While we are unable to physically meet during this Covid-19 crisis, we can and should still meet together online, to spur and encourage one another.

Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. 

Hebrews 10:24–25

There are a plethora of online meeting apps available, from Skype to Facebook Messenger, etc. but we recommend using Zoom for its simplicity, reliability, and powerful features.

You may follow the instructions here: https://thir.st/blog/one-house-many-virtual-rooms-how-to-use-zoom-for-your-online-cell-groups/

Step 1: Download Zoom Client for Meetings https://zoom.us/download

Step 2: Start the Zoom App

Step 3: Click on Sign In (we recommend using “Sign In with Google” or “Sign In with Facebook” to make it easier and have fewer passwords to remember.)

Step 4: Click on Schedule to schedule a new meeting

Step 5: Set the date, time, etc. and click schedule.
*note: We recommend that you set a meeting password for security.

Step 6: Once your meeting has been scheduled, click
Copy Invitation” and send it to all the CG members

CG Members simply have to click on the link given and they will be able to join the meeting.
They do not have to sign up for an account.

We recommend that all participants try to use a laptop (or tablet like an iPad) to connect to the Zoom meeting as a smartphone will be tiring to use for the duration of the meeting and may also have connectivity issues if you are using a low-end smartphone.

Do also try to use a headphones with a microphone (like the earbuds usually issued when you bought your smartphone) as the microphone will be closer to your mouth and will make your voice clearer to the rest of the participants.

Once you start your meeting, you will see a toolbar at the bottom where you can mute or unmute your microphone, share your screen, manage meeting participants, etc.

For more details, do read https://thir.st/blog/one-house-many-virtual-rooms-how-to-use-zoom-for-your-online-cell-groups/

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer . . . Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. 

Acts 2:42–47
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