Pros and Cons of Webcasting a Funeral

A few months ago, I read the article More families choose to have funerals webcast from USA Today. I commend the article to you and wanted some pros and cons of this practice from my point of view.

Pros of Webcasting a Funeral

  • Physically distant friends and family are able to see and hear
  • Emotional closure for people unable to be present

Cons of Webcasting a Funeral

  • Enables people to not be present at this sacred time
  • Disconnects the experience from a physical community
We have webcast several funerals at Resurrection, particularly those that we are hosting that have a large community impact. What would you add to these lists?

South Central Jurisdiction of the UMC – Official Hashtag

I would like to introduce #scjumc as the Twitter hashtag for the South Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.

I invite you to add #scjumc to any tweet that has to do with the SCJ, particularly leading up to, during or after the live webcast from Bishop Bledsoe on Friday, September 18 at 12:00 noon. This webcast will be at

I believe that Bishop Bledsoe will announce that the Dallas and Ft. Worth episcopal areas will be combined to accomplish eliminating one bishop from the South Central Jurisdiction. What do you think?

Join the conversation on Twitter with #scjumc.

You can follow the twitter conversation at

From Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe, president of the South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops

Contact:    Stephen Drachler



South Central Jurisdiction Leader Schedules Important Announcement Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe to Hold Web Cast at 12 p.m., Friday Sept. 18

Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe, president of the South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops, will make an important webcast announcement regarding the jurisdiction at noon on Friday, Sept. 18.

The webcast will be available at The broadcast site will be available at 11:45 a.m. for the 12 p.m. webcast.

“I urge all congregational and conference leaders across our eight-state region to watch this webcast,” said Bishop Bledsoe, leader of the Dallas Area. “My announcement will deal with a matter related to the future of our ministry together. The College of Bishops believes this announcement is of vital importance to every conference and congregation within the jurisdiction.”

The South Central Jurisdiction includes the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Please share this message with other contacts who you feel would be interested in this announcement.

Resurrection Live at 10:45 AM and 5:00 PM

I normally do not post on Sunday, but I am excited to share the launch of a live webstream of worship at Resurrection. Check out this excerpt from Adam’s e-note this week and join us at today

4. Sick or Traveling? Join us for Worship LIVE on the Web Sundays at 10:45 and 5:00
This Sunday we officially launch a live webcast of our entire worship service on the Internet at 10:45 am and 5:00 pm. If you are sick at home or in the hospital, or if you are travelling you can now join us for worship from your computer (you’ll need a high speed internet connection). The service will be broadcast live. Our license allows us to broadcast the service live, but we are unable to continue to replay the service on the Net due to music copyright restrictions. The sermons will continue to be available for viewing at any time. Check out the service and let us know how we can improve the experience. Here’s the link. To offer suggestions for improvement email Andrew Conard.