In this time of online church, zoom meetings and virtual life groups, we have collected some helpful tips on “How to Successfully do Church” on a Sunday morning, some fun ways to bring the message of HOPE to your meetings, and even invite friends to church with zoom backgrounds! (For kids too!)
TOP FIVE STEPS to get Ready for Online Church:
1. Save our online website to your browser:
- Copy and paste the links below into your browser, then save as a bookmark
- Facebook LIVE: www.facebook.com/fivestoneschurch
- Five Stones Church Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/fivestoneschurch
- FS KIDS LINK: www.fivestoneschurch.com/athome-resources/
2. Choose Largest Screen available to you
- Check needed cords for your devices
- Check your Streaming/ Casting app
- Have a secondary device ready to go for any kids watching (at www.fivestoneschurch.com/athome-resources/)
3. Sign on as early as 9:45am
- Start your chat function to say hi to friends watching
- Turn your Volume up!
4. Set comfy seats for each person watching with you
5. Bring your coffee, Bible and Heart for Worship
Below are some fun Five Stones Zoom backgrounds for your conference calls, life group meetings and charging up with friends!
- Select the background you want to download to your computer to use in zoom
- Right click or two finger tap on the image to pull up image menu
- Select save to computer
- Then upload to your favorite conferencing platform
Take Communion Online with Us April 19, 2020
You can participate in this experience from your home. Communion (the Lord’s Supper) is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus to remember His sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. Communion will be part of our services at 10am, April 19, 2020 through our Live Stream Options (Facebook and YouTube).
The elements of bread and wine/juice are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation, rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, join us online to remember His GREAT sacrifice. If you are not in the place where you consider Christ your Savior then sit back and enjoy the service like normal.
HOW TO TAKE COMMUNION ONLINE
- Purchase Grape Juice (quantity depends on size of your group)
- Purchase Bread or Baked Crackers
– Unleavened bread is the best expression of the “bread” element. Unleavened bread simply is bread baked without a rising agent (most grocery stores stock unleavened bread in the Kosher section), but you can select any bread or cracker of your choice.
- Be Ready at Home with Your Elements
– The Teaching Pastor will direct you through properly receiving communion. All you need to do is follow along online individually, or as a family.
- Share With Us
– After receiving communion online, please fill out a connection card, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, letting us know how many in your home participated in receiving communion. Snap a quick photo and include it in your email as well.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES FOR PERSONAL USE
Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
(Tips courtesy of our friends at Saddleback Church)