Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, BRUU is holding all services virtually.
Two choices on how to view our services
- Watch the services streamed on BRUU Facebook page
- Attend the services via Zoom. Due to security concerns, the link for zoom services is shared in the weekly newsletter. Look for it in your weekly email! The link and number for our worship service will go live beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. If you’ve never used Zoom before, we encourage you to sign on well before 10 a.m.
Familiar with our zoom services? Skip down to see the descriptions of Upcoming Services
Worship Service via Zoom
Please note: Online worship is collaborative. The objective is having a time to connect with one another, not to produce a polished worship product devoid of mistakes. The link and number for our worship service will go live beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. If you’ve never used Zoom before, we encourage you to sign on well before 10 a.m.
Our usual order of service is the following:
- Chalice Lighting: We will light the chalice as part of worship and we encourage you to make your own chalice to light out of whatever you have handy. Grownups, this is a great craft to do with your kids.
- Featured Program: Varies week to week. You can see the subject in our List of Upcoming Services.
- Sharing our Sorrows and our Joys: In addition to readings and singing a few simple hymns, we will also be Sharing our Sorrows and our Joys. This will be a bit different on the on-line platform. Depending on how many people we have, we will either have you make use of the “Chat” feature at the bottom of the Zoom video screen and type what you want to share there – everyone will have the ability to see what you share unless you change who it goes to. OR we will use a feature that allows you to raise your virtual hand and I will individually un-mute people to share via audio. As always, please give us the headlines, not the whole story in great detail. Our Pastoral Care Team (PCT) will receive a copy of the chat and they or I can follow up with anyone needing us to do so. As always, you can e-mail me (email@example.com) or PCT (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know how we can help you.
- Offering: We are encouraging you to make a generous offering via this link:https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/bruu-sunday-plate-donationTerrie McClure, BRUU Treasurer, and Trish Freed, who processes accounts receivable including the Sunday offering, would prefer not to handle checks and cash. They are encouraging everyone to shift to electronic giving whether through the above Go Fund Me site or through your personal on-line banking options. Apparently, all/nearly all EFTs incur fees, so you might want to increase the amount of your donation by a few percentage points (3-5%) to cover those costs.
- Closing and Breakout for “Coffee Hour”
Using Zoom for the first time?
No Problem. It’s really easy. To get started, follow the instructions below.
- If you need assistance, Ellen Badgley will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Please call her at 703-585-0787 and she can talk you through it!
- Go to https://zoom.us and download what you need to access a Zoom Room (Go to “Download the Zoom Client” in the top right under “Resources”) It’s free!! OR Go to your smart phone or tablet’s App Store and download the Zoom app for iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Android.
I look forward to seeing all y’all on Zoom on Sunday!
Services are 10 – 11:00AM. Services can be quite different, so if you are visiting BRUU, please plan to attend several services.
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