Hi, since Covid came into our world, all Churches & Centers have had a struggle. Before Covid, Poole had a very active calendar of events, bringing people together, and, funding the ongoing works of the Church.
Since Covid, we embarked on doing `a few online services` to tied us over until we returned to `normal`. Who would have thought though, that, today, with over 500 videos, live streamed services from within the Church, Saturday Night Spiritual shows, Lyceum Nights, Spiritist collaborations & online services when we were forced to close, we have built a truly international following and co-operation we could never have dreamed of.
The reality is though, that the Church attendances will take a very long time to get back to pre Covid levels, and now has the additional expense of a dedicated phone line for broadband access, and licenses for internet platforms, Streamyard & Zoom to find.
We had a Paypal account for donations, and so so appreciative of the many donations received, sadly though, after a year of successfully using Paypal to manage our donations, less their handling fees naturally, an account error was not rectified by Paypal, so have closed that account and refunded donations made to ensure those monies would not `disappear` into a corporation.