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Stone Mountain, GA, 30087 
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Zoom Info

For the duration of this social distancing period, we are unable to meet in person but we are able to meet in spirit, or digitally. We will be using a digital meeting service called Zoom to help us stay connected. Please bear with us as we boldly travel a new path and excuse the bumps along the way!

 

Zoom is a video and/or audio conference platform.

Devices: it works on Windows and Mac computers and Android and Apple phones/tablets

For Participants:

  1. Open the email you received from the church.

  2. If you will be joining the meeting through a phone or iPad, please download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app in the app store. 

  3. Click on the link labeled “Join Zoom Meeting.” The link should start with https://zoom.us/....

  4. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID given to you by your leader. Copy/paste works great.

    1. If on a computer, a pop up should say “Allow access for zoom.us” – click allow (or yes). 

    2. If on a computer, select join using the Computer Audio. 

    3. If on an iPad or Phone, the meeting should open in the Zoom app. 

    4. If on an iPad or Phone, allow access for the camera and microphone for full access to your meeting. 

  5. Congrats! You are now logged into the meeting! Make sure your sound and video are turned on. You can set your microphone to “mute” that will mute your ability to be heard, but you will still be able to hear the leader and those not on mute. 

 

Click here to watch a one minute tutorial video on how to join a Zoom Meeting.

 

Best Practices

  1. Mute yourself until you speak. It cuts down on noise distractions

  2. Use headphones, earpods, or other personal hearing devices if possible, if it's just one person. It will reduce noise distractions.

  3. You may join without a camera or turn off the camera from inside Zoom.

Being Camera-Ready

Tips to present a good video from your home computer or device.

  1. Attire: typically any shirt is fine, just be aware that people are seeing what you're wearing.

  2. Have the camera about head-level or a little lower. Having the camera too low or pointed above your head won't work.

  3. Lighting is important! Light in front, no light behind.

    1. No bright lights behind you. Daytime window light, lamps, and ceiling lights will cause you to be too dark to see. You will be a silhouette.

    2. A lamp or light illuminating your face is great, however.

  4. Background: less busy is good. Moving things can be a distraction.