Two River Cities Congregations Join Forces to Spread the Gospel

Two River Cities Congregations Join Forces to Spread the Gospel 150 150 Connect the Dots!

Two river cities congregations join forces to spread the Gospel

By the Rev. Sallie Schisler

All Saints, Portsmouth is without clergy, the people of Christ Church, Ironton approached them about joint services. Little did they know that COVID 19 would direct, challenge and create a new community of online worshipers. Since Palm Sunday, the two congregations/communities have worshiped together on Sunday’s through Zoom and have offered Facebook live stream services of daily Evening Prayer and Compline. To see the cross pollination of people in worship, the appreciation for the services, the dedicated attendance.

This isn’t what we had in mind for Connect the Dots, but “two congregational dots” have created a vigorous well attended connection…which was the primary intent of this marvelous effort. Both congregations have met and exceeded their pledge commitments, which seems to point to a sign of health.