Here is this the latest information about our church and
its beloved community. This information is being furnished as
there was a suggestion for a note to be sent to advise
congregants about our upcoming worship services and
events. Hope that this is helpful to you.
others but all of us are witness to the ebb and flow of
shock, empathy, hopefulness, fear, loneliness, comfort,
distress, uncertainty, trust, and many more feelings.
Know that wherever you are, God is there right with
you. At this time there is need for courage, acting on
faith, and going deep within to bring out the best of you.
There is a saying, “If God brings us to it, God will see us
through it." May you and yours be well throughout this
rocky road ahead, and if you are able, please join us in
caring for one another. Prayers work! Blessings….
New York state is on PAUSE: 100% of the
workforce must stay home, excluding essential
services. President Trump just extended
the social distancing guidelines to April 30.
All non-essential gatherings of individuals of any
size for any reason are temporarily banned.
There will be no in-person mediumship
Meetup classes, no worship services, no
workshops, and no circles until this restriction
is lifted by the authorities.
The Board is looking into ways to present
online alternatives for mediumship classes,
message circles, and worship services.
The Annual Membership Meeting scheduled
for April 25 has been postponed until further
However, if you have not renewed your
membership, we would appreciate receiving
payment online though PayPal:
online worship services, mediumship classes*,
and special circles through the Zoom app, which
is freely available on smartphones, laptops,
and desktop computers. No worries if you
don’t have these….you can call in for the cost of
a call and listen to the service, classes, or circle.
Advance notice and time will be sent along
with a Zoom link, meeting number, and phone
* There will be an online class Thursday, April 2 : See below, scroll to end or click here.
Lay Minister, about a special circle this Tuesday
night, March 31.
Virtual Hug Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, 8 pm, Eastern Time (U.S. and Canada), March 31, 2020
Please join me for a Zoom online chat meeting on Tuesday at 8 pm. Let’s get together for a “Virtual Hug” as we stay connected to one another and share our experiences and coping skills during this difficult time. We are being given an opportunity to share ourselves in a sacred way, knowing truly that we need one another more than ever.
Frank Kotowski, Lay Minister of Summerland Church of Light, NSAC
You do not need to download the Zoom app to your device, but it may make it easier to join a meeting. For downloading the Zoom app:
Download the version of Zoom that runs on the device you're using.
Below is a link to a video that explains how to join a Zoom meeting.
This is the link to join the Zoom meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/937500192
You can also join by calling in (see phone numbers below), but know that your local phone service charges will apply. Good luck!
Meeting ID: 937 500 192
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,937500192# US (New York)
Call into meeting rather than use link: 1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
If you are calling in from somewhere other than New York, find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fd5mmAEOCV
And here are some basic instructions when participating in a Zoom meeting:
1. Be on time.
2. Test your speaker and microphone (if speaking).
3. Mute yourself when not speaking.
4. Remove background noise or distractions such as TV, music, etc.
5. Turn of the room lighting so we can all see your smiling face.
6. Wear appropriate clothing.
7. Refrain from eating and doing other things during the meeting.
8. Try not to move about, such as leaving or coming, unless you absolutely have to.
9. Remember, not only are you sitting with others in the room, you are also sitting for the presence of Spirit.
Online Mediumship Development Meetup
Mediumship Development Meetups will be online as a Zoom meeting.
For these online Meetups, you will need to preregister for the Meetup.
Here is the information for registering for the Meetup on April 2:
When: Apr 2, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.
Frank Kotowski, Jr.
Note: For information on using Zoom, see the 'Virtual Hug' message right above this one.