Moving forward

Greetings Church!
 
Response of Romford Elim Church to Coronavirus

 

  1. We will hold no further gathered church services on Sunday until further notice.
  2. All small group meetings are suspended until further notice due to the call for everyone to avoid social contact (home groups, prayer groups, worship, Powerkids, youth etc.)
  3. It is vital however that we continue to connect as a local church community as this crisis could last for months.  We will do so online as follows:
  • Sunday Service

At 11am each Sunday beginning this Sunday 22nd March we will stream a short Romford Elim service on youtube where the focus will be on teaching, prayer and communion (have your own bread and wine ready at home) and necessary updates.
The link to access this is:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=romford+elim+church or go onto youtube and type in Romford Elim Church and then click on the Elim logo.

  • Mid-week connect meetings

These meetings will be our vital method of fellowship where we actually interact by seeing or hearing each other.  Zoom connect meetings give the facility to both see and hear one another online and for that you will need a smartphone or laptop/desktop computer.   Whypay meetings are where you can only hear and talk with each other and can be accessed by any phone. 
How to connect with Whypay
Whypay connect meetings you can join by simply ringing the phone number, tapping in the room number followed by the pin.  The details are:
Tel: 0333 0110 945
Room No: 31638182#
Pin No: 4540#
How to connect with Zoom (only with a smartphone or computer)
A link will be issued by email with date and time for the meeting. 
Click on the link.
Follow the instructions (please note that if you have never used Zoom before you will first have to download the app)
 
Here is the weekly connect groups you will be able to access from next week:
Tuesday
8-9pm Whypay connect – Collier Row homegroup, Chris Dykes
Wednesday
6.30-7pm Zoom connect – Powerkids 5-11rs (Parents must log them in)
8-9pm Zoom connect – Hornchurch homegroup, Babs Sanya
8-9pm Zoom connect – Worship group
Thursday
10-11am Whypay connect – Prayer meeting
8-9pm Whypay connect – Ilford homegroup, Paulette Kelly
8-9pm Whypay connect – Harold Hill homegroup, Mervyn Tilley
Friday     
8-9pm Whypay connect - Bible study

Apart from the Worship Group all the above connect meetings are available to everyone so get connected.  If you have never been in a mid-week group this a great way to start.  Let’s not give the devil a chance to keep us apart but in Jesus name let’s turn it around and take this opportunity to get connected with more people than we were before!
 
How to connect with Whypay
Whypay connect meetings you can join by simply ringing the phone number, tapping in the room number followed by the pin.  The details are:
Tel: 0333 0110 945
Room No: 31638182#
Pin No: 4540#
How to connect with Zoom (only with a smartphone or computer)
A link will be issued by email with date and time for the meeting. 
Click on the link.
Follow the instructions (please note that if you have never used Zoom before you will first have to download the app)

  1. Other connect groups

Men
Mens meal – Guys our next gathering was due on Monday 23rd for a meal.  As we cannot do this we will have a Whypay connect group 8-9pm instead.
Mens prayer breakfast – Saturday 4th April Whypay connect 9-10am
Ladies
Ladies prayer breakfast – Saturday 2nd May Whypay connect 9-10am
If other core groups wish to make use of Zoom or Whypay just contact us (eg youth, evangelism, single parents, prayer, couples etc).  This is an opportunity for more connect groups to develop which we don’t have at present, Young adults, families, 40 plus, helps etc.  Come on Romford!

  1. Giving

Giving is important with no offerings being received.  The easiest way is by Direct Debit or Standing order to:
EFGA Romford
Sort: 60 05 16
A/c: 18523617
Reference your name
 
Don’t forget Gift Aid, where the government give your tax amount to the charity for no cost to yourself other than contacting Rita Akushie and setting it up:
Tel: 07962 372872
Email: ritaakushie@gmail.com 
Cheques are payable to ‘Romford Elim Church’
We are in the process of sorting out giving on line.  Watch this space!

  1. Finally

Be encouraged! We will all get through this.
 
That’s all for now
Blessings!
 
Pastor Glen

 




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