To help you through this period when you are unable to meet as churches, we have provided links on this page to several resources you may find useful to adopt for worship or online meetings etc.
This page will be updated over the coming days as we find more resources that could be of use to you. So, please check back on a regular basis.
Churches/Denominations Providing Worship Streaming
Appleton Independent Methodist (AIM) Church
AIM Church went “live” for the first time on Sunday 22nd March. To catch up with past recordings or to listen in live on Sundays join them here.
Mount Zion, Cliviger
Mount Zion, Cliviger also have a presence on YouTube. Their YouTube page is here.
North Western Baptist Association (NWBA)
Our friends from NWBA, who share the office space at the Resource Centre, are happy to share with you their online resources and streams, which you will find here.
Ramsey IM Church
Our Ramsey Church over in the Isle of Man have also set up a YouTube page that they hope to add to over the coming weeks.
Stockton Heath Christian Fellowship
Stockton Heath are another church who will be streaming worship live on YouTube here.
Sutton Village Church
Sutton Village Church are streaming both Sunday Worship and a Friday Night Club. Check them out here.
Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine
From a psychologist:After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice and make a list that I hope is helpful to all. I can’t control a lot of what is going on right now, but I can contribute this. I am surprised and heartened that this has been shared so widely! People have asked me to credential myself, so to that end, I am a doctoral level Psychologist in NYS with a Psy.D. in the specialities of School and Clinical Psychology.
This could be a useful way for you to keep in touch with one another or hold Bible Studies. There are several options available, but we haven’t had time to test them all. One that we have seen in use, that has either a paid options or a free option is below.
Zoom Video Conferencing
Zoom is available either online via a web browser or can be downloaded as an app. So can be used on desktops, tablets or mobile phones. Our initial tests show the quality of the calls to be good, so perhaps you could try this for your church? For more details check out the Zoom website.
If you want to learn more about how to use Zoom, check out this YouTube Video, which is a complete beginner’s guide to using the application.
Churches Together in England – Prayers of Hope
Following the overwhelming response which the National Call to Prayer and Action received on Mothering Sunday, CTE has prepared a candle poster for those who would like to place a permanent symbol in their front windows of Christ’s light shining in the darkness. Visit Prayers of Hope to download a copy.
This poster has been made available due to awareness of the potential fire risk posed by lighting live candles, particularly on windowsills, so CTE are keen to avoid adding any pressure to emergency service personnel, particularly at this difficult time.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)
North East Circuit – Devotional for Sunday 5th April (Palm Sunday)
The churches in the North East have produced the following devotional for churches to use this Sunday.
Bible Project – Church at Home
In the last few weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our entire world. For most of us, this has affected every area of life, including the weekly rhythms of our church, whether that’s a small home group or a Sunday worship service. The team at BibleProject have created a resource that could serve families, small groups, and individuals during this unique time.
Every week, you’ll find one of the BibleProject videos, along with some suggested Scripture readings that focus on the ideas explored in the video. You’ll also see some suggested discussion questions for each Scripture reading that could be used for a group conversation or personal reflection. Feel free to use as much or as little as you’d like, they simply wanted to provide some ways to generate Jesus-centered conversations at home.
To access this content go to this page. Here you will be able to catch up on previous weeks and sign up to a newsletter, if you wish, that tells you of the content due out each week.