Cobourg Alliance Church



WHAT’S A WATCH PARTY?

A watch party is a gathering of people (this can even be a family!) who meet in-person (or online) to experience an online service together. They build community and encourage each other to grow in their faith by watching our weekly message through one of our online platforms. 

 

WHERE DO I WATCH?

Currently, there are four ways to be part of a watch party:

1. Attend an onsite watch party at our Cobourg campus (watch for our next onsite date).
2. Host your own watch party at home inside, on your deck or in your backyard.
3. Attend a watch party with your lifegroup, a group of friends or another family from the church.
3. Host or attend a Facebook watch party online.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Since COVID hit, our teams have been working hard and making preparations to safely welcome you back, in person, in our homes and community and to our physical campus.

Because we love and care about you, we want our gatherings to be safe, intentional, and meaningful. As part of re-gathering as a church, we are planning to host WATCH PARTIES at the Cobourg Alliance Church campus, in homes and online! Is it like church used to be?  No, but it's a great opportunity to meet with our CAC church family and watch the service together. It is our hope these weekend gatherings will be spiritually meaningful and hopefully a lot of fun too!

Here's what you need to know:

ONSITE Watch Parties at Cobourg Alliance Church - Sunday September 20, 2020 - 10AM

  1. Seating is limited, so you have to reserve a seat for each family member you're bringing. The link to the reservation form will appear when our next onsite watch party is happening.  We'll let you know!

  2. When you arrive, we'll welcome you with a huge smile from behind our masks, and you can smile back at us from behind your mask! Masks are mandatory!

  3. After a quick and non-invasive COVID screening - we'll give you a free pump of hand sanitizer and show you to your socially distanced box seats where you and your crew can enjoy the service on the big screen.

  4. It's a "watch party" which is a little different than a traditional worship service. You can stand, clap, and vocalize meaningful engagements during the message—hmm yes, good point Pastor Tyler—but no singing indoors (we're told it's contagious)!
We're working together to create Safe & Spiritually meaningful gatherings. Thanks for working with us as we experiment with this creative way to gather as a family!

Come early for our pre-service tailgate party! - Live band in the parking lot!
  • Doors Open 9:30am.
  • Bring your MASK!
  • Check-in and screening at the door


WATCH PARTY REGISTRATION





Host an in-person watch party


1: CREATE A SPACE:
  • Inside or outside you decide. Just make sure you space everyone out!
  • We recommend masks when indoors or when 6 feet/social distancing can't be maintained.
  • Make sure your viewing space is prepared and ready to go. You can use a TV or a laptop.
  • Consider having some music playing when people arrive.
2: MAKE IT MEANINGFUL:
Set the stage for God to move in the people at your watch party. As host, welcome and pray with your group, show your guests what it looks like to be the church wherever you are, enjoy the service!

3: MAKE IT MEMORABLE:
Post some photos of your group to your social media accounts and tag @cobourgalliance with the hashtag #CACwatchparty. Capture the people, the food and the fun!

4: NEXT STEPS:
Before everyone leaves help connect questions and conversations to the information they might need through our website or info@cobourgalliance.ca.  Encourage visitors to fill out our online connection card so we can say hello.

5: TELL US HOW IT WENT:

We want to hear all about your watch party and how we can help you make your next one even better!






Host an online Facebook watch party


STEP 1: START THE PARTY!
Head to the Cobourg Alliance Church Facebook page. Find the live video. Select “Start” to “Watch together with friends or with a group.”

STEP 2: INVITE PEOPLE TO WATCH!
Send personal invites to people on your friends list by going to the “Invite Others” tab. Either search by name or scroll through the menu and “Send invite”.

STEP 3: HOST THE PARTY!
Once you launch your watch party, you can start “hosting”.
Welcome people as they enter the virtual room!  Say hello, find out how God is working in their lives.  Make sure to point any newcomers to online Connect Cards and prayer requests

STEP 4: HAVE FUN!
We get to make the best of our current circumstances! Let’s represent Jesus and the church well and cultivate community #together. Get your group to snap a photo of where they are watching from and post to their social media accounts and tag @cobourgalliance with the hashtag #CACwatchparty.

STEP 5: TELL US HOW IT WENT!
We want to hear all about your watch party and how we can help you make your next one even better!

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The office is closed during COVID-19. Staff will continue to be available by text and email.

You can reach pastoral staff by email or the mobile phone numbers listed below.

Tyler Tavares - (905) 207-7575
Tom Barker - (289) 771-2480

SUNDAY SERVICE

During the COVID-19 Outbreak, we will be gathering together online!

JOIN US ONLINE SUNDAYS 
Kids' Experience: 9am
Worship Service: 10am
Virtual Lobby: After the service
34.205.93.2