We've been blessed this year by our subscription to a conference call service by which people are able to join us for worship on Sunday mornings, or to gather for a ministry team- or general board meeting. Connecting to our service is free and simple (though the call may cost you cell phone minutes or, if you're a landline user, long distance charges since the call is not a local call). Here's what you need to know:
Connecting to our conference call system is a matter of three simple steps:
STEP 1: Call (309) 306-0038 (this number is NOT a local call in the Quad Cities, so use the area code, and add a "1" if you use a landline)
STEP 2: During or after the recorded request for an access code, enter 964600.
STEP 3: During or after the recorded greeting from FCCEM, press the * key on your phone.
That's it! Once you press the * key, you'll be on the call. Some notes about what happens then:
- If you're the first person to call in for the worship or other gathering in which you intend to participate, you'll hear background music until someone else calls in. Once a second person connects to the call, the music will end and you'll be free to speak with anyone else on the line.
- AN IMPORTANT TIP: On conference calls, it's really important that only one person speaks at a time; otherwise, people talk over each other, and no one is understood.