A watch party is a group of people who meet in person or online to join a Sunday gathering together. Current guidelines allow us to join with up to 4 other households outdoors (max. 15 people).
UPDATE: as of 02/09/20 restrictions are in place on visiting other households for those living in Glasgow City, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire. Please do not host people in your home or visit others in their home if you live in one of these areas until these restrictions are lifted.
However – we can still meet up outside or in gardens!
With this in mind, could you invite some people to your garden for church on a Sunday? Or meet up in a park? Maybe people from your Missional Community, or a family who live nearby, or someone you work with?
Take a photo and tag us online so we can encourage others to join in!
Tips for hosting your watch party
Don’t skip this step! Take some time to pray for yourself, your watch party and the people you want to invite.
Neighbours? Friends? Coworkers? We all have a circle to invite to church.
You should always follow local and government guidelines when it comes to social distancing and the size of your gathering.
A watch party is more than a gathering of friends from church. Invite friends and neighbours too who might not be comfortable with “traditional church” or meeting in a church building. Think of those who you already have a natural affinity or friendship with. Have fun!
Everybody likes a party with a good environment!
Choose your meeting space. It could be in your garden or in a common area in your neighbourhood. Make it a casual and comfortable place to gather.
Don’t worry about being high tech! If you have a TV or computer or maybe even just an iPad, you’re all set!
“Does the wifi/phone signal work outside or where I want to watch?” Probably best to check to make sure you have the best experience! Don’t forget to check the internet 😉
Should people bring chairs? Should they bring their own food and drinks?