Category: Community

Community social gatherirngs; mens and womens groups; covenant groups, neighbourhood groups and news from the communications, membership and care and concern committees.

Action Evenings

Something new at UCV! 

On Wednesday evenings 7-8pm via Zoom, we’ll reflect together on significant issues of our times. Topics are curated and prepared in advance with videos, speakers, slideshows, and discussion points. This meeting offers a chance for shared learning, thoughtful dialogue, and the potential for collaboration for taking action.

All members and friends of UCV are welcome!

 

How to Join and What to Expect

Log in to our Zoom room ucv.im/action-evenings early from 6:45pm on Wednesday evenings as we’ll be starting right at 7. 

After 8, you are welcome to stay for a while to chat about the topic and exchange ideas for action.

You are not required to have any prior knowledge of the topic. 

 

Schedule of Topics: 

Sep 9 – What’s this about tree sitters?

Sep 16 – Moving from food charity to food dignity

Further topics each Wednesday evening.

 

Please email us if you’d like to get involved with planning for an issue that matters to you by filling out the contact form below

 

Zoom You in September

Are you ready for Renewal?

September is “back to school” and “back to church” – but this year will of course be different. Even so, consistent with the Soul Matters theme of Renewal for the month of September, it’s still a time to “begin again in love”. If you’re a member or friend of UCV and would like to receive this month’s theme packet with suggested questions, readings and activities, just contact a staff person to have it sent to you. Learn more about Soul Matters themes here: https://www.soulmatterssharingcircle.com/ and on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/soulmatterssharingcircle

Last week’s zoom coffee hour had only 4 people on it–we expect that’s because of it being the last weekend in August and that numbers will go back up to 20 or so after Labour Day. We now have a great rotation of hosts, even though most of us try to drop-in to help out if needed. Here’s the list of hosts in case you want to book a breakout room for a group, or just with a topic, you’d like to invite others to join.

  • John Smith – 1st Sunday
  • Donna – 2nd Sunday:  includes Book group at 12:30 pm
  • Erin – 3rd Sunday
  • Nan – 4th Sunday – includes Refugee committee at 12:30 pm

Usual breakout rooms include: Sermon discussion, family zoom, and random chat.

Family chat is where kids’ voices are centered. Some of us are doing crafts while chatting or engaging in show-and-tell live or through screen share of photos.

Volunteer opportunity: We’re looking for someone to host 5th Sundays and be a backup if one of the regulars isn’t available. Training and a nice team available to help.

Facilitators for break out rooms always welcome. There have been rooms for discussion of indigenous studies, anti-racism and could be on the monthly theme, i.e. Renewal for September.

If you’re not sure how to contact the hosts, the office staff can help you access an online directory or look up contact info for you.

The GSA (Genders and Sexualities Alliance) now meets on the 1st Thursday. Sometimes we watch a film or video together. We’re discussing ways to provide more education on trans issues and update our bathroom signs among other things. You are welcome, whether queer or straight.

On the Neighbourhood Chat first Tuesday, you have a chance to zoom in and meet someone (new?) from your neighbourhood. We’re spread out all over the place, so sometimes a neighbourhood is a pretty large area, but you’ll likely have a chance to meet someone new. Zoom room opens by 7:15pm, check in starts at 7:30 pm. Depending on numbers we use breakout rooms or stay as a whole group. We will start using the questions from the Soul Matters packet for our group.

Zoom Practice: We will be rotating leadership and possibly focusing on different skills. I, Mary, coordinate the 3rd Thursday and like to share tips for the “people” side of zoom, i.e. how to make zoom more comfortable for yourself and others. I often send an invitation out to Unitarians across Canada and we often have one or two drop ins from places east of here!

The series of tech workshops is now complete for now. Contact John Henderson or office staff if you want links to handouts and videos on slack, breeze and what’s app.

Scroll down for a list of upcoming events.

