Virtual Church

When we have to meet online instead of in person, this is where you can find the right links.

As much as we would rather meet in person, sometimes we have to meet online instead. This page will be updated with links for various groups hosting online meetings as needed.

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Virtual Meetings

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Pastoral Office Hours

Fr. Win Lewis and Fr. Jess Stribling will hold virtual office hours.

  • Anyone can drop in and out as they like
  • Will not be private conversations/just a check in
  • Can still make private appts with Win

Win: Every Wednesday and Friday, noon-1pm,.

Jess: Every Monday and Thursday, noon – 1pm.

See you there.

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Children's Chapel: Sunday, 9:15am, 10am

We have a 2nd – 5th Grade Children’s Chapel online at 9:15am and a Pre-K – 1st Grade Children’s Chapel online at 10am.

2nd – 5th Grade: Join us on Zoom this Sunday at 9:15am here.

Pre-K – 1st Grade: Join us on Zoom this Sunday at 10am here.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARENTS: Please be aware that Zoom is a video conferencing platform. If you would prefer NOT to have your video on, you can disable it when joining the room and only join by audio. While it will be fun for the kids to see each other and interact, we certainly respect your decision and would encourage you to be on the Zoom call with them. If you have any questions or concerns about the Zoom meetings, please contact Jacqueline Beardsley.

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Sunday Forum: Sunday, 10:45am

Behold I Make All Things New: Spirit and Change
Speaker: Rabbi Dr. Michael Panitz

The Bible speaks a lot about newness and change. “If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). You cannot put new wine in old wineskins.

Social media, climate change and now a pandemic are creating changes all around us. Our concept of church or synagogue as a place where people gather physically is shifting to both a physical and virtual reality affecting all facets religious life and community. As one New Testament Scholar wrote: “Resurrection is not resuscitation.” What is old dies and something new emerges. This journey involves all the Kubler-Ross stages of grief that accompany a death: anger, denial, bargaining, depression and ultimately acceptance.

Join Rabbi Michael Panitz of Temple Israel virtually this Sunday as he reflects theologically on one aspect of this period of change: climate change, which is increasingly impacting our lives. Rabbi Panitz puts on Biblical lenses to respond to the sobering scientific information on the changing climate which Professor Plag brought to us in his recent Sunday Forum lectures.

Join the Sunday Forum Zoom meeting this Sunday at 10:45am here.

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Coffee Hour: Sunday, 11:30am

Join us for coffee hour this Sunday! Join the Zoom group this Sunday at 11:30am here.
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Centering Prayer with Mother Sue: Sunday, 4pm

Sunday at 4pm, Sue will be leading a Zoom-based Centering Prayer group backed by an intrepid team. She will be reading from Cynthia Bourgeault’s wonderful book, Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening. You may order it if you like, but since this is not a book study group, we will not be discussing it per se but rather responding to the reading that day from the contemplative space within us made a little easier to reach by the Centering Prayer that we’ll do first.

We will begin with introduction and instruction time as needed. And after our response time following the reading we’ll have plenty of time for questions and comments. The session should last about an hour.

Join the Centering Prayer Zoom group here Sunday at 4pm.

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Men's Bible Study: Tuesday, 7am

The tuesday morning Men’s Bible study will meet virtually as well. Join the Zoom group Tuesday at 7am here.
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Pub Theology Club

Pub Theology Club is for 21-40 year olds. We usually meet for drinks and food, but we’ll be meeting via Zoom for the time being. So you’re responsible for your own drinks and food. 🙂

Our next Zoom hangout will be on June 4 at 7pm. Join the Pub Theology Club Zoom group here.

Zoom Guidelines & Tips

Since we have been fortunate enough to continue virtually connecting as a parish family through Zoom, we wanted to provide some helpful guidelines & tips. In the video below Will Lee and Emily Stuart answer some common questions about how we use Zoom for our parish.

  • You do not need to have a Zoom account to participate
  • You can access the link either through your smartphone or your computer
  • If you use your smartphone, you should download the Zoom app beforehand
  • You can enable both audio and video, or just audio if you prefer not to be seen
  • You can also call the phone number below (One tap mobile) if you have problems accessing the link
  • Use the mute feature when you are not talking—this will make the call better for everyone
  • If you have trouble connecting (some people can connect their video but not their audio), leave the meeting and try again

COVID-19 Resources

We have created a special page with resources for you during this pandemic. Please visit the page and make use of those resources. As always, contact us with any questions.

Children's Chapel (Pre-K - 1st Grade) Zoom Info

https://zoom.us/j/98523881475?pwd=eExRM2c3M2tlS3FFRVFCSTZFQ2x5dz09

Meeting ID: 985 2388 1475
Password: 057257

Children's Chapel (2nd - 5th Grade) Zoom Info

https://zoom.us/j/95921197122?pwd=RkdDWENCTVBYNlVzR0IxWno3NFphdz09

Meeting ID: 959 2119 7122
Password: 480410

Coffee Hour Zoom Info

https://zoom.us/j/97287507856?pwd=RCtYbHM5R29OZDJiaUF2cWJncUFYZz09

Meeting ID: 972 8750 7856
Password: 427612

Centering Prayer Zoom Info

https://zoom.us/j/97186438700?pwd=VjhtZDN2dFR6TnBBend2UDBCWENaUT09

Meeting ID: 971 8643 8700
Password: 203332
One tap mobile: +19292056099,,97186438700# US (New York)

Men's Bible Study Zoom Info

https://zoom.us/j/492965721?pwd=MDJFU1VHSUpLUVkwbUpSbTlLb09hdz09

Meeting ID: 492 965 721
Password: 743392
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,492965721# US (New York)