What’s a Soundcloud?

By May 12, 2020

When everyone starts talking about their favorite podcasts they’re listening to, are you wondering what’s a podcast? and how do you do that?

A podcast is best compared to an “old fashioned” radio program. Each podcast usually has its own topic or interest it explores, and some are just stories and serial programs to listen to (and probably get wrapped up in).  And so now, in the spirit of “everything old is new again,” a very popular pandemic pastime is listening to podcasts. You can listen while on a walk, doing housework, just relaxing, or in the car. But what do you want to listen to? How do you find these programs and shows?

If what you’re looking for is inspiration, theology, sacred music and connection with our church during this stressful time,  you’ll be glad to know that in addition to all the video, Zoom, and website offerings our church’s “digital campus” has to offer, we also have a large collection of saved sermons, services, music and more on Soundcloud as podcast playlists you can listen to whenever you want to!  We have worked hard to curate special playlists to encompass everyone’s favorite elements of worshiping and learning with us.

Getting Sound from a Cloud is Easy!

SoundCloud is the world’s largest music and audio platform, designed to let people discover and enjoy their favorites from its huge selection of artists and programs. Since its launch in 2008, SoundCloud has become the industry leader,  renowned for its unique content and features, including the ability to share music and connect directly with artists, as well as to find more obscure artists and tracks, as well as all the popular favorites. Music and podcast creators from all over the world use SoundCloud to share their work with a global audience — and this is also the platform that houses FUMCFW’s specially created and curated playlists for our First Church family — and this instant access can be especially helpful during this stressful time we’re in.

So whether you are a fan of Peggy and Robert’s wonderful music ministry moments, or Lance’s 15 minute Wednesday evening Pocket Worship, or maybe you want to go back into the archives and relive some of your favorite Sanctuary, The Gathering, or eleven:eleven services, or check out some newer offerings like Lance and Zhenya’s The Chosen Aftershow, First Church has a wide variety of fabulous podcast events ready and waiting for you! And, because we are always adding to our existing playlists and even creating new playlists each week, be sure to keep checking back for new, great podcasts and music from your First Church family. In other words, there’s no time like the present to become a podcast listener!

Your FUMCFW podcast subscription is just an app away!

No need for anything special to access our amazing Soundcloud playlists; you can check out our whole collection of  First Church selections and listen to any or all of them you choose! Or, to explore these playlists one at a time, click on the links below.

And, if you want to get fancy, you can now subscribe to FUMCFW on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and iHeart Radio — and get notifications whenever we post something new! To add a little First Church to your own collection of your favorite podcasts, simply go to your podcast app (or look for the app you want in the app store and download it), search FUMCFW within the app, and click “subscribe!

Happy listening from First Church!

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