About Facebook livestreaming and Zoom

About our Facebook link: you do not need a Facebook account to access the livestreamed services on Facebook.When it’s time for a service simply click on the link (https://www.facebook.com/SaintAnnesATL/); it will take you to the Facebook page. If a dialogue box appears asking you to sign in look for the line that says “not now” and click on it, or if you have the choice, simply close the dialogue box. That will take you to our Facebook page. Then wait until you see a video box appear (it might be in a lower corner of the page) and then click on it. It will enlarge the video picture and you will see the service when it begins.

*About Zoom: Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that allows users to meet online, with or without video. You can join the meeting via the desktop client or use a mobile app on your phone, or tablet. For information visit the zoom website: getting started or how to join a meetingOr simply follow the instructions in the next paragraph.

To join any gathering you will click on the link for the gathering (provided by Rev. Tim when you email him using our Contact Form) and follow the prompts. You will need to download the Zoom software and register for a free account at https://zoom.us/. If it’s your first time joining one of the meetings, please try logging in about 10 minutes ahead of time to set up your system. Be sure to use both your first name and your last name and not the designation “iPad” or “iPhone” so you will be admitted. This is another security measure to protect our gatherings from inappropriate (and worse) posting. We look forward to our conversations!

We have implemented some procedures to ensure the safety of our Zoom gatherings. Other churches have had their gatherings disrupted when someone joined and then posted obscene images in the middle of the event. To avoid that disruption do these two things:
1)  Register with Rev. Tim using our Contact Form
2)  Make sure you have your full name, both first and last names – not just “ipad” or “iphone” – so the host can identify you and welcome you to the meeting.

We hope you will invite friends, neighbors, and others to join our gatherings! If you do, just have them register with Rev. Tim and let him know you invited them. Some have asked why we use a “waiting room.” This assures that the host is there when people are admitted and can check registrations. This will all become very easy as it becomes routine.