We want to stay together while we are apart. This will be a bit experimental; we will make changes as we go.
Call into the videoconference (details below) at around 7.30pm on Thursday nights, starting 26th March.
Our church videoconference system is accessible via the internet or a normal phone call.
My (Donald’s) experience with videoconference systems is that if you’re new to using one, it may well go wrong. This isn’t your fault, don’t feel bad about it, just keep calm, carry on, and call into the local number in the to connect with a phone call instructions below. If you want to try out the videoconference in advance of an event, you can (it’s always open), and if you get stuck you can give Donald a call.
To connect with your PC, tablet or smartphone
Click this link and enter the room number (042420060), your name and the PIN (817109) and click Join Conference. If it asks you for permission to do anything, click Allow or Yes. Once you’re in, if you click the little movie camera icon at the bottom of the screen, we’ll be able to see you.
If you have the option of using a Firefox or Chrome web browser, do that.
If you have headphones or a headset please use them, they will help reduce echo and feedback when many people are on the conference together.
Note if you have a limited number of gigabytes, this will use under a gigabyte per hour. Also note that if you have a Spark, Vodafone or 2degrees broadband connection at home, they are giving everyone unlimited gigabytes during our nationwide lockdown. This doesn’t apply if you’ve only got a cellphone, sorry. If you’re worried about your gigabytes, call the phone number instead.
To connect with a phone call
Call 04 242 0060 (It’s a local number), enter the PIN (817109) and press #. You’re in. Everyone can hear you, so press * to mute yourself and * to unmute yourself if you want people to hear you. If we play video clips or background music, you won’t hear them – this is a technology limitation, sorry. For our Sunday Services I will include links to music and videos we use, so you can still watch/listen to them if you have a computer, smartphone or tablet.