Port Wallis United Church Virtual Worship Services on Sunday
— Read this special notice for joining us for Advent services – https://portwallisunitedchurch.ca/port-wallis-news/important-notice-advent-services-2020
During the COVID-19 situation, our church building is closed. We will be offering a virtual Sunday service, via a online webinar. This will allow us to gather together to pray. It won’t be perfect, but it is an option. Please stay safe.
This service option started in March 2020, and as of June 28, 2020 it will continue for the forseable future.
HOW WILL THIS WORK
- We are using an Online Zoom Webinar room for this.
- Rev. Ivan Gregan will be leading the service on Sundays and will be on video so you can see and hear him.
- There will be one service only on Sundays at 10:00am.
- He will be using a modified bulletin – service that will include scripture readings, hymns, a lesson and prayers.
- The bulletin and words for the hymns will be shared on the screen so you can follow along. They will be posted earlier online so you can download them as well. Check the news page for these updates.
- Adam, our choir director will be playing and singing the hymns. You will be able to sing along at home.
- You can register for the webinar online once, and each week it will be the same link you would use to login.
- There is a limit to the webinar room for active participants but a higher limit for view only. This should be enough for our needs.
- Reminder emails will come to you 1 hour before each service so you have a reminder of the login link to access the service live.
- We will be recording the services and uploading them on our Facebook Page, and potentially on YouTube and our website for those not using Facebook.
HOW TO REGISTER:
- Visit the link to register below.
- Register your name and email (you can do this one with one email for each family if you plan to watch as a group in your home). Please use your name so we know who is signing up.
- Then you will get a confirmation with the link for you to use to login. This is unique to you, please do not share.
- You can login via computer, desktop, tablet or cell phone. (PLEASE NOTE: You will need internet access to login online via any of these devices. Data charges may apply depending on your internet / cell phone service).
- You can call in via PHONE too, BUT PLEASE NOTE: LONG DISTANCE CHARGES WILL APPLY. The call in numbers are NOT toll free.
- You will be prompted to download the Zoom app if you do not have this already. This will happen one time only on each device.
REGISTER HERE – https://portwallisunitedchurch.ca/register
Watch the previous virtual services online
A couple notes on this option for worship:
- We realize not everyone may have internet access, but we are trying what we can to bring us together for worship.
- You will need to enter an email to register, this is so you can get the reminder emails with your login for each week’s service. By doing so you give permission for Port Wallis United Church to communicate with you via email.
- At first it may be confusing for some and we will try to make it as smooth as possible, but bear with us as we try to make it all work.
- If you want to learn how you can continue to support Port Wallis with your offerings, please read this message.