We are practicing physical distancing to protect our health and each other, but that doesn’t mean we have to do without human contact.
Zoom is a video conferencing tool that is easy to use and lets us all talk to one another.
We currently have three weekly scheduled opportunties. Anyone who wants to start a meeting of their own using the church account should contact Kristin.
Feel free to join any of these meetings–they are open to all:
- Wednesday, 8 a.m.: Kristin is leading a Bible study based on scripture readings for the upcoming sermon at the time of the usual men’s breakfast. Join in by clicking here.
- Wednesday, 11 a.m.: Sam O’Neill is leading a Bible study based on scripture readings for the upcoming sermon. Join in by clicking here.
- Sunday, 11 a.m.: Join the congregation for post-worship coffee time–you provide the coffee and treats, Zoom lets you connect for fellowship. Join in by clicking here.
For a tutorial on how to join a Zoom conference, go here.
If you can’t access Zoom through the internet you can call into the meeting. You won’t be able to see folks, but you’ll still be able to listen and contribute. To do this call: 646-876-9923. It will then prompt you to enter the meeting number.key. The meeting number for Wednesdays at 8am is 182-851-481. The meeting number for Wednesdays at 11am is 505-652-193. Coffee hour meeting number is 962-122-234. After you enter the meeting number press the # key.
UKirk Presbyterian Campus Ministry students will continue to meet on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. using Zoom. If you are a UKirker, please check the UKirk Facebook page for details or email Neil Myer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advice from Eastminster members on using Zoom:
It’s really easy if you follow the link provided. Make sure you click the buttons at the bottom of the screen allowing use of the camera and microphone. And if you don’t have a camera you can still join in on the meeting by voice. It can be done on a computer, tablet, or phone. It might feel intimidating at first. And it can be easy to get frustrated if things don’t work out perfectly right away. But if you stay patient and keep at it you can do it! It really is worth it. It is amazing to feel the calm and release of anxiety that comes with being able to actually see the friendly faces of our church family. And they need to see yours too.
I was on my phone and it worked well. I fumbled a bit at first because the options at the bottom of the screen appear & disappear. I had to be quick to click on what I wanted. It helps that the host can guide us.
Echoing Norm, it is fun! We had a great discussion with fellowship and laughter. We affirmed that we are not alone, that God is with us, but also we are with each other. It is an opportunity to share prayer requests and fears, delve into scripture, not to mention seeing your peeps on the screen. Zoom Bible Study is chicken soup for the soul. Join us! You can choose to be on camera or just audio. “You are not alone, I am with you.”
If you have issues with audio, check to make sure your microphone and speakers aren’t on mute.