While the current Covid-19 state of emergency is in effect, we will be holding our Wednesday evening testimony meeting as a telephone conference call.
(If you are a Zoom user, it is also possible to join the meeting using the Zoom app.
If you would prefer to do that, please send an email here requesting access.)
This will be an informal meeting.
As usual, the meeting will begin at 7:30 PM Eastern Time (UTC-4).
For details of our meeting, click here.
Once you join the meeting you will be temporarily placed “on hold” for a short period of time.
Then you will be admitted into the meeting.
You will be placed on Mute as you enter the meeting so that others cannot hear room sounds from your location.
If you are using a speaker phone or have your cell phone in “Speaker” mode
please be sure that the volume is not set too high. That can cause feedback during the testimony period when you are unmuted.
During the testimony period, everyone will be unmuted so that we can hear you if you would like to share a testimony.
If you find that there is excessive noise at your location (sirens?, dog barking?) during the testimony period, please mute yourself until you would like to speak.
To mute yourself just press *6 on your telephone keypad.
If (after muting yourself) you decide to give a testimony, be sure to unmute yourself (also *6) before you speak.
In addition, if you are giving a testimony, please take your cell phone off “speaker mode” until you mute yourself again.
(Thank you for your cooperation.)
If you suddenly hear a dial tone during the meeting you will know that you have been disconnected.
If that happens, simply hang up and dial in again.
You will then be readmitted to the meeting.
If you hear unexpected silence during the meeting the source of the sound (the Reader? a testifier?) may have inadvertantly become muted. Rest assured we are working to resolve the problem.
Wait a few moments and the sound should be restored.
After the postlude everyone will be unmuted. Feel free to greet your fellow participants.
(If you need further assistance during the call send a text to 416-579-4668.)
Our technical staff begs your patience and tolerance in advance.
The technology is not 100% reliable and all of us (you too?) are still in learning mode.