Virtual Worship FAQs

Apr 2, 2020

We hope you can join us for virtual worship! You can join through Facebook Live, YouTube Live Stream, or by calling in. Read through the FAQs below to learn more. If you have any additional questions, please email us at riverhills@riverhillsumc.org.

When are the worship services?

We have two Sunday worship services: a traditional service at 9:00am and a praise service at 11:05am. 

When are Easter services? Can we join those celebrations virtually?

On Easter Sunday (April 12), we’ll have three Easter worship services: 9:00am (traditional), 10:00am (blended), and 11:00am (contemporary). You can join those celebrations through Facebook Live, YouTube Live Stream, or by calling in. More info for each below.

How can I watch the services on Sunday mornings?

You can watch either of our services (Traditional at 9:00am and Praise at 11:05am) on Sunday mornings via Facebook Live or YouTube Live Stream. Both of these options will have video and sound. You don’t need to have an account for either option, but you do need an internet connection.

Is there a way to join worship without the internet?

You can also join either worship service (Traditional at 9:00am and Praise at 11:05am) by calling in. Call 1-312-626-6799 and entering code 872 5072 6152 followed by the # key. When it asks you to enter a “participant code”, hit the # key again.

What if I’m not available on Sunday morning? Can I watch the services another time?

Yes! The videos for both services will continue to be available on Facebook and YouTube after they are finished. Unfortunately, there is no call-in option available other than during the services.

How do I join the services on Facebook Live?

Go to the River Hills United Methodist Church Facebook page. The videos should show up right on the main page, or you can go to the “Videos” tab to see all of the videos. Be sure to “Like” our page to stay up to date on what’s happening at River Hills!

Do I need to have a Facebook account to watch the Facebook Live videos?

No. Just go to the River Hills United Methodist Church Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RiverHillsUMC) to tune in.

How do I join the services on YouTube Live Stream?

Click here to tune into our Live Stream. There won’t be anything displayed on that page unless a Live Stream is taking place. Click here for past videos.

What should I do if there is a glitch or delay when I’m watching a service live?

Unfortunately, uploading live videos doesn’t always go as smoothly as we would like. If you’re experiencing any issues, try refreshing the page or waiting for a few minutes to see if it gets fixed. If problems persist, you can always go back later after it has completely uploaded. It will run much smoother at that point. No need to comment; we have a team that works hard to keep track of the issues and does their best to fix them as soon as they can.

Any tips for a smooth call-in experience?

Check the volume on your phone, especially if you’re having a hard time hearing the service. You also may want to mute your phone – that can help cut back on echoing. 

Is there a way to display the services on my TV so my family can watch together?

You can use either Chromecast or AirPlay to display the services on your TV when watching through Facebook or YouTube. Just start the video on either your phone or computer and click the Chromecast or AirPlay symbol (see picture below). If you don’t have either of those options, you can also connect many laptops to your TV with an HDMI cord.