(Beaver County, PA) A new way of doing things has become the norm. We now wear masks in public even on days when it’s not Halloween. We call ahead or order supplies online for curbside pickup. We patiently wait outside for someone to leave a store, so we can then enter. We watch and listen to sports broadcasts that actually happened years ago. It’s called “COVID Culture”, and one of the most wide sweeping aspects of this forced lifestyle is tuning to the radio on Sundays to engage in church and faith activities. For almost two months now, reaction to the coronavirus pandemic continues to force the suspension or cancellation of large gatherings, including worship services across Pennsylvania. Along that line, WBVP, WMBA and 99.3 F.M. are pleased to be a part of the new “COVID Culture” and provide a way for worship to still be a part of Sunday even though the sanctuaries are closed . Local listeners and parishioners can tune in to WBVP. WMBA, 99.3 F.M. and the Beaver County Radio live online audio stream to six different local church and faith based programs this Sunday.
The Line Up For Sunday May 3, 2020:
The day starts off with “Sounds of Faith”, a two hour inspirational segment of worship and praise music that airs from 7 until 9 A.M.
At 9 A.M. live Sunday Mass from St. Monica Catholic Parish in Chippewa will still take place even though the church is closed to the public.
Then at 10 A.M., A recorded broadcast of “Christian Dimensions” with Aliquippa native, Jackie Billingslea-Davis, will offer worship from a Jewish perspective.
As in previous weeks, The Soma Gathering in Beaver Falls is again sponsoring the 10:30 A.M. slot featuring Pastor Jan Davis from Central United Methodist church in Beaver Falls, who will engage with listeners via a recorded sermon.
At noon, Senior Pastor Cliff Reynolds from Word Alive church in Ellwood City will be featured with a recorded message entitled “Arc of Safety” The Word Alive broadcast is sponsored by Hamilton Tool and Supply in Beaver Falls.
Finally, from 1 to 2 P.M., a special live broadcast will be aired from The New Galilee Church of the Nazarene featuring Pastor Andy Russell speaking from the “drive in church” pulpit. Much like the old drive in movies of years past, Pastor Russell plans on preaching from the parking lot and inviting people to pull up, park, and tune the car radio in to 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA or 99.3 F.M. to hear his special Sunday message.
All six segments will air on WBVP, WMBA, 99.3 F.M. and The Beaver County Radio Live Audio Stream.