Connecting as MMC through Zoom

As it looks like we’re in this for the long haul, we encourage you to stay connected with our MMC church family in safe and healthy ways. Many MMCers are phoning each other, using video messaging, or meeting up for 2m/6ft walks. Many are worshiping in our homes, joining the congregation in spirit, via our Sunday “virtual worship services” online.

We’d like to provide additional ways for us to connect as a church. To do this, we invite all MMCers who can do so to sign up for and download a video meeting app called Zoom. For PCs, you can download and install the Zoom client from Zoom.us. For iPhones or iPads you can find the ZOOM Cloud Meetings app on the App Store. Android phone users can find it on Google Play.

Another option, for computer users who don’t need the full app, is to click on one of the Zoom meeting links you can get from the church office or pastors. The first time you do this, it will take you to a website that will either automatically download the Zoom app or provide you a link to click to “download & run Zoom.” Then, if it asks, click to “Run” the program that downloads to install it.

If you’d like to join one of our online Zoom meetings but you’re having trouble setting it up, contact Pastor Michael by phone, text, or email. He will call you back and help you get it up and running—not right during a meeting, but hopefully in time for the next one!

This app is free to use for any length of time for two people video chatting. It is free for 40 minutes at a time for any group of 3 or more. Use it to connect with each other: have another household “over” for supper, or for after-supper tea, or for a games night!

Here are regular church events that will be available via Zoom:

  • Tuesdays, 11:30-12:00: Sharing & Prayer – Sharing joys and concerns together, and spending time in prayer.
  • Thursdays, 11:00-12:00: DIBS – Drop-In-Bible-Study: bring your texts and thoughts and questions, and we’ll talk.
  • Fridays, 11:30-12:00: Sharing & Prayer – Sharing joys and concerns together, and spending time in prayer.

Please check your email or contact the church office or one of the pastors if you’d like to get the meeting link for these (or the meeting ID and password).

Let’s stay connected, even as we’re keeping a healthy distance!

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