Live Streaming & Licensing
The Upper New York Conference affirms and support the authority of pastors and other congregational leaders to cancel any and all congregational gatherings, including worship services, if they decide it’s in the best interest of their congregation’s and community’s health and well-being. If you decide to cancel any in-person gatherings, consider worshipping through live stream or video recordings using the following resources.
What you should know about COVID19 and how you can help: https://www.umc.org/en/content/coronavirus-what-to-know-how-to-help
Should your church need to close for reasons regarding COVID19 and you would like to reach your congregation in other ways, trying recording your sermon and posting it on your website or Facebook. You could also live stream your sermon or even a full worship service. Here’s how to get started with Live streaming.
Free Video Recording and Livestreaming Software
Boxcast – Starts at $99 per month
Livestream by Vimeo – $75 per month
TruthCasting – Starts at $25 per month for small churches
Christian World Media – Starts at $15 per month
DaCast – Starts at $19 per month
StreamingChurch.tv – Starts at $79 per month
Sunday Streams – Starts at $49 per month
Worship Channels – Starts at $99 per month
Free Streaming Services:
This section is for those who want to play copyrighted music, videos or images within their live streams or recordings.
You could be violating copyrights by not getting the proper licensing and permission to use certain songs, videos and images. Even if you have the rights to use them within your church, you may not have the same rights to use them online or within videos. Here’s what you need to know about licensing.
How to Live Stream My Worship Legally:
Copyrights for Live Streaming:
Understanding Church Video Licensing:
Get Church Video License: