Church Is Coming to the Metaverse
Sun Valley Community Church, a multisite church based in the Phoenix area, has added Meta‘s Horizon Venues as a new streaming platform for its Sunday services, beginning November 28, starting at 8:00 a.m. PT.
On Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 devices, attendees will be able to engage in contemporary worship and a message—up close and personal—alongside other viewers within the headset experience. This event will mark the ﬁrst faith-based service to offer weekly streaming in Venues.
“One of the things we often say is that the church isn’t a building, but a movement to help people meet, know, and follow Jesus,” said Sun Valley’s digital strategies lead director, Mika Casey. “We want to meet people wherever they are at, including virtually. Working with an innovative distribution platform like Meta’s Horizon Venues will allow us to reach as many people globally as possible with a message of hope.”
The first event will feature guest speaker and author Megan Fate Marshman kicking off the first of a ﬁve-part series, A Great Light, culminating on Christmas Eve.