The Rev. Kent Madison, who leads the Burt Presbyterian Church congregation, tests out the iPad that is used to stream worship services on Facebook Live. An estimated 100 people weekly tune in to listen to worship services at Lakota, Lone Rock and Burt. Alan Van Ormer photo

Rural church lifeline - Facebook Live is connecting congregations

BURT—In a year dominated by concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, parishioners of Presbyterian churches in Burt, Lakota and Lone Rock can tune into Facebook Live each week to listen to worship services.

“We’re reaching a lot more people,” said the Rev. Kent Madison, who handles worship services in Burt Presbyterian Church. Regular in-person worship service brings in on average 40 people. At Lone Rock Presbyterian Church, there are 15-18 people who show up to worship. Facebook Live averages 100 people weekly tuning in for at least a portion of the service. One time there were as many as 200 views. 


Read the in-depth feature story on the front page of the August 6 edition of the Kossuth County Advance.

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