How To Guides:

Staying Connected

Connecting with Skype

Download Skype here. Skype is a great way to stay connected. You can video call your friends and family to see them during this time of socail distancing. Skype is also great for having small group with your friends...set up a group call to chat about what you are reading in Mark.

Connecting with Zoom

Download Zoom here. Zoom is another way you can connect through chat or video. It is great for group gatherings when you can't be together in the same place. Here are some great tips and tricks for using Zoom: Mute Yourself

  • When you enter a meeting, mute your audio right away. Only unmute your audio when you’re ready to speak. Unmuting yourself is like the digital equivalent to raising your hand—it lets the host know you would like to speak. Have something quick to add to the conversation? Pressing the spacebar is like push-to-talk. It temporarily unmutes your audio.
Pro Tip: When you create a Zoom meeting, you can select an option to automatically mute everyone’s audio when they join the call. Turn on Your Video
  • Make sure your video is on when you join a Zoom call. But remember that your video is on! I was recently on a call with dozens of people, and one person had his video on but clearly forgot people could see him—we watched him pick his nose throughout the entire meeting! Don’t be that guy. Turning your video on helps other people on the call know that you’re there and engaged in the conversation. It might be a good idea to invest in a slightly better webcam, too, so that people can enjoy your smiling face even more.
Use the Chat Feature
  • The chat feature is an oft-overlooked addition to a Zoom call. Rather than having everyone on the call try to talk over each other, use the chat box to take a poll, ask for opinions, or have people add their prayer requests. Then the host can go through and address the items that need attention.
The Free Account Is Probably All You Need
  • If you want to have group meetings that last more than 40 minutes, you’ll need one paid account for the person creating the meeting. If you’re going to have more than 100 people on the call, you’ll need to look at the paid options for the host, too. But for the vast majority of situations, your Zoom call will involve less than 100 people and will last less than 40 minutes—and if that’s the case, you don’t need to pay for an account.
Pro Tip: One-on-one meetings are not limited by time, even on the free account.

Connecting with Google Hangouts

If you don't want to download something new...use your google account to connect.

Connecting with Marco Polo

Marco Polo is a great way to stay conneced when everyone isn't free at the same time. You can send video messages to one friend or start a group and send a message to your whole family at the same time.

Getting set up on Facebook

If you are new to Facebook and want a little help check out this video...

Streaming Service

How to Watch YouTube on your TV with a Smart TV...

Host a FaceBook Live Watch Party

Host a Facebook watch party and invite your friends and family to join you for service on Sunday. You can keep it simple and watch together or you can have a little fun and all do it in your pjs or add in a zoom lunch afterwards to talk about the service. (see the zoom How To under staying connected).

Helping in Canby

Canby Center

The Canby Center is community orginization which seeks to engage clients in their own growth as they are surrounded by a loving community. They strive to provide poverty-alleviating, dignity-strengthening programs for youth and families. ...and they are continuing to provide help to our community during Covid 19. If you would like to volutneer or make a food or financial donation contact The Canby Center.

Donate Blood

The red cross is in need of blood. If you are able to donate check out local drives to find a location and time that works best for you. Red Cross

Food Bank

The Oregon Food Bank is accepting donations of money and food as well as volunteer hours.

Donating Medical Supplies

The hospitals and medical clinics are in need of latex-free gloves, procedural and surgical masks, N95 respirators and filters, other respirators, face shields, splash shields, gowns, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. Unopened boxes are prefered. Right now we should all be staying home as much as possible so if you purchased extra supplies please share them with those who need them the most, those in the medical field and the first responders. You can drop off items at Canby Evangelical on Tuesdays and we will deliver them to an offical drop of location or you can go to: State of Oregon Mail or drop off donations: Attn: PPE Coordinator Dept. of Corrections 3601 State Street, Salem, OR 97301 Multnomah County Health Multnomah County Headquarters 501 SE Hawthorne Portland, OR 97214 Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Marshal Office parking lot 1300 SE Gideon St. Portland, OR 97202 **Drop off between noon and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 2p.m. Saturday-Sunday