 

Event Day Starts at Notes Sign-in at Contact
Virtual Coffee Hour Sunday 12 pm All welcome ucv.im/coffee John, Donna, Erin, Nan
Film and theatre sharing LAST Monday 4 pm Small group ucv.im/theatre Mary and Paula
Neighbourhood group connections 1st Tuesday 7:30 pm small groups 2-3 people ucv.im/neighbourhoods Connect
Zoom practice session

 

Thursday 2 pm basic practice; also host/co-host practice ucv.im/zoom 3rd week: Mary
GSA Monthly Film Discussion 1st Thursday 7:30 pm We might do another Netflix party ucv.im/gsa GSA

For descriptions of these events, just search on the website or go to upcoming events https://ucv.im/events

Links to upcoming Connect an Engage Events on Zoom

Note that there are other video conferences organized and hosted by Kiersten and others. All open online events can be found here: https://ucv.im/events

Virtual Coffee Hour for Visitors – Sun, Sep 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Zoom Practice – Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual Coffee Hour – Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Film and Theatre Sharing via Zoom – Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Genders and Sexualities Alliance Monthly Film discussion and Check-in – Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Coffee Hour – Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

UCV Neighbourhood Groups Monthly Tuesday Night Zoom Chat – Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Virtual Coffee Hour – Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Feminist Book club across Canada – Sun, Oct 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Virtual Coffee Hour – Sun, Oct 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Virtual Coffee Hour – Sun, Oct 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Film and Theatre Sharing via Zoom – Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Virtual Coffee Hour – Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

UCV Neighbourhood Groups Monthly Tuesday Night Zoom Chat – Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Genders and Sexualities Alliance Monthly Film discussion and Check-in – Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Using UCV’s Pro Account

To book a zoom call using UCV’s Pro accounts contact Marcus or communications chair Marie Witt

 

Report from Harry Potter Camp 2020

The Hogwarts Camp was a great success this year. We asked participants to let us know what their favorite parts were and how they enjoyed it so it could be shared with the whole congregation! Below is a detailed account of the fun from one of the members. If you are interested in helping volunteer with Youth programming, please check out the CYRE volunteer information page.

I think that this was my favourite Harry Potter camp yet. My favourite parts were the Quidditch matches. I was the commentator for Quidditch, which was fun. My brother enjoyed it too, especially how the leaders let the kids choose some of their own activities. We had two groups, Dumbledore’s Army Creators, and Dumbledore’s Army Explorers. We created a newspaper called the Daily Prophet (I was a reporter!) and also a movie, which is being edited right now. There were lots of familiar kids and also a few new ones. The leaders were kind and funny and energetic. I had a great time 🙂

– Benjamin Malcolm, daily prophet chief reporter, age 9

UCV community links and a virtual literature stall

In this time of COVID-19 we need to use UCV community links even more than usual. The weekly Order of Service now includes a list of links like the one here.

https://ucv.im/live … Livestream link for Sunday church services (active at 10:55am every Sunday). When we’re not live, it links to our YouTube channel where you can find past homilies.
https://ucv.im/oos … An online version of the current Order of Service
https://ucv.im/coffee … Virtual coffee hour – every Sunday immediately following the service
https://ucv.im/give … How to donate from anywhere
https://ucv.im/events … The most frequently updated list of UCV events
https://ucv.im/sermons … A text-based archive of sermons – a virtual literature stall
https://ucv.im/core … An archive of core documents: board minutes, annual reports, …
https://ucv.im/newsletter … The latest monthly e-bulletin

This post fronts a shameless plug for the item next to last in the list: a link to a virtual literature stall (lit stall).

When you watch the livestreamed service at ucv.im/live on Sundays you are asked to have the online version of the current Order of Service at ucv.im/oos on view in another tab on your browser so you can follow along.

After the service, you can then go to that tab, scroll down to the list of community links, and click on the link to the virtual lit stall at ucv.im/sermons to view or download a copy of the prepared text for the sermon if the speaker has provided one.

 


The above is a lit stall post at ucv.im/2020-06-09ga first published on June 9, 2020. The featured image shows the cover of the Order of Service for the preceding Sunday.

You also can find this post at vancouverunitarians.ca/links. Please note that the date displayed with the post is the date of its latest update.

In the bulleted list below are the three latest posts tagged as lit stall posts.

