We are so excited to be meeting together again as a church and at the church. But we know that many are still unable or uncomfortable to meet together during these times. So we want to make every opportunity for you to remain connected and a part of the church. We are live streaming our Sunday Morning Services at 8:30am, 10am and 11:30am on our Youtube Page, and on our Facebook Page.
I trust that these will be encouraging and meaningful times together. Here’s some tips for making the most of these online experiences:
1) Treat the live stream like you were at Church.
Try your best to not wake up 2 minutes before the service. Get ready ahead of time, gather the family around and pray for the service before it begins. Be present. Worship along with us. Be engaged in what is happening as though you were in the same room with us. Even though you can watch the service later since it will remain on YouTube after the live stream is completed, try to be there “live” with us. Maintain this routine and this time together with your church family.
2) Avoid distractions.
It’s easy sitting at home to let your mind drift off to other things (let’s face it, it’s easy for that to happen when you’re at church too). So remove anything that might easily get in the way of you being fully present with us in the service. Perhaps you set your viewing room up a bit differently so it doesn’t just feel like you’re consuming more media, but rather being a part of a church gathering.
3) Engage with others.
We’ll try to have the service streaming a few minutes before we actually start the service so that you can interact with one another in the comments section and greet each other. This helps us feel more like the church as we encourage each other.
4) Pass it on.
Share the link on your social media feeds and invite others to come and watch along with you. People you’ve been inviting to church may not feel comfortable coming into a church building, but we can bring the church into their home. And it’s much easier for them to click on a link.
We are also now having Children’s Ministry during our 10am service at the church. And we’re still providing this for kids that are at home through Zoom. So tune in and connect with other kids. We’ve provided some Children’s Ministry activity sheets below for you to print out and use.
Let us know if you have any suggestions and I pray you are being fed, encouraged, and blessed as we gather together!