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Trinity UMC will be offering an online opportunity through Zoom video calling.  This will allow for us to call in to worship services, adult class sessions, and other events by video from our computers or tablets or smart phones.  For those who do not have access to a computer, tablet, or smart phone, there is also a phone-call option where you can simply call into the gathering from their cell-phone or landline and hear the audio portion of the service or event.

When you first use Zoom, you will be asked to download the Zoom software onto your computer. There also is an application for use on your tablet or smart phone. These can be found at this link: https://zoom.us/download . Zoom also ha video tutorials that can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697 . At the bottom of the page are tips to make the Zoom experience better for yourself and for others.


Upcoming Zoom Gatherings Click the different invitation links to access directions for joining each gathering.

Wednesday, March 25, 2pm, Poetry and Prayers: Throughout the weeks during times of caring distancing (social distancing) we will gather for a time of sharing.  Bring a favorite poem or prayer.  These will also give individuals another opportunity to familiarize themselves with Zoom. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/352319851 Should you have further questions or concerns please contact our pastor, the Rev. Brett Pinder, at pastor@toledotumc.org

Sunday, April 5, 9:30 am, Adult Class:
Our Adult Class will gather, virtually.
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/356102303
To call in, dial 1-253-215-8782 or 1-301-715-8592
and enter the Meeting ID is: 356 102 303



Sunday, April 5, 11:00 am, Worship Service:
Click the link below to join in the worship service on Sunday morning.
https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/276153806
To call in, dial 1-253-215-8782 or 1-301-715-8592
and enter the Meeting ID is: 276 153 806


Wednesday, April 8, 2:00 pm, Poetry and Prayers: Throughout the weeks during times of caring distancing (social distancing) we will gather for a time of sharing.  Bring a favorite poem or prayer.  These will also give individuals another opportunity to familiarize themselves with Zoom. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/352319851
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Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Worship Service–  The link to join the worship service 7:00 pm Thursday 4/9 (sign in as early as 6:40) is https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/224119553
To call in, dial 1-253-215-8782 or 1-301-715-8592
and enter the Meeting ID is: 224 119 553



Tips for a Good Zoom Gathering:

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  1. — Click the zoom link 5 minutes before the gathering begins, in order to familiarize yourself with the controls and iron our any kinks. This link is located under the Join Zoom Meeting heading in the invitation. The default setting for when you join the gathering is for your video to be on and your audio muted. You can change these settings once you’ve joined the meeting.
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  2. — If you have trouble with audio or video, you can always default to the conference call option.  
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  3. — Take care to mute yourself when you are not speaking.  This cuts down on feedback and background noise. The hosts have the power to mute and will use it from time to time when appropriate.  Also, be sure to unmute yourself when you speak.
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  4. — You will see a “chat” feature along the bottom of your screen.  Use the chat feature to ask questions. This cuts down on interruptions and helps the flow of the gathering. We will also be using the chat feature to collect prayers during worship.
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  5. — Take note of the multiple ways you can switch screen views.  You can choose between a “brady bunch” view of many people on your screen or a “presenter” view of the active speaker filling your screen. At times we will be sharing our computer screens with you for parts of worship. If your zoom window covers content you should be able to click and drag it out of the way.
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