Connect Groups – Autumn Term 2020
Starting Online from September
Good news – next term connect groups are continuing online and some will be starting to meet in the Eastgate building. Groups meeting online will mostly be using ‘Zoom’. Groups meeting in the building will be subject to guidelines to ensure it’s a safe environment for all.
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.
You’ll need to sign up to a group if you’d like to join in. Once you’ve signed up, each session will have a register so we can use ‘track and trace’. Also, your group leader will send you up-to-date guidelines of what to expect when entering the building before you come to the first session.
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.