If you haven’t read it already, please see the post about lit stall posts for more information.

Happy Pride 2020

Greetings: Happy Pride! What does Pride Mean to You? 

Vancouver Pride is first weekend in August so during the July 26 worship service we want to include a diverse selection of UCV members and friends wishing us all “Happy Pride”. A 15-second (maximum) video saying “Happy Pride” and or what “pride” means to you or what you are doing this year to celebrate Pride. 

We hope you’ll have some flags, posters, buttons and maybe even feather boas in your video!

You can record and send your video any time up until Saturday noon July 25, but the earlier the better. We’d like to include as many as possible and also have a handle on the length of time required.

Here’s a link to make it easy for you to record or upload your video:

Sunday Greetings

 

 

Vegan Cooking with umami

Twelve people participated in our (first?) vegan cooking zoom call.
There seems to be enthusiasm so we may pursue this further, possibly with a monthly “ethical eating” zoom call, sharing our questions, answers, recipes. If you’d be interested, let me know at connect@vancouverunitarians.ca.

Possible topics

  • vegan desserts
  • environmental effects of the animal industry
  • nutrition issues
If you want to review the recording (technology glitches and all!) just click here:
Access Password: ucvucv1!

Resources

Denise has sent me a lot of information that I’ve pasted below.

If you’re on Facebook, do join us at the Unitarian Ethical Eating Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/unitarianethicaleating/

Goals of the Ethical Eating Group:

  • build education and awareness around the importance of food choices
  • respect individual choices and diversity – provide support and information for people wanting to shift their eating choices
  • encourage congregational engagement on ethical eating and action.
  • provide information on Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist initiatives related to ethical eating and encourage people to engage as individuals or as congregations

approved by the Environment Committee of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on October 13, 2013.

More resources from Denise

And here are some links and information from Denise sent after the session for sharing:

Vegan Cheese

Chao Cheese is quite decent, and fairly mild.
Then there is the local Daiya, which has been around a long time. I find the mozzarella or pepperjack shreds work well in pizza, pasta, enchiladas and a ton of other applications. It’s cheaper than some other cheeses. Daiya cream cheese works well too in recipes.
Someone was saying they are limiting saturated fat consumption. Me too. I only use such commercial cheeses for special occasions.
One of my favorite cheese brands is Nuts for Cheese especially the “Red Rind” and “Super Blue”. These are strong flavours. Can sometimes be found at a steep discount at Sunrise Market (Gore @ Powell).

I like Miyoko’s Kitchen Cheeses available from Vegan Supply 250 East Pender

https://vegansupply.ca/  and in natural food stores.

And this website links to her almond ricotta recipe.

Her book Artisan Vegan Cheese has recipes for yogurt, rejuvelac, and such ingredients for making cheese, as well as the actual cheese recipes.
Here is a favorite tempeh recipe of mine. I use olive – not coconut – oil; and I use maple syrup, not molasses.

Tempea brand local tempeh

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world among meat eaters and vegetarians alike, especially among young women.
Including vitamin C-containing food along with your iron-rich foods can greatly enhance absorption of the iron.
Pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds (see photos of their ‘butters’) are very good sources. (I use Crofters jam (has Vit C) over my toast spread with pumpkinseed butter).
Legumes (lentils, peas, beans) and grains (quinoa, wheat, teff, oats, etc., so breads and pastas) as well as dark leafy greens contain a fair bit of iron as well.
Many veg meats are sky-high in iron. Check out Gardein products, for example. (Their “Fishless Filets” also contain long chain Omega 3 fatty acids).

But if one is already iron-deficient, taking a round of supplements will likely bring iron levels up faster.

Here’s a list of umami condiments and ingredients.

  • Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Vinegars
  • Soy Sauce & Tamari & Shouyu
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Chili Sauce & Gochujang
  • Black Bean Sauce
  • Miso & Doenjang
  • Sauerkraut & Kimchi
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Rejuvalac & Shio Koji
  • Certain Spices, e.g. black salt (kala namak);
  • smoked salt;
  • turmeric

Basic umami food ingredients

  • Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Seaweed (Kombu)
  • Olives
  • Beans
  • Soy Protein
  • Cheeses
  • Concentrated Foods (i.e. dried, reduced, dehydrated, etc.):
  • Dried Mushrooms and Tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste
  • Bouillon Concentrate
  • Yeast Extracts
  • Balsamic Reduction
  • Dried Fruit
  • Roasted, Toasted, Browned Foods:
  • Toasted Nuts and Seeds
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Seared Tofu & Tempeh & Seitan

Fermented Foods

  • Sugar-Based: Alcoholic Beverages, Kombucha
  • Veg-Based:  Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles
  • Mylk-Based: Cheeses, Yogurt, Kefir, Buttermylk
  • Grain & Tuber-Based: Breads & Porridges; barley malt; Rejuvelac
  • Bean-/Seed-/Nut-Based: Miso, Soy Sauce; Natto; fermented tofu (fulu, or chou doufu); Dosa (fermented lentil & rice crepe)

Here are some websites on umami

https://tabesuki.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-umami/

https://sweetvegtable.com/vegan-umami/

https://www.delishknowledge.com/plant-based-umami/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5KwRV7Se1w

https://www.seriouseats.com/roundups/umami-ingredients

Two poems for Steven

Some of you have asked about the poems I read for Steven’s final service, so here they are in print.

As some have remarked, it’s ironic that the poem of welcome from 2002 seems more complete now in 2020 when Steven has departed. Only now do we feel how fully welcome he was and is.

In my poem of farewell, I was reflecting on the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and the transience of all that we know, including Steven’s time with us, and I wanted to pay tribute to Steven’s annual sermons on science, which ranged from microscopic to galactic in their perspective. So Unitarian in their outlook! I had recently been reading about gamma ray bursts, one received reportedly from a source 12.8 billion light years away from earth, and so the oldest phenomenon humans have detected so far.

A long and interesting journey indeed! The great miracle, the great mystery of which we are a living part, and to which Steven helped us bear witness.

I wrote a second poem of farewell for Steven, too, which may be part of the printed package that was given to him. It’s a bit more complicated so I didn’t read it for the farewell service, but I may post it here sometime in the future. It’s a discussion of farewell, so long, and goodbye and has a particular slant on why “g’b’y” might be the right thing for us to say to Steven, which is what I said at the end of this farewell poem– “G’b’y Steven!”

(The featured image is a detail from a 1989 artwork by long-time UCV member, the late Daphne Naegele, titled “Many suns do not penetrate the darkness”.)

A poem of welcome

on the occasion of Reverend Doctor Steven Epperson’s installation as Parish Minister at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 13 October 2002.

 

The welcome we give today is not the welcome we will give tomorrow
for the Guest tomorrow will be known more deeply
and our welcome will be more complete.

Each day our welcome will be larger
and deeper than the day before
and never finished in its giving.

 

A poem of farewell

on the occasion of Reverend Doctor Steven Epperson’s departure as Parish Minister from the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 21 June 2020.

 

Our time together
has reached its end.
Cosmos has shifted
and still does just what it wants
and still incorporates us.

And if comets or gamma-ray bursts
had eyes and poetic sensibilities,
what would they tell us
about their long and
interesting journeys?

G’b’y Steven!

Zoom Security: Be sure you’re updated to version 5 before coffee hour on Sunday

Post update May 29, 2020 by Mary Bennett

If you’ve been zooming, you might have been invited to update to version 5 – with higher security measures.

Zoom is making it mandatory after Saturday so you’ll need to do this before Sunday morning to connect to coffee hour.
If you phone into zoom, no problem. Continue as you were.
Here’s an article explaining why.

How do I upgrade to Zoom 5.0?

There’s no point waiting, you might as well upgrade your app right now, if you have time. Updating is pretty simple —if you don’t have the app you can download the latest version. If you already have the Zoom desktop client installed, you can check for updates by signing in, clicking your profile picture, and then clicking “Check for Updates.”

