Over the last year, religious institutions have faced a dilemma. While wanting to embrace people going through hard times like the coronavirus pandemic, restrictions and health concerns have kept congregations from being together in large numbers.
“I think it has impacted a lot of people,” said Mark Hall, who served as president at First Congregational Church of Cheshire in 2014. “For me, church was always a place where I would see a lot of friends every weekend. I think it has been difficult for the community to not have that social aspect over the last year.”
To do his part, Hall has spent countless hours developing a way to connect people virtually. For more than a year, he has been recording weekly services at First Congregational Church of Cheshire.
After shooting on Saturdays, the church has been running a live stream on Sundays at 10 a.m. People can watch the services on YouTube and Facebook.
“I went from not having…