CHURCH ISN'T a BUILDING
As the lockdown eases, and things start to get back to normal, we're able to have meetings again here in our church building. But CCC isn't really a building - it's a community of people. And Sundays aren't just about meeting together in person (although that's fun) - they're about gathering as that community to encourage each other, to help each other to grow, and most importantly, to worship God.
So if you're still not able to join us in person, for whatever reason, you can still be part of the service, and the community, through our live online stream. This is another new thing for almost all of us, and hopefully we can answer a few of your questions here:
WHAT's A LIVE STREAM?
Our live stream is a Zoom meeting running right in the middle of the church service. We've got a camera and microphone in the meeting space, so you can see and hear everything that's going on. Our services are currently a little more limited than usual (no singing, for example), but what we are doing works really well over Zoom - you can follow most of the prayers on your screen, listen to the bible, and even catch up with people before the meeting begins.
When is the service?
Our live streams take place on Sunday morning from 9am and 10:15am. It's a bit early, but that's because we record the audio element of the service and make it available elsewhere on the website from 11am, for anyone who is unable to join us live.
how do i join in?
Zoom meetings require a link. We send this out every week in our church email, so if you'd like to join us on a Sunday, please email us and let us know that you'd like to join the mailing list. There's a button just down there, under the next question.
YOU DIDN'T mention children and young people...
True. That's because our children's and youth groups are now able to meet face-to-face during the 10:15 service. So there's no specific live stream for them (although they're welcome to join in with you if they can't make it to us in person).
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