If you use the Zoom app on your mobile, the latest version is available from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Zoom includes some detailed instructions in its Help Center. If you prefer a visual guide, a YouTube video is available explaining how to update.

Using Zoom securely Love it or hate it, most of us have to use Zoom at some point. Therefore, it’s important that we are as secure as possible when we do.

Embedded Passwords

The Communications Committee has confirmed that we can embed the password in a link but the zoom link will not be posted on any website or facebook and has never been used before. So for zoom calls, if you follow the shortlink (e.g. ucv.im/coffee-hour) you shouldn’t need to have a password. If there’s a problem, contact the person who set up the call.

In other words, if you’ve used the links that start with ucv.im in the past, those will still work: You just won’t have to type in a password.

You can test it out between 9 am and 10 am on Sunday morning if you’re not confident. I’ll have ucv.im/coffee-hour open for you to drop in and say hello.

Any questions about this decision, contact Communications Committee chair Marie Witt communications@gmail.com

Post update April 8 by Mary Bennett

Last Saturday, Zoom changed all zoom call settings to require passwords on all scheduled calls and disable the possibility of people joining before the host. Many UUs across Canada and beyond were emailing and discussing on facebook how to let their people watch the Sunday service (ours is on youtube, so it wasn’t a problem) and get into coffee hour discussions (we do use zoom for that.) CUC responded very clearly and quickly with updates and recommendations. Your communications committee discussed and three co-hosts were deputized (as Erin referred t it) so that we could carefully screen anyone wanting to join coffee hour. We had 25 people on line in 5 separate breakout rooms and things went smoothly. For the hosts this is more time-consuming so there could continue to be a bit of a lag time at the start.

In addition to what Zoom required, UCV has

  • enabled “waiting room” – so only identifiable people are let into a call
  • disabled the “embedded” password in invitations
  • removed all links to zoom calls on website and facebook replacing with a “shortlink” (which by the way makes it easier for you to remember e.g. ucv.im/coffee-hour for Sunday coffee hour)
  • started workshops for zoom hosts and co-hosts to learn how to help with these measures

Alternatives to zoom

Galen and Christian, part of our tech team, are also exploring alternatives to zoom.

Help the hosts of our zoom calls ensure security.

Here are some things you can do.

On your zoom account, put your own picture and a name that we would recognize, e.g. Jane and John Doe is better than JJ ipad.

Make note of the zoom links somewhere safe. We have removed links from the website, so keep a cheat sheet or put the link into your calendar, whether paper based or computer-based.

If you are left in the waiting room for long, it may be because we don’t recognize your name. If you send the host of that particular meeting a note in advance, it will help to be sure. For larger groups like coffee hour and neighbourhood check-in, we are putting people into breakout rooms quickly so as to keep the main session available for people needing time to connect with the zoom technology and as double insurance in the event that somehow a “zoom bomber” has managed to crash the meeting. Please click JOIN to go to the breakout room. When options are available like coffee hour, if you want a particular breakout room be ready to say that as soon as you’re on the call.

Don’t share the zoom links on a web page or facebook; emailing to a friend is fine, in fact, encouraged, but don’t send to email lists where you’re not sure who is on it.

For coffee hour, remember, it’s a drop-in session. You can join a conversation when you arrive, so taking a real “coffee break” after the service and joining at ten past 12 would mean a smoother approach for the hosts to let people in a few at a time and set up the breakout rooms.

Future possibilities

We are trying to assure privacy, while not making it too cumbersome and discouraging for people to connect, because connections right now are more important than ever.

Some calls may start restricting to “authenticated users only”. This just means you have to be logged into zoom before joining (as zoom bombers are usually just trying to join “on the fly”). Authenticated users have to give their email address to zoom.

If a participant tries to join the meeting or webinar and is not logged into Zoom, they will receive the following messages The host would likely tell you in advance if they are using this function.

New to zoom?

You may have discovered that depending on what device you’re using, the controls are in different places. Here’s a good getting started resource that includes links to the various devices to help you. https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Want to test your video or microphone before joining a meeting?

