What to Expect During a Zoom Service
If you sign in with a computer, you will begin to see the faces of people who are sharing their video. Please keep your voice muted with the “mute” button. (Later in the service, you will be invited to un-mute and talk to others.) You do not have to share your video if you don’t want to or can’t.
The service begins with readings, music and a chalice lighting. If you have a candle or chalice at home, have it ready so you can light a flame, too. Music may be recordings of UU choirs or singers. Sometimes, you will have the words so you can sing along. Elizabeth, or another speaker, will talk directly to you, affirming the things we hold most dear and offering the encouragement we need.
At some time during the service, expect a “break-out” session, which will put you in an electronic “room” with a group of about 10 people. A member of our Pastoral Care Team will lead the group in a brief check-in, allowing everyone to speak for a minute or two, sharing their joys and concerns.
There will also be a time for children to break out into their own room to speak with our DRE, Ginger Yoder.
The service ends when we extinguish our chalices together.