Where a minister may wish to preach to two chapels at the same time, it is of course completely possible for both congregations to use the Zoom meeting Id of one of the chapels.
However, this would mean that one of the congregations would need to use a different meeting id than usual. To avoid confusion, (especially perhaps for those who are dialling in with their phones to listen to the service), the following describes a way for both congregations to access the service in their usual way.
This method relies on the minister being able to login with one identity in the Zoom client, and a different one in a web browser, at the same time. The minister will need to have two Zoom identities/sign-ins.
A. Set up the zoom meetings
This would normally be done by the IT person from each of the chapels. It is technically possible for the minister to host one or both of the meetings, although this may add an unwanted burden to the minister.
B. Minister joins the meeting using the Zoom client
1. The minister joins the Zoom meeting in the usual way (e.g. by going to https://sermonsonline.uk/chapels and following the instructions on the page of the relevant chapel).
2. When the Zoom client opens, if prompted to login the minister should use his normal login and join the meeting.
3. The meeting host is then responsible for ensuring that participants to the meeting are muted or unmuted as appropriate, just as they would normally do
C. Minister joins second zoom meeting using his browser
1. The minister joins the Zoom meeting of the second chapel as above, by clicking 'Go to meeting' from the relevant chapel from https://sermonsonline.uk/chapels as above.
2. However, after clicking the 'Go to meeting' button, a prompt will invite you to 'Open Zoom' as below. Click 'Cancel'.
3. On the zoom page displaying in your browser, a sentence will appear:
If nothing prompts from browser, click here to launch the meeting, or download & run Zoom.
On your web page, click the words 'click here'
4. The dialog box above will again appear - once again, click cancel. A further sentence will appear on your web page as follows:
If you cannot download or run the application, start from your browser.
5. Click 'start from your browser', then sign in with a different identity from the one you used at stage B above. Following sign in you will then proceed into the meeting, where once again the meeting host is responsible for ensuring that participants to the meeting are muted or unmuted as appropriate, just as they would normally do.