Zoom for MSUMC

Step 1. Set Up Zoom

Setting Up on a Mobile Device

  • You do not need a Zoom account (but please know that accounts are free). Do not buy a paid account. It is not necessary.
  • For a smart phone or tablet, search Zoom in the app store. “Zoom Cloud Meetings” will show up. Click download it’s free.

 

Setting Up on a Computer

  • You do not need a Zoom account (but please know that accounts are free). Do not buy a paid account. It is not necessary.
  • Go to https://zoom.us/download and download “Zoom Client for Meetings.”
  • For Mac users, find “Zoom.pkg” in your downloads and double-click it to install the application.

 

Step 2. Test on Saturday

  • We will have an opportunity before the first Sunday for you to “join a meeting” to see if your software is working correctly (meaning you can see and hear). *NOTE: Each event conducted on Zoom is called a “meeting”:
    • Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/3368295399 Meeting ID number: 3368295399
    • One Tap Mobile (Audio Conference Call for Smartphones)

+16465588656,,3368295399#

  • Dial In (Cell Phone or Landline) (1)646-558-8656
    • An automated voice will prompt you to put in the Meeting ID number, listed above. An automated voice will ask you to dial in the Meeting ID Number. Then you will be prompted to press pound. *NOTE: These are not toll-free numbers. Long distance charges or standard billing rates will apply.
  • After March 21, you can test Zoom by entering worship anytime between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. Worship begins at 10 a.m.

 

Step 3. Attend worship!

Zoom Orientation Before Worship

  • From 9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. there will be a Zoom orientation for all your questions and concerns.
  • Think about what space you want to worship in. Consider setting up a space that is comfortable and helps prepare you for worship. You might like to light candles, have your Bible so consider setting those up as well.
  • We encourage families to worship together on one device
  • You can do this wherever you are! At home, while you are traveling, at a family or friend’s house, etc!

 

Worship starts at 10:00 a.m.

  • Our Prelude will start at 9:50 a.m.
  • Worship will begin at 10:00 a.m.
  • You can join worship at any time. If you have trouble getting things started and join late, it is no problem at all.

 

Joining the Meeting

  • This is the link for Sunday morning: https://zoom.us/j/241184254. We will also send an email on Sunday morning with this link.
  • You can also “join a meeting” by opening the app or going to zoom.us, click “Join a Meeting” and entering the ID: 241184254
  • No computer or smartphone? No problem! Call the number below and follow the prompt: Dial: (1)646-558-8656. An automated voice will prompt you to put in the Meeting ID number, listed above. An automated voice will ask you to dial in the Meeting ID Number. Then you will be prompted to press pound. *NOTE: These are not toll-free numbers. Long distance charges or standard billing rates will

 

Tips During Worship

  • Once you join the worship, you will be muted, so you don’t need to worry about people hearing you.
  • We would love to see your face during worship as a reminder of the community to which we belong. But you can also turn your video off if you need to. This will not affect your ability to hear or see the worship service.
  • You will be invited to use the chat feature, so look for the chat button.
  • If you get a notice of “internet unstable,” that means YOUR internet is unstable. If you get that message while your video is on, turning your video off can sometimes help.

 

Troubleshooting

First, it is helpful to use the most updated version of Zoom. If you have the Zoom application on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, update it by clicking this link https://zoom.us/download.

-        What if my video goes out and I can’t see anything?

-        What if I can’t hear anything?

-        What if I get disconnected from the Meeting? Can I rejoin?

  • Absolutely! You can join or rejoin the Meeting at any time

-        Can I join the Meeting after the start time?

  • Yes! You can join a Meeting at any time, and this will not be a disruption.

-        I don’t have a computer. Can I call in with a cell phone or landline?

  • Anyone can call into a Meeting just like a conference call. Call the number specific to that Meeting. An automated voice will ask you to dial in the Meeting ID Number. Then you will be prompted to press pound. These are not toll-free numbers

Ambassadors

  • Need more help? You can contact the church office or Rev. Mary Dicken at . A staff member will connect you to a Zoom Ambassador who can help answer questions and walk you through the process of joining a meeting.