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Worshiping on Facebook in the aftermath of Nemo

Worshiping on Facebook in the aftermath of Nemo

The Rev. Alex Dyer will hold Sunday worship on Facebook for the church he serves according to The New Haven Register:

The congregation at the Episcopal Church of St. Paul and St. James may be scattered on Sunday, but they’ll still be able to worship together.

Services have been canceled, but the Rev. Alex Dyer, priest-in-charge, will hold “virtual church” on the parish’s Facebook page.

“It’s always a tough decision to cancel church,” but with a travel ban still in effect, “We want to get the word out early and we want people to stay safe.” Dyer said the decision was made after consulting with lay leadership.

“Instead we’re going to do church via Facebook,” Dyer said. “Social media is a great tool and doesn’t replace church by any stretch of the imagination, but in times like these it’s great to have a community that can reach out and connect.”

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Gary Paul Gilbert

I’ve been joining the campaign against naming winter storms. It’s a ploy to drive Internet traffic to one site — which recently bought and degraded the excellent weather site, Wunderground. If you don’t like weather hype, don’t buy into the naming hysteria.

In NYC, we got six to ten inches of nice snow — an ordinary overnight event. Connecticut and Boston got a blizzard. Good to be prepared, bad to be preoccupied with the media madness. The Internet is full of alarming sounding ads and notices — all designed to attract clicks. No need to go along.

(This is Murdoch. Typepad ignored my sign-in and gave me Gary’s.)

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