The Follen Church building is closed as of March 17, although very limited staff use is allowed. You can read the latest details here in this message from the Safety Team (Sept. 3).
Sunday morning worship has moved online. We plan a multigenerational offering each week, which will include a chalice lighting, music, a pastoral message, joys and sorrows, and social time after. Please note: our staff are new to using Zoom in this way, and many of our Follenites will be using Zoom for the first time–let’s be kind and patient with each other as we all learn! In the case of technical difficulties, look for a post on the Follen Members and Friends facebook page. Thanks to all Follenites and all staff who are diving into new technologies and learning new ways of being!
Live-streaming: Ahead if time, you can register for our gathering with zoom, download the app to your computer and/or phone if you haven’t yet, and practice.
On Sunday morning after 10:15 am, join Follen’s Worship Zoom Room for a live worship experience online. This link (as well as the “Live Stream” button on the home page) takes you to the registration page, where you will enter your name and email. You will be emailed a unique link that you can click to join all future Follen worship services.
To skip this step each week, you can keep the unique registration link that is emailed to you (bookmark it, keep that email handy, subscribe in your google calendar). Then you can go straight to that link when you are ready to join the worship service. If you do not do this, you will simply do the registration step each time.
Submit Prayers of Joy and Sorrow Ahead of Time: Use this form to submit joys and sorrows by 8am on Sunday morning.
Donate to Follen via check, credit card, or text: Here.
Videos: Find archive of videos here: vimeo.com/follen.
SETTING UP A ZOOM MEETING
Do you need to set up a Zoom meeting? Whether it’s a one-time thing or a recurring meeting, we need to make sure that meetings are not conflicting and that they are set up properly.
Consult the calendar, and then please fill out this form, which goes to Linda Hein, Business Manager. If you have questions you can reach Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To promote your event, send the announcement and link to email@example.com by Wednesday at noon for the Thursday news.
Here is a document from Zoom called Running Engaging Online Events.
VIRTUAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The RE Action Team is re-imagining religious education for 2020-21.
Below is an archive of the many resources created at the start of the pandemic.
Monthly Family Resources May April March
Weekly Family Spirit Emails with many resources of prayers, meditations, activities, and more!
Director of Religious Education Beryl Aschenberg will post entries from time to time in her RE-Flections blog.
OTHER WAYS TO CONNECT
Don’t forget your online directory, Breeze!
Enjoy the many posts in our Facebook Group. We now have over 300 members in this closed group. Consider joining if you are a Follen Member or Friend!