Coronavirus response


Coronavirus response

Update for week leading up to Easter, 6th-12th April

Hello everyone! There is loads of great stuff going on this week, all of which you can find on the poster below. It includes the Zoom codes for each meeting and a link you can type into your web browser, but if you would find it easier there are some clickable links for the different meetings underneath. There is no link for the family afternoon on Good Friday: to join in with that please email ROB for a code.

For Prayer meetings 9am Monday-Thursday and 10am Saturday click on PRAYER

For the final Lent meeting on Thursday evening, 7.15 for 7.30, click on LENT

For the Good Friday morning 10am service click on FRIDAY

For the Easter Sunday morning 10.30am service click on SUNDAY

Click on YOUTUBE for a playlist for you to listen to as you worship and pray at home on Sunday evening.

To connect to any of these by phone, dial one of the following numbers, and then when prompted enter the correct meeting ID from the poster above followed by # and then # again (please contact us if people need help with this!):

0208 080 6591
0208 080 6592
0330 088 5830
0131 460 1196

Update re Sunday service 5th April 2020

We are meeting to worship on Zoom again this Sunday, and look forward to seeing you there! We will be ready to check you in from 10. From 10.15 we will be doing coffee and catch-up time, with everyone given the chance to share, then we will start prompty at 10.30am. When you check in, initially you will be put in a waiting room. This is to help us double check who is joining us as a slight extra level of security. Please don't worry, you will get in as soon as we can get to you! If you would like to download the service sheet in advance you can do so here, but we will put everything on the screen:

http://venta-group.org/resources#Coronavirus

There is lots of helpful information further down the screen, but you should be able to access the service tomorrow by clicking on the following link on a computer:

https://zoom.us/j/706580961

On a smartphone or tablet, download and open the Zoom Cloud Meetings app and enter the meeting ID 706 580 961

If you know someone without internet access who might like to join us, please encourage them to do so using the following instructions.

1. Dial ONE of the following numbers

0208 080 6591
0208 080 6592
0330 088 5830
0131 460 1196

2. Enter the meeting ID: 706 580 961 and press #. When asked a second question, press # again.

Update 31st March 2020

We are continuing to meet to pray together on Zoom on weekday mornings at 9, and Saturdays at 10. To join in with us click on the word PRAYER or enter this number into the Zoom app 385-426-921. Tomorrow, Wednesday 1st April, we are meeting for the next of our Lent evenings from Revelation 2-3. Join us from 7.15 for a 7.30 start by clicking on LENT or entering this number into the Zoom app 978-718-212.

If you are out for a walk you might like to collect a Free For All magazine from the church porches, the Vicarage, or the Church Hall when the Post Office is open. It is nearly Palm Sunday, so there will also be palm crosses appearing at those locations this week. Do collect and deliver for others who can't get out. You can also look online for creative ways to make your own palm cross, palm branch etc and give it a go. Click FREE FOR ALL to read the magazine online.

Below here ia a video based on the theme of our service from last week, and HERE you can find some family activity suggestions too. Please share any images of what you have done to our FACEBOOK page. Click on EPHESIANS for links to printable versions of all the talks so far. We will pick up where we left off after Easter.

Update re Sunday service 29th March 2020

We are meeting to worship on Zoom again this Sunday, and look forward to seeing you there! We will be ready to check you in from 10. From 10.15 we will be doing coffee and catch-up time, with everyone given the chance to share, then we will start prompty at 10.30am. When you check in, initially you will be put in a waiting room. This is to help us double check who is joining us as a slight extra level of security. Please don't worry, you will get in as soon as we can get to you! If you would like to download the service sheet in advance you can do so here, but we will put everything on the screen:

http://venta-group.org/resources#Coronavirus

There is lots of helpful information further down the screen, but you should be able to access the service tomorrow by clicking on the following link on a computer:

https://zoom.us/j/706580961

On a smartphone or tablet, download and open the Zoom Cloud Meetings app and enter the meeting ID 706 580 961

If you know someone without internet access who might like to join us, please encourage them to do so using the following instructions.

1. Dial ONE of the following numbers

0208 080 6591
0208 080 6592
0330 088 5830
0131 460 1196

2. Enter the meeting ID: 706 580 961 and press #. When asked a second question, press # again.

Information updated 26th March 2020

As you saw when you clicked on this link on our homepage, your church is open and here for you.

At the moment you cannot access our buildings, but you can exercise in the churchyards, and we are meeting and serving our community in different ways.

We are joining with dozens of people around the villages to put a note through our neighbours' doors offering help if we feel able to provide it - essential food runs, medication drops, someone to talk to on the phone or over the fence! If you do not have access to help of this kind please get in touch with the Vicarage - rob@venta-group.org,

You can also call 01508 492305 or 07855 774384.

At the Vicarage we have a small amount of long life food we have collected through our local foodbank scheme. This is available for collection for anyone who needs it on the Vicarage doorstep in daylight hours. Please be careful to reduce the risk of virus transmission before and after handling these items.

We are meeting together online to pray every morning, for our Lent gatherings on Wednesday evenings, and to worship together on Sundays. You can dial in from a normal landline phone if you do not have access to the internet, or just use the material privately at your convenience. Click on Worship above, and then online, for timings. Connection instructions below Please email us if there is something you would like us to pray about when we meet together: rob@venta-group.org You can find lots of information by clicking on 'Resources' above. You will find quite a few subsections so here is some help:

Advice on how to connect to our online meetings, and our Sunday service sheets, are under 'Coronavirus'.

Prayer service sheets are under 'Prayer.'

Materials from our Lent course are under 'Lent'.

Digests of our recent Ephesians talks, and suggestions for family activities based on the reading for each week, are under 'Ephesians'.

Families may appreciate tuning into the Worship for Everyone Facebook or Youtube page for a fun half hour or so of singing, bible stories, games, prayers and more, live at 4 on Facebook on Wednesday and Saturday, or catch up a little later on Youtube, featuring a family with lots of cooped-up children doing what cooped-up children do! Our family love joining in with it. 

We are sending out regular email and Facebook updates, and uploading some videos to youtube. Our Facebook and Youtube channels are both called 'Venta group of churches'. We will try and embed some of those videos in this page. If you would like to receive email updates from Rob, the Vicar, and you are not getting them at the moment, please subscribe by clicking on the word HERE. We have to do this for data protection reasons.

Below you should find videos of some of us praying on our front step, together with Christians around the nation, on Wednesday 25th March. There are also videos of people from around our churches reading from the book of Ephesians, and a few words from Rob based on the same reading (and filmed at the church before the lockdown).

 

 

 

 

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