Sabbath March 21, 2020, from 9:15 am to 5:45 pm which will be streamed live from the board room of East Jamaica Conference.
This will be the first time in history that the church will seek to reach so many of its members at once through its own communication platforms.
The stream will be accessible across all Conference and Union platforms and on NCU FM 91.1, 91.3, 91.5, NCU TV Flow Channel 188 / 617 and Bless TV via Youtube.
While the service will be streamed from EJC, it is a collaborative effort involving communication team members from EJC, NCU Media and Bless TV and will feature participants from Jamaica Union Conference, all five conferences, Andrews Memorial Hospital and Northern Caribbean University (NCU)..
In a letter addressed to members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, president of the SDA Church in Jamaica, Pastor Everett Brown encouraged members of the church to invite their family members and friends to tune in to the online worship service which promises to be spirit filled and informative.
During the service, members will be invited to sing, pray, read from the scriptures and listen to Adventist church leaders speak and worship under the theme “We still have this hope”.
The webcast dubbed ‘JA Adventists Online’ is expected to continue into subsequent weeks until the restrictions imposed by the government are relaxed and members can return to their churches for regular worship.