How to Live Stream a Funeral
When a beloved member of your parish passes, it is often up to the
When your church is set up to accommodate live streaming experience, it offers an opportunity to provide a needed service to your parish.
Set Up a Live Stream Event
With Faith Online, you can set a YouTube event to private or restrict the stream to your Faith Online platform. Depending on the family's preference, you may want to set a public or private event.
- Go to the Stream menu to create an event
- Set the date and time for the ceremony
- Fill in the details that will display on your public calendar
- This may be an instance where you want to select “Start with Stream Signal” as weddings may not always begin on the exact moment that is planned
- Select Private Event to restrict the URL to invited guests only.
- Enter your venue details. When you are hosting the guest list for in-person attendees, you can set the limit as your space allows.
- Select Stream to YouTube if you are planning to use the private streaming service
8. Share the details of your event with the family by “inviting them” via email
To Stream a private event on the Faith Online platform only, select the Go to Studio button when it is time to go live.
If at any point the family decides they have changed their mind about streaming to YouTube, you can make updates in the event itself by clicking Edit Information.
Share the Event Details
If the funeral will be a public event, you can use the URL you create for the event to share it by email to your parishioners, on your website and social media, and in the obituary listing or tribute website.
After the event, check your comments and condolences from guests, as you may want to share these with the family. Often funerals are a time where people want to share personal stories of the person they have lost. Opening a space for comments can help individuals actively take part, even from afar.
Benefits of Faith Online Live Streaming Kit
WIth a Mevo camera and wireless mics, you can film a funeral unobtrusively. This is especially important to the mourners who would be in person under normal circumstances and need a funeral ceremony to help them in their grieving process. No matter where in the world guests are streaming, they will be able to feel connected to the moment.