We currently have all of our Sunday evening Worship & Study Labs online via Zoom.
What to expect when you log on to a Zoom service
Upon logging in, we invite you to add your personal pronouns to your username. This might look like she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/their, or she/they, etc. We would ask that if you use mixed pronouns, that you verbally, or via the chat window, let us know how we should use your pronouns.
We do want you to feel welcome, and because this shows up differently for each person, we would ask you to communicate your interaction preferences. Do you want to be acknowledged, or would you like to simply observe? Are you comfortable with introductions?
We do record our services, and we edit out personal interactions before and after the services. If you would prefer not to be recorded, please let us know. If you prefer to keep your video off, we will still ask you to at least show yourself in the beginning and end of the service (which will not be shared in the recording on our YouTube channel). This allows us to ensure that you are not a 'zoom-bomber,' and also allows us to visually check in with you to see that you are ok before leaving the service. This is part of our trauma informed protocol to protect all those in attendance, especially if a triggering topic comes up.
When we begin, we will share a general content announcement, and note any obvious trigger warnings, and explain that if anything difficult comes up for you during the service, that you are free to step away, chat with us in the chat room, or alert us that you need a side conversation. We will always stay online after our services if you have any aspect of the service that you need to further discuss for any reason.