Connect Groups – Spring Term 2021
Starting Online from January
Good news – next term connect groups are continuing online, regardless of what tier you are in! We hope that this way, everyone can access these wonderful groups and grow together, despite being physically apart.
How do I join a group?
Scroll through the groups below and simply press the sign-up button on the group you want to join, or email the address provided to contact the group leader. Make sure you use an email address that you check regularly.
How will the groups work?
We know there’s been lots of changes recently, and that getting online can be a steep learning curve! Most of our groups next term will be using ‘Zoom’ which is free to join and is a wonderful way of video conferencing with a group of people. The group leader will email you a zoom link to join for the first meeting. You click on this link when the meeting is about to start in order to join the call.
There’s lots of guides on YouTube, but here’s my favourite guide for joining your first zoom meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh50kVaIdAY.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org if you get stuck and we’ll do our best to help.
Later on in the term some groups may have the option of meeting in the building. If this is applicable, the leader will email you to let you know the plan and give you up-to-date guidelines of what to expect when entering the building, before you come to the first session. Each session will have a register so we can use ‘track and trace’. Additionally, every group will continue to use zoom so that even if you can’t make it in person, you can still continue being part of it.
What other ways can I connect to Eastgate in this season?
Do check out our Church Online page for other ways to connect with Eastgate this term, there are lots of great resources there for your encouragement, including live Sunday meetings, vlogs and blogs.