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In the past, Zachary Galyen enjoyed multiple opportunities during the week to worship in community. Since moving to the Czech Republic last May, he “…could count on one hand…” the opportunities to worship. “I just missed it.” He said.

“What pushed me over the edge is seeing all the people coming out of the woodwork, sharing their corporate or personal time of worship because of the restrictions to meet publicly, etc. I thought it was so cool that people were posting encouraging songs of worship FOR each other, but it would be so much cooler if we could BREAK quarantine barriers somehow and still figure out a way to worship together WITH each other.” So, Zachary created this video, each person contributing from their own house, and sending the video to him to edit.

Peter Billings played the drums, Mark Fisher on bass, Adrianne Fisher on piano, Tanya Turner on violin, and Sarah Bassett doing vocals. Like Zachary said on YouTube, “I think it’s cool when we can post encouraging songs FOR each other, but what about singing together WITH each other while quarantined!?”

Why not you, too? Do you have any musical ability to contribute online? Or maybe just gather your church together via Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Facebook Messenger to sing in worship together in a live gathering?

Learn more about Zachary Galyen here.  

Tech Suggestions: Use Zoom, Facebook Messenger, or other video conferencing equipment to simply sing together as a church, like a Hymn Sing. Zoom allows the use of the phone for those technologically challenged. Mark Zuckerberg posted on his Facebook Page, “We’re all looking for more ways to be together even while we’re physically apart. So today we’re launching native Messenger apps for MacOS and Windows. Group video calls and messages on our apps have surged — Messenger use on desktop has more than doubled in the last month. These new native apps will make the experience a lot better. I hope you enjoy!”

(header image Image by Mojca JJ from Pixabay )