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What’s All the Buzz about Zoom?

If you haven’t joined us at one of our online gatherings, such as Sunday Circle or Sunday Salon, or stop by our virtual Coffee Hour, or taken a class like Rev. Marlin’s Re-Constructing Your Own Theology, you may be wondering about all of this talk about “Zoom” in the news lately.  

Zoom is a brand of videoconferencing software, and All Souls has chosen this product as one of our methods of “coming together” during this time we are all forced to be physically apart.

I would like to invite each of you to join us at one of our many virtual get-togethers using Zoom. All it takes is a computer with a webcam (most new laptops have them built-in), a smartphone, or tablet.

If you don’t have any of these devices, you can still phone in and participate via audio, but you won’t be able to see anyone, and they won’t be able to see you. Don’t worry, you won’t be alone. We have several members who prefer to join us via telephone.

The latest information on meetings and classes can be found at http://allsoulschurch.org/calendar/, or on our programs page. For Zoom meetings, you will see a link to the meeting.

If you would like to join a meeting, and you have not already installed Zoom, you will be prompted to install it the first time you click on a Zoom meeting link, so please click the link a few minutes before the meeting is schedule to start so the software has time to install.  If you prefer, go ahead and visit https://zoom.us/download and click the Download button under Zoom Client for Meetings, then launch the install file from your Downloads folder and follow the prompts. 

If you have any problems, please email HelpDesk@allsoulschurch.org and I will contact you to help you resolve any issues. We would love to see you!

Husband to Shannon, father to Circe.  A lifelong Tulsan, John currently serves as All Souls’ I.T. Support and part-time chef. We miss the smell of fresh baked bread as we walked into the church for in-person services. John will help you with any IT needs you may have as you stay connected with your All Souls family in this era of COVID.

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