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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    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:

    Live streaming


    Live streaming- Getting Started:

    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

    Streaming Services:

    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 – Starts at $79 per month

    Sunday Streams – Starts at $49 per month

    Worship Channels – Starts at $99 per month

    Free Streaming Services:

    Facebook Live

    YouTube Live


    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:

    With more than 125,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises of more than 800 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."