We’ll be gathering this Sunday at 10:00am at your place, but don’t worry, no need to do an extra clean-up or get in more morning tea supplies. Instead you are invited to an exciting new experiment in doing church differently in the age of the virus: Virtual Sundays: Church-Not-As-Usual.
This is not just a video of a pretend church service without the people. It’s a real gathering of real people; come prepared to join in. We plan to have plenty of time to share church family & community news, sing happy birthdays, and keep in touch. (We believe church is who we are together. You can read a Blog about that and the theology of church notices here). We will share a Reflection on the week’s readings from the bible, (if you want to prepare, and maybe even ask some tough questions, we’ll send them out before hand) and, if we can get it organised, even have a good sing together. There are only two things we can absolutely guarantee: (1) it wont be church as usual, and (2) you’ll be made absolutely welcome. It may be a bit rough the first time, or even after a few times. So please forgive us, but we are keen to jump right in to make sure we can keep in touch, as soon as possible. We are building community not a slick production! We are not alone.
How do I join in? Its simple. You just need an internet capable device (computer, laptop, tablet or even smart phone), and access to the internet. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you an invitation email. Click on the link provided, and you should start connecting up. It may prompt you to download an app the first time, so allow some extra time when you first join. In fact, you can have a trial go any time during the week; there just wont be anyone else there to talk to.
If you need any help leave a message at email@example.com with your phone number, or you can watch a video on joining a Zoom meeting, and even join a test meeting to get a feel for what it is like.