Zoom Ultreya

Zoom can be used to conduct an online Ultreya during the covid restrictions.  There may be other platforms that are available, but Zoom is familiar to more people.  Zoom has many free tutorials.  It would be helpful to look at least some of the tutorials before planning an Ultreya.

Zoom limits free accounts to only 40 minutes and cuts the transmission off after the time has expired.  It is helpful if someone has a paid account.  Some churches have a Zoom account already that you might be able to use.  Someone at your church might have a paid Zoom account through their family or business.

Security is a big issue.  The Zoom meeting can be hacked unless you take precautions.  You can have everyone pre-register so that you know the people who will be logging in to your meeting.  Zoom also has tutorials through support.zoom.us.  They give you tips about getting started on whatever platform you are using (Windows or Mac).  The also have directions for mobile devices. 

Zoom breakout rooms can be created for doing small groups during the Ultreya.  Zoom has information about creating and managing breakout rooms on https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206476313-Managing-Breakout-Rooms.

Screen sharing can be used for the beginning prayer “Come Holy Spirit…” and for Compline.  Screen sharing is found at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/sections/201740106-Screen-Sharing

Music can be done through Zoom.  Holy Spirit made a You Tube video of the songs to use in our Zoom Ultreya and played it through screen sharing  The Southeast Florida Cursillo does music differently for their songs.  It would be best to contact them directly for more information. 

If you need more help, please contact Cindi Shaffer at cindishaffer25@gmail.com (phone 407-923-3010) or Nancy Gordon at munsonn04@yahoo.com (phone 407-949-8218)