What to Expect in Online Worship using ZOOM Meeting Software Service
- Enter your name when you log in, so that other people will know you are with us, even if you choose not to show your face.
- Dress as comfortably as you do when we gather together in the same space.
- It is nice to see your faces, if you are willing to turn on your camera.
- It is also nice if your face has some light on it. Try not to sit with your back to a window or to the only lamps in the room.
- If you have a candle and a way to light it, have it nearby, so that you can light yours -- and others can see your light -- when Kendra is lighting the chalice.
- If you have your own equivalent of an offering basket or cairn, place them so they are visible when your camera is on.
- Your own microphone should be muted until and unless there are times for you to speak and share with all.
- Do not try to connect from two devices in the same room. That will create very annoying noises. If your households wants to use two computers or tablets or phones, arrange yourselves in separate rooms with doors closed between them.
- If you are already connected before the service starts, you can also use the chat feature to send a private greeting to someone else who is already at the service. Once the service starts, use chat only for Joys and Sorrows, or to privately ask for technical help from one person who you know is on the Zoom Tech Team (and not Mary Doane!).