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HYBRID Worship Service Sundays 10:30 AM
There was great excitement returning to in-person worship services. We want to make this a truly inclusive hybrid service that allows for those who wish to worship online via zoom to be fully present with those who wish to worship in-person (and vice-versa).
The ZOOM link that we have been using every Sunday will remain, so please join us on ZOOM if that is what works best for you. For those of you who will be attending in-person, there will be a few things that seem different.
Due to the rising number of COVID infections in our community, we are asking those who attend worship in person to please remember your masks. KN95 masks are the best protection. If you forget a mask, we will have masks available at the front door for you to use. Even though the State has lifted the indoor face mask requirement, we believe that now is a time to be extra cautious.
Inside the Sanctuary
· Families can sit together
· All others we will space 3-6 feet apart
· Singing allowed – but please with your mask on
Please join us on zoom:
Join us with zoom on your computer or mobile device by clicking on this link:
You can log in any time after 10 am on Sundays. You will be placed in a 'waiting room' and admitted by the host, as soon as we are ready to talk story before the service.
Please make sure you join us by 10:30 so you don't miss the announcements. After the service we offer breakout rooms to talk story in smaller groups of 3 to 7 people for about 10 to 60 minutes. Lately the break out rooms will often be open for as long as you want to socialize online with each other.
When we are pau - its pau.
If you are familiar with zoom please join us on Sundays and you may stop reading here.
We are using zoom for this hybrid part of the virtual worship service. If your computer, tablet of cell phone has a camera, you can join with video. Or you call in from a landline or a cell phone and just listen (see bottom). Detailed instructions for both options are in this PDF file. (Please note that this text is over two years old and has not been updated since, although most of the basics still apply.)
Most people are familiar with zoom by now in 2022, but we included useful tips here:
If the words ‘zoom meeting’ sound scary to you, or want a zoom refresher, please first watch: Joining a Zoom Call for the First Time; Fun and Easy Online Connection on YouTube. She takes a few minutes to get to the heart of the matter, but she explains all the steps on a PC brilliantly by now with over 1.8 million views. She also explains how to mute the mic or turn off the camera in your device.
You may also call into the service by phone:
Call: 1 (669)900 9128 and enter 828 0792 9238# when it asks for the meeting ID (not passcode). Then enter the participant passcode# (see below). Listen and enjoy.
You may need a passcode as well to join the service, due to added security measures by zoom. The passcode is in the Kelly's eblast and in the detailed instructions listed in the PDF. (Sorry, but we don't want to put it here on the web for everybody to see).
Additional zoom call in numbers, (due to the very high zoom demand some numbers might be busy, so here are alternatives):
+1 (669) 900 9128 or: +1 (346) 248 7799 or: +1 (301) 715 8592 or: +1 (312) 626 6799 or: +1 (646) 558 8656
Please look at zoom made easy on the Kokau Mau website
Some tips that might come in handy:
Please make sure you mute you mic if you are having a private conversation
If you want to join a zoom meeting on a mobile device, you must download the zoom app: 'Zoom cloud meetings' from the app store (iPad/iPhone) or your google play store, as a zoom pre-requisite. Please watch the video on zoom made easy and install the app first, so you can join a service with zoom on your tablet or mobile phone.
Logging in on a mobile device that never logged in to zoom: the device will ask you to download the app you need to join the meeting. Please follow the instructions and do download the app.
If you access zoom with a tablet or mobile phone it looks slightly different, depending on the system you use. We recommend you try zoom before hand, to make sure it works with the 'Zoom cloud meetings app' needed.
If two people use the same WiFi network at the same time, with e.g. a computers and/or a tablet next to each other, we get a painful feedback noise everybody hears. Please make sure you sit in different rooms.
Zoom's Virtual backgrounds are all the rage. But they only work well if you have at least an i5, i7 or M1 processor (a fast computer) or it may make you look very silly.
Want to learn more about zoom basics, please visit this website zoom made easy