How to join our Wednesday service
by computer or phone
Dear members and friends of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Tucson,
Part of the joy and power of our Wednesday testimony meetings is that they may “give bread to the hungry and living water to the thirsty” (Annie Knott, “The Golden Rule,” Christian Science Sentinel, June 3, 1911). We hope you’ll join us for such spiritual food and drink this Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30PM via Zoom or phone. See below for information about how to join the meeting. (Note: The Zoom link and phone number are different for Wednesdays than for Sundays.)
Naturally, this meeting, like every testimony meeting, will follow the order of service in our Church Manual. For the testimony portion this week, it seems nearest right to read aloud healings through prayer to God that have already been published in our periodicals. With that in mind, we’d welcome you sending the link or date, name, page number, and periodical/book of testimonies of healing that would be appropriate for this occasion. It’s not a question of gathering the most remarkable healings, but of those which can speak humbly and convincingly of the Christ to the human heart, right in the midst of our current circumstances. The article by Annie Knott (linked to above) discusses what truly answers human need. The testimonies you send can cover a variety of topics and come from a variety of decades, but it would be helpful if many were from recent years.
We may not be able to share all of the testimonies you send in, but your spiritual preparation along with sending in published healings, will enable this meeting to afford “proof of its utility” (Science and Health, 583:14). And that quiet, healing proof is needed by our community and world now, more than ever.
Please send testimonies to our first reader, Diane Hanover, at DianeHanover@gmail.com and to board member John Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joining the testimony meeting by Zoom or phone
1. To join our 7:30pm Wednesday testimony meeting through Zoom (using a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android), please click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/408500515
Several prompts will appear. Follow any prompts that come up to join the meeting. You won’t need a password this time, but you may want the Meeting ID, which is as follows:
Meeting ID: 408 500 515
If you’re unfamiliar with Zoom, it might be helpful to open the link now, or soon, so you can figure out how to download the program and become familiar with it. It’s simple; but it might take a few minutes if the program is new to you.
If you have any questions or trouble with Zoom, please call Diane Hanover in the next few days at 520-248-3761. She can walk you through the set up, so you’ll be ready for our meeting on Wednesday. If you have problems on Wednesday, call or text Mark Andersson at 520-248-3736.
If you join the meeting by Zoom, you’ll be able to see and hear the reader! There’s an option allowing everyone in the meeting to see each other, but at present it seems wisest to turn off video cameras. Also, please keep your settings on “mute” so that no noises from homes interfere with the meeting. To mute or stop video you can move your cursor over the Zoom window, and at the bottom of the screen some icons and information will pop up. One is a microphone icon. If it has a slash through it, you’re already muted. If it doesn’t, click on the microphone icon and the slash will appear and you’ll be muted. The video icon (that allows you to be seen, if you have a computer with a video camera) is right next to the microphone icon. If you have any trouble on the day of the meeting, just call Mark (520-248-3736) and he’ll help you get into the meeting.
2. To join our 7:30pm Wednesday testimony meeting by phone, dial this number:
Phone: 669 900 6833
You’ll be asked for the Meeting ID, which is as follows:
Meeting ID: 408 500 515
(There shouldn’t be a need for a Meeting Password this time.)
Please keep your phones muted so that there is no unnecessary background noise.
NOTE: If you can, please join the service 10 or 15 minutes before 7:30PM in order to keep disruptions to a minimum. There will be a prelude and a postlude.
With gratitude and love,
THE EXECUTIVE BOARD