Church To Be The First To Go Online On Facebook

05.02.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Call it church in your pocket... the very first facebook church launches next week. It's the first church to operate entirely online in a full multi-media-- live-- format-- solely on facebook. Saint Pixels church will host the service at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. u.k. time on Tuesday, May 10th. Worshippers at computer screens and smart phones will be able to listen to bible readings and a sermon, sing along with hymns and key in prayer requests... and oddly... use a real-time feedback meter allows them to click "amen" or a "sleep" button regularly-- to keep the preacher informed on how he's doing. The church's pioneer said if the gospel is for today's culture, it has to find an appropriate way within social networking.