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ZOOM opportunities

Weekly Conversation for Ministry Leaders
Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

NOTE: This will be a weekly conversation, with a new topic each week. Please use this link to register. You can register once and then join any weekly meetings. You are welcome to share that link with anyone in your ministry who would like to be part of these ZOOMS. We are simply adding another level of authenticating attendees since this link will be shared on our website and social media.
Wednesday March 25, 3:30 p.m.: Finances and Generosity
For rostered ministers, council leaders, and finance administrators. Join our 3E Lilly Grant staff, along with the consultants leading Stewardship for All Seasons for conversation around finances and encouraging generosity during this time of gathering in person for worship.
Wednesday, April 1, 3:30 p.m.:
Self-care, Trauma Response, and What is Sustainable
For all church leadership. Join us for a conversation around self-care, how we sustain and manage ourselves as leaders through trauma, and what patterns are sustainable as this time of physical distancing looks to be prolonged.

Weekly Conversation for Faith Formation Leaders
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Join Pastor Leslie and other faith formation leaders for a weekly check-in and resource share.
Meeting ID: 136 905 151
Phone: 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID:136 905 151

Weekly "Spirit Soak" for Ministry Leaders
Fridays at 12:00 p.m.

Led by Pastor and Spiritual Director, DanaLee Simon
These days are challenging for so many of us. As Church leaders, we are exploring unchartered waters as we figure out how to use new platforms for worship and faith formation, and strive to continue leading and responding to those in our congregations, ministry sites, and wider communities. During all this upheaval, in both our work and personal lives, it is so important to find ways to ground ourselves in the One in whom “we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28). To that end, these 20 minute Spirit Soaks will be designed as a time for you to be poured into by being led through different spiritual practices, prayer, and meditations. No preparation is required. Simply find a quiet place wherever you and are. And then, show up. Bring your open heart, and a desire and willingness to allow the Spirit to fill you up. You are invited to join in, in silence, with your audio muted. These sessions will be recorded and posted on the RMS website for those who cannot make the zoom session in real time, and also for those who may want to revisit the session in personal quiet time throughout the week.
Meeting ID: 182 348 837
Phone: 1-669-900-6833

Past ZOOM Recordings

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Tips for keeping your digital space safe(r)

With the sudden increase in ZOOM calls to keep folks connected, trolls are "ZOOMbombing"- joining video calls and sharing their screen which contains inappropriate materials. Read the article here
Here are a few quick tips:
1) Be sure to set your Zoom or other account so only the host can share the screen and not participants. This will prevent anyone popping in and sharing inappropriate images. This is the most important one to check on!
2) In our RMS accounts, we checked the setting that allows the host to remove people. This might be helpful for links you post publicly. Even if folks can't share their screen, they can post in the chat or use their live camera.So if any inappropriate behavior happens, you can remove them.
3) If you do worship via Zoom, it might be helpful to have someone else monitoring the chat and who is in the room so you aren't needing to worry about it (you can make folks co-hosts so they have similar controls).
4) You can require a meeting password or require folks to register to get the link (these are all options in the meeting settings). If you require folks to register, you can see the name/email addresses of those that signed up- this might be a good option for any digital spaces for your youth, so you know only folks you know are joining.