Streaming for Shut-ins

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KeithWilson
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Streaming for Shut-ins

Postby KeithWilson » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:41 pm

Is there an official policy on streaming meetings for shut-ins? Obviously the ordinance of the sacrament can't be streamed, and in the old days, sacrament meeting used to be recorded for the shut-ins, but with web streaming, is recording really necessary?

Any "official word" on this?

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Re: Streaming for Shut-ins

Postby gregwanderson » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:55 pm

I don't have the answer to your question. If you tried it, my understanding is that the church's webcast system limits the number that can receive the stream. So if you have a lot of shut-ins the system can't reach them all. Am I correct?

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Re: Streaming for Shut-ins

Postby russellhltn » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:38 pm

Handbook 2: 21.2.10: "Meetings and other events that are held in the chapel may not be broadcast over the Internet or by any other means (see 18.3.1 for an exception)." 18.3.1 is the section on Stake Conference.
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Re: Streaming for Shut-ins

Postby aclawson » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:40 am

Sad to see them regress in this policy. My grandmother used to listen to/watch an online sacrament meeting somehow. I don't know the details as this was in the 80s and she lived in SLC.

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Re: Streaming for Shut-ins

Postby johnshaw » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:08 am

aclawson wrote:Sad to see them regress in this policy. My grandmother used to listen to/watch an online sacrament meeting somehow. I don't know the details as this was in the 80s and she lived in SLC.


The Church runs a Worship Service on the BYUTV PBS channel and it is online. I know my father, for years, while not actively participating would watch each week. That was his church during his 'break' :)
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Re: Streaming for Shut-ins

Postby aclawson » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:11 am

That must have been what she was watching. It also means that there isn't really a need to stream the local meeting.

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Re: Streaming for Shut-ins

Postby gregwanderson » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:25 am

Since Stake Conference can be streamed, I thought it would be nice to give the streaming URL to shut-ins, but then I read where there was a limit on how many connections could be made available to receive it.

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Re: Streaming for Shut-ins

Postby ksolsen » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:54 pm

It's unlikely that you'll run into the limit on receiving sites for webcast streams (over 200). So, unless you have a very high number of shut-ins, you should be fine allowing them to watch stake conference.


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