Maranatha Zoom Teleconference Class Sessions

To All Maranatha Class Members:

Like most of you, we miss seeing our fellow class members. A group of us has been experimenting with the Zoom teleconferencing system and feel this is a viable way for many of us to meet while the church is not open for Sunday School. Our plan is to have an online “check-in” with fellow class members weekly in advance of the church broadcast at 11:00 am. Our first check-in will be held Sunday, April 5 at 10:15 am and will last 30 minutes. We’ll be sending out an invitation with more specifics as we get closer to that date.

So, how do you get connected? At present, a smartphone, tablet or computer is required. The larger the screen, the easier it will be for you to see and recognize your classmates. We’ll send out a weekly invitation with an agenda and instructions on how to connect each week.

If you are already familiar with Zoom, you pretty much already know what you need to know. If you have questions about how we are using this tool for the check-in, please contact one of the mentors listed below, Ed Payton or Roger Rowe.

If you’ve never used Zoom, please do not wait until April 5 to start – we will be unable to help you during the check-in. Instead, attend one or more of the Practice Sessions listed below. You should try to join a 5 – 10 minutes before the Practice Session starts by clicking on the provided link below the name of each Host – if you’ve never used Zoom before, you may be asked to download an app. You’ll be placed into a “waiting room” until the session actually starts. Feel free to contact your session Host in advance of your practice session if you have specific questions. Ed Payton and Roger Rowe are also available to answer questions prior to April 5. God bless you and your families. Keep safe. Thank you.

Michael Dishman

Practice Sessions

Note: We’ve listed below the area of primary expertise of the session host, for example, Rick Evans is more familiar with Macs and Jim Embrey is more familiar with Windows. However, you can connect to any meeting with your preferred device. For example, a Mac/iPhone/iPad user can connect to Jim’s meeting and a Windows/Android user can connect to Rick’s meeting.

Monday, March 30, 5:30pm (Windows Users)

Host: Jim Embrey


Tuesday, March 31, 5:30pm (Mac Users)

Host: Rick Evans


Wednesday, April 1, 7:00pm (Mac Users)

Host: Pam Low


Thursday, April 2, 4:00pm (Windows Users)

Host: Ed Payton


Friday, April 3, 5:30pm (Windows Users

Host: Dan Blevins


Additional Mentors: Sharon Earley, Ray Earley, Jim Embrey, Carol Maus, Barbara Meehan, Stuart Solomon, Richard Wansley

Published in: on March 29, 2020 at 2:01 pm  Comments Off on Maranatha Zoom Teleconference Class Sessions  
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