With Easter almost upon us, many families will be changing their plans to accommodate the national quarantine that has been put in place. Families wishing to connect with loved ones will be using video chat applications in order to hold services and enjoy meals.

Applications like Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangout, and Discord are all viable options if you’re looking to connect with family members over the holidays. And of course, everyone is using Zoom, despite some recent security concerns.

Families of faith are utilizing video conferences in order to celebrate annual traditions with those closest to them; and pastors of churches all across the country have offered to hold virtual masses for Easter Sunday.

Shiloh Baptist Church located in Trenton New Jersey will be holding remote services via the WIMG Radio Broadcast or online at www.wimg1300.com every day at 12:30 p.m. Their Sunday services are also available via Facebook Live at 8 A.M. and 11 A.M. Visit their website at www.shilohtrenton.org for more information.

New Jersey State government has mandated that people do not gather in public for religious reasons, funerals or wakes in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With the coming weeks holding a wind of uncertainty, keeping yourself and your family safe should be a top priority.

The fact that we have access to technology which allows us to see and hear our families in faraway places should be enough to get us through this season without gathering in public.