Worship on the Screen Watch Party
A big piece of what the Church is all about is gathering together and seeing the people we love as we share in the moments of a Sunday morning service.
Social Distancing has put an end to church as usual for the time being but it doesn’t mean we can’t still see each other and enjoy the service with one another!
Every Sunday the The Community Church sends out a link for the week’s Worship on the Screen—so why not have a Worship on the Screen Watch Party—virtually together on Zoom or Google Hangouts or FaceTime. It’s not quite the same as in person, but hey, neither is anything about the virtual life we’re in right now.
A group of Community Church folks took part in a Worship on the Screen Watch Party together and had a blast doing it. Nine families gathered together on Zoom—kids and all. Here’s how they did it:
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• One person hosted the party and sent out an invite by email and/or text—this group chose to use Zoom but you could use Google Hangouts or any other platform that works for you and your group.
• Arrive at the party on your computer or phone. Spend the first few minutes chatting and comparing brunch items.
• Start the Service on the Screen on a different device (a second computer or TV). A smart TV works really well for a Watch Party.
• Keep your friends on the computer and the service on the TV or vice-versa.
• Go to the web browser, visit the church website and
on Sunday and go down to Worship on the Screen and click, find the fresh new service delivered that morning and click.
• Muting the Watching Party participants while watching the service is probably a sensible idea (and what the Watch Party of nine families on Sunday chose to do).
• Texting or chatting on Zoom is a fun way to communicate and also hear the service (sort of like whispering during the service to the people you’re sitting near).
• At the end of the service unmute the group, chat for a bit, say goodbye.
If you’d like to try a Worship on the Screen Watch Party but have questions about how to do so from a technical standpoint email contact
If you’d like to be placed into a Watch Party group email