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Re: Streaming Sacrament Meeting

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:19 am
by jermshp
Hi I m putting a proposal together for of a live audio conference call to be utilised, for sacrament - it’s low tech but may meet the needs , I got this idea from the the jehovah wittnesses incase you want to see a working system . If your sick / house bound/ mental health constraints etc and can’t make it to church you can call in to a live audio conference call - a phone line is installed to the pulpit area phone system linked to the amp - member of the bishopric opens a conference call beginning of the program - members dial in to listen - the jehovah witnesses have a clerk who mans the phone to get numbers of those listening before transferring them into the conference call . It could be used to identify those wanting the sacrament to be delivered etc too - with a growing aging population the sick and the needy will increase - I’ve just been released as bishop after serving for 6 years in a ward of 180 sacrament attendance . Our local phone carrier charges 20cents a min for conference calling , so would only cost $12 per sacrament to potentially have access to attending a sacrament meeting from Home - not sure if it will get through all the hurdles but have an area 70 happy to bounce the idea - just got called to the high council and have technology specialist as a portfolio - thought if there were any holes or suggestions this could be the place to iron things out before submitting my proposal

Re: Streaming Sacrament Meeting

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:29 am
by jeremywillden
jermshp: Consider some of the Asterisk-based conference call systems for hosting the call. It's possible to set up a call with all the participants (but one) muted, so noise from the homes of the participants doesn't mix in with the rest of the audio. This is how Asterisk phone systems implement paging groups.

Re: Streaming Sacrament Meeting

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:32 am
by sbradshaw
jermshp wrote:Hi I m putting a proposal together for of a live audio conference call to be utilised, for sacrament - it’s low tech but may meet the needs , I got this idea from the the jehovah wittnesses incase you want to see a working system . If your sick / house bound/ mental health constraints etc and can’t make it to church you can call in to a live audio conference call - a phone line is installed to the pulpit area phone system linked to the amp - member of the bishopric opens a conference call beginning of the program - members dial in to listen - the jehovah witnesses have a clerk who mans the phone to get numbers of those listening before transferring them into the conference call . It could be used to identify those wanting the sacrament to be delivered etc too - with a growing aging population the sick and the needy will increase - I’ve just been released as bishop after serving for 6 years in a ward of 180 sacrament attendance . Our local phone carrier charges 20cents a min for conference calling , so would only cost $12 per sacrament to potentially have access to attending a sacrament meeting from Home - not sure if it will get through all the hurdles but have an area 70 happy to bounce the idea - just got called to the high council and have technology specialist as a portfolio - thought if there were any holes or suggestions this could be the place to iron things out before submitting my proposal


Handbook 2, 21.2.10, prohibits broadcasting meetings from the chapel, so if you make a recording, it will need to be distributed after the meeting.

Handbook 1, 16.1.5, prohibits recording ordinances (sacrament, confirmation of a new member, etc.), so you will need to start the recording after the sacrament.

If you happen to have a general authority speaking at your sacrament meeting a given week, Handbook 2, 21.1.33, will apply.

Also consider that some members may not want their talks to be recorded or distributed.