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Community Connections Moving to Evenings this Summer

Community Connections Moving to Evenings this Summer

Beginning Sunday, July 25, our Online Worships will be moving to the evening. “Foyer” Greetings will be at 6:15 PM (Pacific), followed by worship at 6:45 PM (Pacific). We look forward to welcoming Australia Mission Centre President Ben Smith as the speaker to help us kick-off the Sunday Evening worships. This decision was made with the anticipation that with vaccinations increasing, new COVID-19 numbers will be decreasing, and therefore we will likely be having congregation apply to reopen this summer. Rather than waiting to make a last minute decision to change the worship time in the midst of reopening’s, we chose a summer date to make the switch so that we could plan ahead with scheduling. Our online worships have proven to be an invaluable New Expression of Community in our Mission Center during this pandemic. We also understand that they will be an invaluable expression of community beyond the pandemic as well. They help connect us throughout the Mission Center and to World Church. Our hope in providing these evening worships include:

  • Continuing to provide worship ministry to those who don’t live near, or aren’t engaged locally with, a Community of Christ Congregation.
  • Providing an opportunity to still gather in community for worship even when your weekend schedule doesn’t allow you to attend Sunday Morning Worship in a congregation.
  • Providing an additional opportunity for all to experience worship. Gathering locally with your home congregation and then also gathering online to connect with people all over the mission center and beyond.

 After all congregations have reopened, we will reassess how often we have online worships. Either way, they will continue!

Community Connections: Online Worship

Community Connections: Online Worship

Our Online Worships are the 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings, beginning with “Foyer” Time at 6:15 PM (PT). “Foyer” Greetings is an opportunity to say hello, make sure you’re connected properly, and prepare for worship. The worship will begin at 6:45 PM (PT) and end around 7:45 PM (PT) with “Parking Lot” Goodbyes. “Parking Lot” is a time for announcements to be shared by Mission Center Leadership with an opportunity to say goodbye to one another at the end of our online worship. More Info.

To connect to our online worships, click herehttps://zoom.us/j/841448115?pwd=WDFQTzdIYWpPM0p1MWJyTlF0aHZDZz09
To listen in to the online worships, dial 1-669-900-6833 (Meeting ID: 841 448 115 / Password: 043423)

Online Communion
Here is some information to help you prepare for our sacred experience:
A reminder that all are welcome and invited to share in the sacrament of Communion. If you choose to participate, you will need to provide your own juice and bread or appropriate alternatives.
You can participate in Online Communion whether you are joining the service via webcam or your phone.
Joining by phone does meet the “online” requirements.
Per the guidelines for Online Communion, “real-time online participation” is a guiding principle for taking Communion this way. Therefore, the taking of Communion should only be observed if participating in the Sunday Morning worship. If you’re watching or listening to a recording of the worship, please contact your Pastor to make arrangements for Communion to be provided via the phone.
Tips for our Online Worships
You are welcome to use the chat feature but please be mindful of how you use it and how often as it can be distracting for others. Comments in the chat should be affirming in nature. Please keep negative or critical comments to yourself.
Be mindful of your surroundings and body movement while on the screen. In other words, don’t forget that others can see you.
If in front of a window, please close the curtains/blinds to avoid a glare on the screen. Your mic will be muted at 10:40 AM and will stay muted until following the announcements at the end.
The Mission Center will be recording our Online Services for those who are not able to participate in a service on Sunday Morning. If you miss the service but would like to request the link to watch it, please contact Sean Langdon (slangdon@cofchrist-gpnw.org, 425-293-6366).
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