Why are we starting a digital campus?
Hello, my name is Pastor Kaloma Smith, and I’d like to personally invite you to the Digital Campus for the University AME Zion Church of Palo Alto.
In the eight years that I’ve served as senior pastor at University, we have continuously looked for ways to reach our community, care for our congregation and neighbors, and grow in Christ. Our world changes dynamically and drastically each day, and University has long focused its mission on fostering care in a modern context. Previously, this has included partnering with Google and the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN) to close the digital divide within our population, providing weekly livestreams for members who couldn’t regularly attend church, and raising funds to support Bay Area families facing economic challenges. The recent pandemic has accelerated patterns we’ve seen before, but we’re rising to meet the challenge.