GCSofUSA organized a group prayer meeting online through Facebook messenger – March 30, 2019.
GCSofUSA organized a group prayer meeting online through Facebook messenger – March 30, 2019. It was an innovative and unique attempt to organize the prayer meetings. GCSofUSA has been organizing The Stations of The Cross prayer meetings on Saturday night since its inception during every lent season. We get together at different home of one of the member of GCSofUSA. For some reason there was no family was able to host on the Saturday, March 30 2019. We were disappointed but God gave us an idea and on Friday night we discussed and decided to have an online meeting. We made an announcement on next day Saturday, March 30, 2019 around 12:25PM. We are pleased that we got an overwhelming response and we had 17 adults and two children participated from beginning to end and joined by 4 adults and two children later. Above all we had pregnant Angelina Rathod along with her to be born child who is ready to arrive to this world any day now. We used the social media in a positive manner and benefited from it.
Thanks to be God and thanks to all participants. May God bless us all! Praise the Lord.
Please find below the invitation of the event and some pictures of the event and a small video ending our prayer meeting with the traditional evening prayers.
Stations of the Cross – ક્રુસના માર્ગની ચોથી ભક્તિ – 2019. Live online through Facebook messenger.
Social media has completely transformed a range of our life experiences. People are becoming so addicted to social media that they are spending most of their time on it instead of doing any productive or significant work. Lots of people now prefer online conversations rather than meeting in person, which is weakening their relationships. Social media can give you fantastic returns if you use it positively, on the other hand, you can waste a big chunk of your time on social media if you are doing it just to pass the time.
But at the same time many people truly believe that social media has the power to make the world a better place. 98% of nonprofit organizations have a Facebook presence, and 72% are establishing themselves on Twitter (source). Whether you’re a nonprofit or a for-profit organization, you can successfully use social media for awareness of your cause, fundraising, community growth, engagement, and more.
We the Gujarati Catholic Samaj of USA are using the social media-bringing community together. We have decided to use social media to conduct the Stations of the Cross prayer meeting on Facebook messenger group video chat.
Once you get the Facebook event notification select “Going” if interested by 8PM. We will create a Facebook messenger group for this purpose only. This group will be dissolved once the prayer service is over so no one can use it for any other messages or purpose.
Please use your laptop or PC to join so all your family member can join us together. Keep in mind that you may not be able to connect if your phones aren’t connected to the Internet.
Note: Placing calls through the Messenger app may use your existing data plan. Please contact your mobile operator if you have questions about data charges for calling. Sharp 9PM we will start our prayer service.
Day and Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
The invite will be sent at 8:45 to those who wanted to participate and who has a Facebook account.
8:45-9:00PM – some instructions and chitchat. Those who join after 9PM requested to please join us quietly. Please do not send any messages in this group during the prayer service.