Dartmouth Week: Pandemic prompts technological changes at St. Peter's

Since the onset of the pandemic, places of worship all over Dartmouth have had to adjust aspects of ministry, with many making the shift to online worship.

In recognition of this new reality, Rev. Scott Ciosek of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is turning from the question of how to adapt to the pandemic toward what the long-term future of worship looks like.

“Just streaming on Facebook, we were seeing people tune in from all over the country,” Ciosek said. “We have to think about how we are going to hold this community together and continue our work of reaching new people.”

When St. Peter’s first began its Sunday live streams in March, the only tools used were an iPhone and a tripod. Now, the church has a new system that will include around a dozen new angles and run all day. 

“This is a great way to reach out to those who feel isolated,” he said.

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