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Connected During Covid 19

Hey Beachside family,

In this strange and difficult time we want to let you know some of the ways that Beachside will be staying connected while we’re scattered.

It’s important that we follow the words of scripture and do not give up meeting together – even if that means our gatherings are now online.

There are a number of ways that we would love to connect with you.

First and most importantly, if you are not part of a home group or small group, or do not connect with a group of Christian throughout the week, we want to encourage you to let us know so that we can help you find some friends to connect with.

If you already know a group you could hook into please give someone in that group a call or a text and ask them how they’ll stay connected in this time.

Secondly – We have launched three new private groups on our facebook page and these will be used for much of our connection.  Even if you’re not a Facebook user please consider joining so that you can be part of these groups.

More information about these three groups can be found below.

Thirdly – We have a team of Beachsiders who will be on ‘Dawn Patrol’; sharing devotions, scriptures or worship to our Instagram and Facebook each morning at dawn.  Jump online and be encouraged.  Even in troubled times His mercies are new every morning.

Fourth and almost last – We have been calling Beachside to join churches all over Australia in prayer at 7pm each night.  On Thursday nights we’ll be doing that together through an online video meeting on Zoom.  If you would like to join please download the Zoom app on your phone, tablet or computer.  At 7pm join the meeting by clicking this link and if you get asked to key in a meeting ID use 355 264 9405.  If you have anything God has pressed on your heart to be praying for please text Kelly 0430 918 618 or Justine 0412 996 073 in advance so that they can ensure it is brought up during the meeting.  The meeting will run for half an hour and happen each Thursday evening.

And finally – a Sunday gathering – albeit online.  Each Sunday morning we will share a video with you and we’d love you to watch it wherever you are and whoever you’re with.  It’ll include some worship you can join in with or soak in, a Bible story from one of our groms families, stories from Beachsiders, a message from the Scriptures and a time where we can share communion.  You’ll need to have your wine/juice/grapes and crackers ready to go when you sit down to watch.

This will be shared on our website as well as on facebook.  You’ll receive another email with the info you need to access it by the end of this week.

We already miss seeing you, and our hearts are aching for you knowing that many of you have lost work and income this week.  Know that God is close and His ears are attentive to your softest sigh.

We’ll see you online.