Worship Info for 9/13/2020

Worship Info for 9/6/2020

Greetings friends!!
Tomorrow morning we will continue our series called “A Beautiful Day” based on the recently released movie called “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” If you haven’t had a chance to watch the movie, we encourage you to do so! If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can sign up for a free week of STARZ, during which you can watch the movie for FREE…just remember to unsubscribe from STARZ once you are done…

If you’re interested in joining our HOPE group, which will be sending cards to church members and possibly others in the community, it’s not too late to join! Send us an email at  and we’ll pass your information on to the person who is leading that group.

We also started our Grateful Study last Tuesday, but it’s not too late to join! If you’re interested in being a part of that group, send an email to  so we can send you the links to the videos. We will also have a link to the recording of our discussion last Tuesday on our YouTube channel very soon. Watch for more information…

We also wanted to report that about 30+ people joined us for our Community Conversation last Thursday. The recording of that presentation and discussion will also be uploaded to our YouTube soon, so watch for more info on that as well…

Speaking of YouTube…
As you probably know, our new online worship website uses YouTube instead of Facebook for our videos. The SoL “channel” on YouTube currently has 94 subscribers, and when we reach 100, we get the privilege of a changing our channel address from “UCYWFKxbwQIAZ_oOYBSLtLEQ” to “songoflifeumc”! So we need YOUR help to get there! Please click here to visit our YouTube channel right now and look for the red “SUBSCRIBE” button. When you subscribe, you’ll want to choose the option to receive “all notifications” (click on the “bell” icon). You’ll need to be “signed in” to YouTube to subscribe, so if you don’t already have a free Google account (not necessarily a Gmail account), reach out to David at  and he can help you create one.

Here’s what you need to know for Sunday:
We will begin our live stream at about 9:15 and will share another tip about online giving for those who are interested. Remember, if you have technical issues with our new worship platform, 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 website 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. We don’t have any handouts this week for the kids…but Ms. Erika has a great lesson planned!

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.

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