Church Service with live twitter/text messaging – #smlb

barstep Really enjoyed the service at St Michael Le Belfrey tonight. I felt that the congregation was really trusted to make a contribution. #smlb

Last night our church encouraged live tweets and texts during the service and selected messages were displayed on screens for the congregation to read.
We were encouraged to send in things we felt were important, songs that could be sung and things we felt God was saying to the church. It created a very exciting and refreshing service.
We still had scripture readings, preaching, prayer and music. But the live input from the large congregation gave a new dimension to the event.
There is usually some lively Twitter traffic during a Sunday Evening Congregation using the hashtag #smlb. Last evening we used the same hashtag but in the knowledge that the messages might be publicly displayed.
After the service one of the churchwardens said it was like live radio rather than the usual prerecorded programme. Another likened it to a radio phone in.
You can see all the messages by searching on the hashtag. I hope we do it again.

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