Had an unexpected request come to me this week. We have a couple with a newborn infant they would like to have dedicated in the service, but due to severe medical issues they don’t want to bring her to church and be exposed to germs. She is not expected to live very long so they want to do it this Sunday. (Its quite a testimony. They were advised the baby wouldn’t be viable and they should terminate the pregnancy, but now have a baby that is able to do things they were told she wouldn’t be able to do, like see and hear.)
So, they want to do this with a live Skype or skype-like session, not pre-recorded, for a more real-time connection with the congregation. We are a single-campus church. We don’t live stream our services. We do have a projection system with multiple inputs.
I’m thinking about placing a laptop up front with Skype on it. The family would see and hear from the laptop, and the video and audio of them could go to the projection and audio system. At least in theory; I plan to test it out today.
Has anyone done anything similar and have any words of advice?