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Hybrid Church Services + Client Success Story: Collective Church

Hybrid church services and live streaming have become the norm for many houses of worship over the past year. Even when the COVID-19 pandemic has faded, the benefits of hybrid church services will remain. So how can church leaders maximize the impact of their services and create the optimal guest experience? Collective Church in Frederick, Maryland, prioritizes the experiences of newcomers and longer-term parishioners alike. “As a church, we value the experiences of people at our church. We want to ensure that those who have never been to church or haven’t been for a long time feel welcome and comfortable,”…

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Client Success Story: St. John’s Episcopal Church

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, Maryland, is a historic church community on a large campus that serves a broad, diverse community. The church has several buildings from which they are holding various virtual services each week during COVID. When they needed an upgrade to their system, they knew to look for church audio video companies who could work with their unique situation. Church Audio Video Companies & Historical Buildings Historic buildings come with challenges for assembling a straightforward, top-quality A/V system. Church audio video companies must consider the building’s architecture, especially for congregations who want their A/V systems…

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Church Audio-Video Equipment & Finding The Right Solution

You and your fellow church members have worked hard to build a fantastic, inclusive, close-knit community. You have people ready and willing to volunteer to help your church grow. And in this age of virtual services, you have an increasing need for high-quality church audio-video equipment. Consider All Stakeholders We’ve discussed many of the benefits that a great audio-video system can bring to your house of worship and shared client success stories with you. Considering all stakeholders is important to remember when designing an integrated solution of lighting, sound, and video equipment. This includes the pastors, volunteers, in-person worshippers, and…

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Why You Might Need Digital Signage

There are many applications you can consider when it comes to digital signage. Improvements in technology make significant differences in various industries and institutions, from retail establishments to churches. Digital signage is a crucial piece of audio-video equipment that has benefits across many different industries. This week, we’ll discuss some key reasons this technology could be useful in your business, school, or house of worship. Self-sufficiency In retail or wholesale establishments, digital signage can help mediate the Amazon effect, which has changed consumer expectations to more self-sufficiency. A 2018 study showed that because of the seamless online shopping experience consumers…

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A Church’s Audio-Video Equipment Upgrade – Christ Crossman United Methodist

Christ Crossman United Methodist Church, located in Falls Church, Virginia, needed to upgrade their church’s audio-video equipment just as the COVID-19 pandemic was hitting. Audio-Video Group was pleased to be able to help them safely and effectively achieve their goals. CCUMC is a growing and diverse faith-based community that prides itself on its inclusivity.  Streaming Worship Service Since the pandemic began, CCUMC has been streaming its services online every Sunday at 10 am. They decided it was the right moment because they put a pause on in-person worship services and had already budgeted capital funds for an upgrade. They had…

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Frederick Health Village Set Up for Success in New Conference Center

When healthcare is more important than ever, Audio-Video Group is proud to work with Frederick Health. Audio-Video Group set up their new administrative center, the Frederick Health Village, for long-term success with top of the line technology. In the fall of 2019, Frederick Health acquired the old State Farm Insurance campus in North Frederick. Since then, they have turned it into the new location for its home health care services, hospice, a COVID testing site, and administrative offices.  “We were brought in and outfitted eight conference rooms in the Frederick Health Village for various functions for continuing education training for…

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Helping Churches in the Pandemic

There are many variations of how we helped churches in the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit just about every sector of society in one way or another and at Audio-Video Group, we have been happy to help a broad range of clients cope with the changes they’ve faced. In doing so, we have learned quite a bit about doing our work better and helping our community. In particular, houses of worship have faced interesting challenges that have pushed us to find new solutions and think of things in different ways. Our Director of Sales, John Pierce, CTS put together…

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Client Success Story: Calvary United Methodist Church

Bringing Calvary UMC’s A/V System Into the 21st Century Calvary United Methodist Church is a warm and welcoming congregation serving Arlington, Virginia, for nearly a century. While the church community has always been strong, they found they desperately needed to upgrade their sound system just before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. “Our sound system was almost 30-years old,” explained Connor Williams, Assistant Minister of Connections. “We figured it was time for an upgrade and thought it would be a good time to not only change our audio equipment but look into other ways to improve our worship experience, both in-person…

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With Gratitude: A Reflection On Audio-Video Group’s 20th Year

With gratitude and sincere appreciation, we reflect on Audio-Video Group’s 20th year in business and we wish you a Happy New Year! It’s not news that 2020 was a strange year for everyone. It was also productive and innovative for many people and organizations. Audio-Video Group is proud to be part of the adaptations and growth that many of our clients made last year.  Houses of Worship We worked hard with houses of worship to ensure that they had what they needed to safely and effectively reach their parishioners, including new sound systems, new or upgraded video streaming services, and…

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How to Keep Social Distancing Without Losing Communication on the Job

We at Audio-Video Group have been impressed with how many tech options have become useful for social distancing and COVID-19 safety precautions. And equally delighted to see how many of our clients have been using these measures to keep themselves, their employees, and their own customers safe. We’re pleased to let you know about a new option on the market for all sorts of job and education sites to help people communicate clearly without sacrificing social distancing or masks. The ListenTalk is a mobile two-way communication system that lets teams keep the communication going while maintaining a safe distance from…

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