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Refuge Series

The “Refuge Series” are like Sunday afternoon ministry meetings but provided online in a webinar format. This weekly event will provide assembly believers with a regular source of encouragement and edification during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will plan to have a different speaker each week. See below for past and upcoming events that you can register for.

Many Gospel Halls have canceled their gatherings. We hope this will be a blessing to the Lord’s people who are isolated at home until such a time as our regular local gatherings and regional conferences can resume.

These webinar meetings should not take priority over your local assembly gatherings. Nevertheless, if there is a scheduling conflict, feel free to sign up regardless so that you can watch the recording afterward.

You may view this meeting on your PC, Mac, or smartphone or you can call in and listen from a landline. National call-in numbers are provided for Canada, the USA, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as other countries. These will be listed in a confirmation email sent to you after registration.

Refuge Series Sessions

All sessions are held on Sundays at Noon Pacific / 3 PM Eastern/ 8 PM UK time. You must click the “Register” link beside each session listed below in order to attend via your PC, Mac, smartphone or by dialing in.

#1: A Refuge In Times of Trouble – Lindsay Parks, Indiana Gospel Hall, PA, USA. Sunday, March 22, 2020. Recordings: Video | Audio

#2: God Is Not Self-Isolating – Matthew Cain, North Street Gospel Hall, NS, Canada and The Lord, our Refuge – David Vallance, Stark Road Gospel Hall, MI, USA. Sunday, March 29, 2020. Recordings: Video | Audio

#3: The Rapture – Jack Hay. Sunday, April 5, 2020. Register

How-To Webinars

These events are held at different times. Please see below for actual dates and times.

#1: How To Conduct Online Assembly “Meetings” – John Bell, Justin Hale, A.J. Higgins. Friday, March 20 at 6:15 PM CDT. Register to view the recording. The instructions referred to by John are available in Word or RTF format. Also Justin Hale provided his slides from his presentation on why the online meetings should not be considered formal assembly gatherings.


April 11, 2020 – starts at 8 AM Pacific, 11 AM Eastern, 4 PM UK time

Speakers: John Dennison, A.J. Higgins, Kory Crawford and Stephen Baker. Oversight of this online event is provided by the elders of the Glen Ewen Gospel Hall, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Caleb Simonyi-Gindele

An overseer himself, Caleb's mission is to help other elders lead their local assembly through some of the unique challenges of the 21st century: both doctrinal and shepherding. More about Caleb.