We want to stay together while we are apart. This will be a bit experimental; we will make changes as we go. Details to access the videoconference (or sound only if you ring up on your landline) are below.
This coming Sunday (17th May) we are having our normal Sunday service at 10am – details below. Here is the order of service.
Morning tea and supper groups
Call into the videoconference (details below) at around 10.30am on Tuesday mornings or 7.30pm on Thursday nights.
Our church videoconference system is accessible via the internet or a normal phone call. Please check the current instructions, we have switched systems to Zoom.
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 follow the instructions. If it asks you for permission to do anything, click Allow or Yes.
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.
If you had installed Zoom in the past, and can get to a screen with a “Join Meeting” option, click that and type in our conference ID (530-182-5098). The password is 941394.
To connect with a phone call
Call 04 886 0026 (it’s a local number), enter the conference ID (530 182 5098) and press #. When it asks you for an ID, just press #. You’ll need the password too, which is 941394, then press # again. You’re in. Everyone can hear you, so press *6 to mute yourself and *6 to unmute yourself if you want people to hear you.