Here’s how: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362283-Testing-computer-or-device-audio

Zoom bombers

Many of us are using zoom for UCV events and also the many community and activist communities we’re involved with. You may have heard of “zoom bombers” who scour websites for new zoom links to “bomb” your meetings with pornography or racism, creating havoc. Zoom bombers can also just use random numbers so even if the number isn’t publicly posted, they may find it. The controls mentioned above should be enough to make our calls safe from zoom bombers.

Peter Bowden is a UU congregational consultant who offers web training on communications and social media for UU congregations. Here’s his 15-minute video about security for zoom.

It’s well worth watching (as our his various videos on welcoming guests and growing membership.)

Prevent Zoom Bombing: Tips, Settings, and Controls to Help Protect Your Meetings

What is Zoom doing about this?

Blog Post from CEO Eric Yuan

A Message to Our Users

To put this growth in context, as of the end of December last year, the maximum number of daily meeting participants, both free and paid, conducted on Zoom was approximately 10 million. In March this year, we reached more than 200 million daily meeting participants, both free and paid.

However, we did not design the product with the foresight that, in a matter of weeks, every person in the world would suddenly be working, studying, and socializing from home. We now have a much broader set of users who are utilizing our product in a myriad of unexpected ways, presenting us with challenges we did not anticipate when the platform was conceived.

These new, mostly consumer use cases have helped us uncover unforeseen issues with our platform. Dedicated journalists and security researchers have also helped to identify pre-existing ones.

More in-depth article about the issues

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2020/04/03/zoom-ceo-outlines-changes-as-platforms-security.html

Among the changes the company has made, he said, was publishing guidelines last month for users on how to avoid being “Zoombombed” — a phenomenon in which intruders crash into Zoom meetings and display pornography or other shocking content.

Zoom has also removed a link with Facebook in which the Zoom app was sending user data to Facebook, unbeknownst to the user, and has updated its privacy policy, Yuan said.

About small groups posts

Posts tagged as small groups posts form an occasional series of items of interest to people involved with – or wanting to find out more about – one or more of the groups, committees, or teams listed in the documents linked to below.

Come here anytime to browse or download an online PDF of the List of UCV Groups and Gatherings, the list with its first page shown on the right. See also an online PDF of the Committee and Team Directory.* New versions of these PDF documents are published from time to time, and these links are then updated. The source document, a spreadsheet, is always up to date. To view it, click here.

Come here anytime as well to review the list of all posts tagged as small groups posts. Each entry includes a snippet view of the post.

See also the UCV website page Small Groups for its links to helpful offsite resources.

Find your way here from any page on the UCV website by entering “about small groups” in the search box on the right in the page header and clicking on the title you want when you see the search results.


*The two items used to be combined in a PDF titled Directory of UCV Small Groups & Committees/Teams, also known informally as the small groups directory.

WhatsApp workshop video available for UCV members

The Connect and Engage team sponsored another tech workshop with Luke Zukowski on Zoom,. Contact Mary at ucvconnect@gmail.com if you’d like to get the link to the recorded video. (Until we have the volunteer to edit it, we’re not sharing publicly)

Your small groups (men’s and women’s groups, covenant groups, or just affinity/friendship groups) at UCV might find it a handy way for communicating.

Here’s the description:

WhatsApp is the most popular way for people to communicate because 2 billion WhatsApp users prefer the convenience of online instant messaging over e-mails or phone calls, especially if it’s just to say a few words.
WhatsApp is a multi-functional communication platform that You can use it to exchange text messages, pictures, videos, audio messages, phone calls, and have group video chats.
During our May 23rd Zoom session at 3pm you will learn about WhatApp mobile app that you can use on your smartphone AND also on your desktop computer.
Understanding WhatsApp: 
1. What is WhatsApp?
2. How does WhatsApp work?
3. Is WhatsApp safe?
4. Pros and Cons of WhatsApp
Using WhatsApp:
 1. How to Download and Install WhatsApp
2. How to Create a WhatsApp Account
3. How to Use WhatsApp
4. How to Delete WhatsApp Messages
5. How to Search WhatsApp
6. WhatsApp Groups
7. How to Back Up Your WhatsApp Messages