Digital Services for Social Distancing
For the first time in UUCB history, our Sunday services have gone digital for the time being. Other events have also gone digital. Watch the website for links to be updated each week. In times like these, it is so important to stay safe, stay home, and also to stay connected. But virtual space is still real life – it’s new, and uncomfortable for many of us, but it will help move us through these challenging times. We encourage you to try these links ahead of time so you see what happens. If you have any technical issues, we have several folks who are willing to be tech support for members of the congregation to help you connect in these digital ways. Let us know!
In addition to digital Sunday services, there’s much, much more!
- Coffee hour after the Sunday service.
- Additional Virtual Offerings this week and ongoing.
- Wednesday, August 19, https://zoom.us/j/97240996702 starting at 5:30pm: Virtual Potluck (5:30PM) followed by Choir at 7.
- We continue to use our Facebook and Instagram pages:
- UUCB’s Main Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UUCBHAM/
- UUCB LGBTQ+ page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/690071671411192/
- UUCB’s Religious Education page (Nicole is uploading videos, curriculum, and crafts daily!):
- UUCB Youth: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1137527503099453/
- UUCB’s MidSomethings Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1814521498794919/
- UUHumanists Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/humanistUUB/
- UUCB CUUPS (UU Pagans) https://www.facebook.com/groups/CUUPSBirmingham/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uucbham/
- The staff are doing what they can to keep the church running during this hiatus. Please continue sending in your pledges so we can continue to pay the bills. Here are ways to donate: http://uucbham.org/connection/donate/
- Finally, Rev. Julie is more than happy to have one-on-one conversations during this time. Please schedule using calendly.com/revjulie, and she’ll send you a Zoom link for your appropriate time. She is here for you!
- If you’re missing choral music, UU composer Elizabeth Alexander has made her YouTube music videos available for worship streaming free of charge through June 15, 2020.
Instructions from Keith for using Slack:
If you aren’t familiar with it – Slack is a communication platform for teams and communities. It’s like a set of big chat rooms with real-time text conversations. Lots of people can belong to them and you can share files, links, etc. I’ve had very positive experiences with it in both work and personal settings. It has replaced a lot of email in my life.
It’s available on a wide variety of devices so you need to start with where you feel like using it.
1. Check your email for an invite link.
Follow that link to create a login password for our Slack space.
You may be connected straight to the browser version after this process.
2. Download an app / client
Slack runs just about anywhere and you aren’t limited to one. I use the Mac client and have it on my phone.
search for “Slack” in the app store
3. Connect the uucbham.slack.com workspace to your app / client
After you have a phone / desktop client downloaded – you’ll need to connect to the uucbham.slack.com workspace.
This may vary by device, but you should see an obvious prompt to do so if you are a first time user.
Use your email and the password you created earlier to connect the workspace.