may participate in worship either in the sanctuary or from their
computers at home. They aren't just passive viewers. They can be
readers or participate in other ways.
|Hymns & Music
For Strength & Hope
Links to YouTube music videos that will bring you the healing power of music.
For Choir Hours & Worship Services
Links to videos played during past Zoom Choir Hours and Sunday services.
Some with on-purpose mistakes, some that were created to be funny, and some that are simply amazing.
To Put a Smile on Your Face
Funny &/or heartwarming photos.
The Choir Hour (7 pm Wednesdays) is a 1st United Methodist Church event that I host. We're using free Zoom videoconferencing software, so that we can get together without leaving our homes and exposing ourselves to COVID. I play YouTube videos of first-rate choir performances, and the videos accompanying many of these are of spectacular scenery. Between the scenery and the music, you're guaranteed to come away feeling buoyed up. 99% of what I play are pieces that are upbeat and inspiring. Pieces with a rock and roll beat are readily available elsewhere, so they are rarely played during Choir Hours.
To "attend," click this link at 7 pm on Wednesdays: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81440285096?pwd=Y1JYRjBSMFA0V2MrMjU5Z1ByTTA0Zz09 . You don't need to install any software first. Once you click the link, just follow the on-screen directions.
You'll find us to be a friendly bunch. In addition to being buoyed up by scenery and music, you'll have a big chunk taken out of any loneliness you might be feeling. No one will try to jam religion down your throat.
Our church has what's being called a hybrid worship service. Basically, our services consist of some people being present in the sanctuary, and some through free Zoom videoconferencing software.
Zoom attendees see live video of the service, as well as live thumbnail videos of those on Zoom. Projected on a wall in the sanctuary are the same video and thumbnail videos that are seen by those at home on Zoom. And, of course, audio is sent to Zoom attendees.
For hymns, we mostly show videos of choir performances. These videos contain lyrics so that you can sing along, whether you're at home or in the sanctuary. Also, some of the hymns are led by a real human and accompanied by a real piano. If you're at home, there are lyrics displayed on your screen so that you can sing along.
This Sunday at 11:00, click this link to be part of an inspiring worship service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87227733566?pwd=S1kwa3g5SkN0czVrR1JNRGRJd09vdz09
You don't need to install any software first. Once you click the link, just follow the on-screen directions.
The Methodist motto "Open hearts, open minds, open doors," is a good description of what is practiced at our church in Grants. We're a friendly, tolerant bunch. No one will twist your arm to force our brand of Christianity upon you.