Guidelines for using Zoom at UUSM


Scheduling Meetings

Although our current in-person meetings and events have been canceled/postponed, we are working on offering online gatherings and other ways of maintaining our community spirit. Please stay tuned as we work out the details.

In the meantime, if you need to schedule a church business group or committee meeting via Zoom, please send an email to or call 310-829-5436 ext. 100.

Please provide the following details at least three days prior to the meeting.  If you would like the meeting to be posted in the Announcements, please send an email to by Wednesday mornings.

  1. Title of meeting
  2. Meeting’s host information
  3. Start time and end time
  4. Participants’ email addresses for an Invite.

Individuals can attend the meeting by phone if they do not have an email address.

Tips for Great Zoom Meetings

With all the Zoom meetings we are doing during this time here are some suggestions you may want to try during the meetings:

  1. To enable others to see you, be sure your head from neck or at least chin up shows in the screen.
  2. Be aware that if you are back lit or even side lit your face may show in dark shadows.  Ensure that at least some natural or indoor light is in front of you.
  3. Use the mute button when you are not speaking.  This blocks out ambient noise such as coughs, music, phone rings, etc.
  4. If you need to move around and plan to carry your device you can turn off the video — moving your device can make your image rotate in sometimes amusing and distracting ways. 
  5. Look into your camera. It’s in the top middle edge of most computers. This lets others know you are present and paying attention. 
  6. Sit up and be present as you would if we were meeting in person.  Answering your phone or email while on a Zoom meeting can communicate a lack of caring or consideration for the others present.

Even though we are not in the same room we still want each other to feel cared about. 

— Bettye Barclay


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