Adapting Small Group Meetings During Pandemics
During a pandemic, your small group meetings might change significantly. Whether they are committee meetings, youth group meetings, or small group ministry (covenant group) gatherings, you may need to start using technology to meet.
The UUA's guide for online meetings can help your groups find the right fit in terms of software and level of skill required.
Online meetings can, in some ways, be more accessible and efficient than in-person gatherings, especially if group participants are able to limit outside distractions such as notifications popping up on their device or computer. Encourage a group covenant that takes this new format into account and helps the group come closer to re-creating the intimacy and connection of an in-person experience.