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Keeping Connected

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Keeping Connected
24/7 Prayer - Join the battle
Keep Sunday Special
Pastoral Support for one another

Keeping Connected

During this time when we are not able to meet together physically we want to discover ways of connecting using the technology available to us.  There are a number of apps that can help get groups connected.  Amongst these, Houseparty, Zoom, Google Hangouts, there are instructions on how to use these apps below.

Other tools available for keeping connected are: WhatsApp, Skype, FaceTime etc or just plain telephone to speak to one another!

Either way do keep connected and continue to pray and support one another.

24/7 Prayer – Join the battle
During this time of global crisis, we can feel powerless, isolated and ineffective. The one thing we can do is to pray for our nation: national leaders, NHS health workers, scientists working on a vaccine, emergency services, the outreach of the church.
 
The Prime Minister has called this global pandemic, ‘A War’ – let's therefore put on the full armour of God and enter the battle.

Keep Sunday Special
Click here for to link to the virtual church service materials


We are fully online keeping our church alive.  As well as resuming live services, we are continuing to offer YouTube Services which go live or 'premier' on Sunday mornings to encourage all to keep Sunday special as we would 'normally' do.  Our Thoughts for the Day can also be found on our YouTube channel along with TJC bedtime stores, TJC interactive sessions, courses and much more!  Also join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

Pastoral Support for one another
We have in place the ‘buddying up’ pattern of pastoral care across the congregation, thank you for all you are doing to support those in your group. If you or someone you know needs a Buddy then please contact us.

To use Zoom:
Zoom works on Windows and Linux PCs, macOS, and there are also apps available for Google Android and iOS devices

The free version of Zoom lets you host a meeting for up to 100 participants, there is a time limit of 40 minutes for meetings with more than 3 participants

Download the Zoom app via the app store 

Create a free Zoom account using your email address

The Zoom website contains lots of help articles to get you started using Zoom on different types of device:

To use Houseparty:
Houseparty is available as an app for Google Android and iOS devices, it is also available as an extension for the Chrome browser for use on PC and Mac

Houseparty allows you to video chat with up to 8 people at a time

Download the Houseparty app via the app store

Create a free Houseparty account using your email address and phone number

The app is intuitive to use and includes lots of prompts when you first use it to get you up and running, there are wizards that allow you to add contacts from your device or Facebook

Here are couple of WikiHow tutorials for getting started with the app on Google Android and iOS:

To use Google Hangouts:
Google Hangouts is available as an app for Google Android and iOS devices, it is also available in the Chrome browser for use on PC and Mac

Hangouts allows you to video chat with up to 25 people at a time

Download the Hangouts app via the app store

Login using an existing Google account or create a new one

Hangouts Help provides guidance on getting started

Parish Administrator, 19/03/2020