Well, here at the Lighthouse Church, we work at making people feel at home and accepted and included. We meet on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM for our regular church services with Children’s Ministry during that time. Otherwise, we are out in the community delivering Meals on Wheels. We do pantry outreaches. We try to be involved in our community as much as possible, reaching out to those that maybe are not so fortunate. We try to be very active, but as well as provide a family atmosphere for those who come and gather with us for worship.
Before Uniti Fiber, we could not livestream. We had a lot of trouble with even uploading videos of our service. It would take hours to upload just a 30-minute sermon. And now with Uniti Fiber, I can upload our sermon message from Sunday morning in under five minutes. Of course, our congregation really enjoys being able to use their Bible app during the service time. They can log on to that internet connection and with no problem. It helps us in the office and with ordering and different things that we do with using videos and social media with our youth. Just about everything that we do, there is something with the internet connection that it has improved what we can do with it.
Before Uniti Fiber, with the way it was, it was so unreliable. You never knew when it was going to go down. You never knew how long it would be until it was back again. You could be right in the middle of something very important and you’d just would be dropped, and it could be a day or two. You never knew. So the reliability, now that I don’t even have to think about it. It’s amazing how when something is so dependable, you forget about how bad it was before.
As a church, and there’s many churches in our county, we are a very religious-rich area, and I would say any church that is struggling with internet issues, and if you’re in the rural area, you are. I guarantee it. It’s worth reaching out to Uniti and considering. It might be a little extra cost, but in order to fulfill the call of the Lord upon us to reach out to the world, and the world first begins outside our door, we still need internet to get the word out there and to reach out to those people because everybody’s on the internet nowadays. So as a church that is seeking to fulfill the call of God upon them to reach out to the world, internet is an issue, and the speed and the availability is what you’re going to need to do it. Uniti Fiber has just made that a game changer for us.