Some Awakeners have been meeting to discuss the ways we connect over zoom as a church community. One of the ideas that has come from the dialogue is that although we are meeting in our personal lives over zoom all the time and we all have zoom fatigue and pandemic fatigue, there is something unique and special about Zoom Church. We would like to encourage you all to have your video on to create intentional space. We see our time on Zoom as a sacred gathering where believers come together to be in community, worship together, and share life. We ask you to reflect on ways that you can make this space sacred and separate from other online encounters, in ways that are meaningful for you. Make a special cup of tea, create a sacred space in your home, light a candle, dress up, or set out some special decor. You know what’s best for you and your family, but please define this as a gathering that is set aside within your week. We understand if you can’t have your camera on or if Zoom fatigue is setting in, but we’d like for this to become the norm for these gatherings. We look forward to seeing you again on Sunday! (As a helpful tip, consider using the “hide self view” feature so you aren’t seeing your own image during the service; this can help offset Zoom fatigue.)” We are also hoping to utilize break out rooms for a few moments while we take Communion together but there will always be an option for you to stay in the main meeting space. We are looking forward to investing in our space for more meaningful gatherings in 2021!

Zoom Invite:
Sunday Service 4pm
ZOOM LINK
Meeting ID: 960 2599 0901

In cooperation with the newest Covid regulations we will be decreasing the max capacity for Sunday in-person attendance. There is no limit for zoom attendance but we acknowledge that for some, a place to gather in-person with prayer, worship, and communion is a source of resilience during these difficult times. Do not hesitate to make it known that you’d like a spot even if we are already full. This helps the Elders know the needs of the community and provide better spiritual care for our community members.