Friday, June 5, 2009

Update: Online Bible Study

I'm so excited to pass along the log-in details for next week's online Straight-Friendly Bible studies. We will meet at a site that allows everyone to participate via toll-free telephone and/or live chat. As one who's easily flummoxed by technology, I believe this site to be the simplest, most reliable one I checked into.

Two sessions are scheduled for everyone's convenience: Thursday, June 11, at 7.45 PM CDT and Saturday, June 13, at 10.45 AM CDT. The first 15 minutes will be "gathering time" for anyone who's interested in visiting and getting to know each other better. The study will begin on the hour and run 60-90 minutes, depending on the time needed.

Here's how you access the site:
  • Go to www.joingotomeeting.com.
  • Type or paste in the Meeting ID.
  • Thursday, June 11's ID is 514-376-426; Saturday, June 13's ID is 559-197-122.
  • Click "Yes" or "Always" (or "Trust" on a Mac) if prompted to accept the download.
  • Follow additional personal ID prompts and you're in!
To add the conference call audio (or simply join by telephone):
  • US participants dial 1-800-445-7784; international callers dial 1-630-424-2331.
  • The passcode for both is 981-5123#.
A downloadable study guide is available here. The topic is, "Why Pray When You Can Worry?," an examination of the believer's ability to live worry-free even though life is never care-free.

I hope as many as possible can join--and invite friends and family, too. If you're fairly (75%) sure you'll be participating, I'd be so grateful to know in advance. Comment here or email me at straight.friendly@yahoo.com. Breaking bread together is one of the most enlivening, rewarding things believers can do together. See you there!

Fine Print Department
Here are the system requirements for the site:

To attend a meeting on a PC, the following is required:

  • Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 2.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Windows® 2000, XP, 2003 Server or Vista
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
  • Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (recommended) (2 GB of RAM for Windows® Vista)
For Mac:

  • Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 2.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer
  • PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor (512 MB of RAM or better recommended)
  • Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

4 comments:

Cuboid Master said...

I will be there!!!

:-)

Tim said...

Can't wait to join you!

t

Missy said...

I will be there--trying not to drown in work right now! Between preparing for VBS and taking an online ecclesiology course from University of Dayton, my head is swimming. This may be a respite for me.

Tim said...

Missy--couldn't be happier to hear you'll be there. I just wouldn't be the same without you!

(And sort of glad you're head's swimming right now... Don't really know why, though. Heh-heh.)

Lots o' love,
Tim