Meeting up - Virtually

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Here's what's available so far:

 

Sunday morning after the service at 11:30 am

Here at Orchardhill we all love to have a coffee after the service. Its a time to get together and chat about anything and everything. We can still do this except you have to make your own coffee!

So join us for a coffee or a tea after morning worship in the following Zoom Room NEW MEETING CODE:- 

Morning Coffee after Sunday morning worship Zoom in at 11:30 am here

https://zoom.us/j/93296859931?pwd=T1VTTEJCWEprQjZTcklpSDBvOE5XZz09

Meeting ID: 932 9685 9931
Password: 6383604


Morning chat at 11am (Closed for the summer)

Every morning we stop for a coffee and chat at 11am

We are taking a break for the summer. If you fancy a chat put a post on the Orchardhill what's app group and we can continue there.

 


 Kids Zone

Every Sunday morning. Parents, email Youthandfamily@orchardhill.org.uk  for more details.


 Contact Dave Thomson any time.

Problems with your computer? Chat and explore   

General Chat about problems that you may have with your computer and how to fix them.....maybe!

Dave offers us hands-on advice and hand-holding as we look at some of the problems that people face with their computers daily. 

This zoom meeting has finished for the session however if you have any computer problem you can contact him at:   web-master@orchardhill.org.uk 


Tuesday Evenings  in Autum   

 

We start our season on  6 Oct  with Garry Crosbie as he Looks back at Giffnock of yester year with a collection of interesting historic photos of  Giffnock

 

Then Our Art Evenings Resume on the 13th with a talk from George Webb on Kelvine Grove Gallery

Tuesdays in October November  7pm by Zoom

13 Oct – George Webb will us his professional experience to discuss the refurbishment of Kelvingrove Gallery

20 Oct – Maureen Park – 10 must see painting from the Kelvingrove Gallery

27 Oct  –No Meeting due to Congregatuional Board and Kirk Session

3 Nov  – Gordon, Fiona and Rachel Thomson – Illustrated Highlights of Sicily

10 Nov – Gareth Griffiths – Introduction to Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute – architecture, paintings and other items in the collection

 


Wednesday 7:00 pm

Quiet-Time  We unite in prayer and worship from our own homes midweek on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. 

 

 


 

Wednesday evenings

 

Bridges Meets every wednesday evening for more information about this and other youth activities in the church. Contct Lorna; Youthandfamily@Orchardhill.org.uk

 

 


Thursdays 7:00 pm

Transactional analysis as a tool for Christians

Please follow the link to get the meeting details and how you can join this group

Transactional-analysis-a-tool-for-christians     Thursdays at 7:30pm.

 

 

 


WHAT'S APP

 

Join the Orchardhill What'sApp group. It's hillarious...sometimes!  Just send your name and mobile number to

Garry  at orchardhill.org.uk

 

 


Joining in

It's not difficult to join one of these chats, and before long it will be second nature - and a reasonable alternative to getting together in this time of restricted meeting. If you'd like more information on how to join a Zoom group, instructions are available here. Recent updates to Zoom require a password which is generally available on this site or can be obtained by emailing the church office.


Government Advice on Staying Safe in a virtual video meeting

Any questions?

Just ask;  You can contact us directly if you're unsure of this - or if you wish to offer a chat of your own! 

Is Zoom safe?

Articles in the press in recent days suggest Zoom is a risky platform. We believe Zoom is appropriate for our use, provided we take these simple steps:

  • Download the Zoom software only from the company's outlets.
  • Do not divulge sensitive personal data (such as bank card PIN numbers or account passwords) - but when were you ever likely to do that in a conversation at church?
  • Speak as you would if the conversations were taking place in a busy local cafe, and people at other tables could hear what you say.
  • When setting up a meeting, use a password.
  • Enable Waiting Room, so the host must admit individuals.

We consider the position is as summarised by Dave Kennedy, a cyberwarfare expert: "Most of these exposures wouldn't even bubble up to a high or critical finding in any assessments a normal tester would conduct. Yet, it has world reaching implications to the masses that don't understand the technical details. It creates hysteria when it is not needed." (Quote from Newsweek article, cited below)

We also identify another risk. In a time of mass isolation we need to ensure that accessible, cheap and effective ways to keep in touch are available. Zoom does all of this well.

We therefore plan to continue using it and draw to your attention the key principles for remaining safe, above. We don't consider our activities as Christians in conversation will contain anything we would wish to hide; nor do we wish people particularly in these demanding days to 'give up meeting together'.

For more information on this developing issue:

Government Advice on Staying Safe in a virtual video meeting


https://www.newsweek.com/zoom-safe-privacy-risks-explained-video-calling-app-hacking-vulnerabilities-coronavirus-1495728
https://www.tomsguide.com/amp/news/zoom-security-privacy-woes

 

 


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