Worship Info for 8/30/2020

Worship Info for 8/30/2020
Plus Our Online Groups, Meetings, and More

Greetings friends!!
We’re looking forward to another inspirational worship service this week as we conclude our series on HOPE: Living in Confident Expectation.

Our HOPE groups are starting to form! We have several individuals who have expressed a desire to be part of a HOPE group to send cards, make phone calls, or do other things that will bring hope to our church members and the community. Last Sunday we sent out our SoL Directory. How many of you have used your directory to call folks from the church?? We hope you are reaching out to each other and brightening each others’ days! If you are interested in joining one of our other HOPE groups, please contact the office at .

There is also still time to join our “Grateful” study group. We expect this group will begin the week of September 3. We are still deciding on a day and time for the group to meet, but if you’re interested in joining, please contact the office at . You don’t have to buy Diana Butler Bass’ book Grateful in order to attend and videos can be viewed on your own schedule.

One last thing (and we’ve saved the most important for last): One of our members and friends is in need of help providing a dinner meal for herself and her children following her surgery next week. She still has spaces available for 9/4 and 9/5. If you can help out, call Jeanne at 602-312-1618.

We will begin our live stream at about 9:15 and will share more tips about the new platform we are using at that time. We’ve gotten good feedback on the new platform, but if you are having trouble accessing it or need other technical help, send an email to  and David T. will try to give you a hand.

The prelude will begin at 9:30 AM. Here’s what you need to know to access worship tomorrow morning:

  1. Go to our websitesongoflifeumc.org and click on the pink Worship Info button. You will be directed to a new page where you’ll find a purple Click Here for Online Worship button.
  2. When you see the “Play” Button in the middle of the screen (it may or may not be red), click on it to begin viewing the live stream. If it looks like you might be out of sync, look for the “Live” link near the bottom of the screen.
  3. From this page you’ll be able to access your Digital Bulletin, Register your Attendance, Access the Online Calendar, and go to our Online Giving page. There’s also a separate Prayer Request button you can use to share a prayer request with us, AND there’s online chat!! Tomorrow morning we’ll share a few more of the features before we begin worship, so tune in early!!

Here’s Your Digital Bulletin for Sunday morning! 

Children’s Church and Area 412
I also want to remind our families with young children…we will have Children’s Church via Zoom right after worship. The Zoom log-in information is below. Here is the handout for this week’s lesson: HOPE for Kids, Week 5 (Grown-ups: here’s a Family Connection Guide for families with children as well: HOPE for Kids Family Connection Guide Week 5

We will open up the Zoom meeting at 10:30 am (or as close to that as we can). Ms. Erika will lead the lesson based on the handouts linked above.

For our SoL Kids & Teens attending Area 412, here are your handouts as well: HOPE for Students, Week 5. Here’s the Family Connection Guide this week. Log-in information is included in the attachment.

Meet & Greet
Do you miss seeing some of your church family members??
 Why not join us for our Meet & Greet at 8:30 am on Sunday morning?? This Zoom meeting is open to all. Here’s the log-in info:

SoL Meet & Greet via Zoom
We highly encourage you to join us for this Meet & Greet time before worship tomorrow morning!! The folks who have been attending have asked about some of you they would like to see but haven’t. What’s more, the Toppings also join in, so you can get a behind-the-scenes look at us as we finish preparations for worship! We’ll log in at 8:15, but the Meet and Greet won’t begin until 8:30 AM. Please note: All of our Zoom meetings now require Passcodes, which are indicated with each meeting.

Please Register Your Attendance!
With this new online platform, registering your attendance is more important than ever before. So even if you don’t want us to know you are worshiping with us, please register anyway!! We need it so we can get an accurate count.

Registering your attendance is even easier than before!! 
1. When you enter the new online worship platform you’ll see some links in the upper right hand corner. Click on the one called “Connection Card” and it will automatically bring up our Attendance Registration form. You can still use this form to share prayer requests with us as well.
2. If you have our SoL Church Center App on your phone, tap on the “Check In” at the bottom of the home screen and follow the prompts. (The App can be downloaded to your phone by going to the App Store or Google Play.) You can check-in yourself and your family members just like we’ve been doing for the last 9 months in person at SoL. The difference is…NO BARCODE TO SCAN!! Please remember: this option does not allow you to include any prayer requests.

Also, please remember, if you view the worship service after the fact (like on Sunday afternoon or during the week), please register your attendance by clicking on the “Connection Card” link.

Giving is easy with our new worship platform! To access our online giving page, simply click on “Give” in the upper right corner of the window.

Our financial gifts are an important way we demonstrate our gratitude to God for the many gifts God has given to us. At SoL, we receive financial gifts by cash, check, or by electronic means. We strongly encourage you to use our e-giving processes (accessible through the worship platform, our website, Church Center app, or by Text2Give), but we also recognize some prefer giving the old fashioned way! For more information on our e-giving processes, please go to our website at songoflifeumc.org/give. To give a cash or check donation during this time when we are not meeting for worship in person, you may mail or bring your financial gifts to the church at 20164 S. Sossaman Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Our office is only open upon request, so if we’re not there, please your gift in the secure mailbox next to the benches on the northeast side of the office building.

Koinonia/Bible Buddies Study Group
This combined study group meets at about 11 AM via Zoom. If you would like further information, please feel free to contact either Joe Hauer at  or Dean Wolfahrt at . Please remember, this is an open group and all adults are invited to attend.

See you Sunday morning!!
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Jody