How to host callers to your Wednesday Evening Testimony Meeting and Record readings
Below is what we use, and how we use it…
Jambox or Braven unit as the speaker
Church cellphone with Bluetooth
Bring your own laptop
A console operator who sits in-person at the Wednesday meeting with the above laptop, cellphone and speaker. Note: this can be done from home, but the timing between the recorded music which all the callers and the console operator are listening to, versus Judy playing live at church, can be problematic. As long as the Reader is listening for her cues from the console operator, it should go well.
A FreeConferenceCall.com account
The day before the service, the First Reader sent Kim an email with the hymns, and she has hopefully remembered to upload them. She’s a famously accomplished and talented and therefore busy woman.
LAPTOP. As console operator, your main job is to manage the muting/unmuting of the mic so when the First Reader is speaking, her mic is HOT/ON, but when she’s not speaking (she’s singing or what have you), her mic is OFF. Your other duty is to play the music for the callers, so they can hear the pre-recorded hymns while those in the Sunday School hear the live music. Don’t bother recording the readings, unless you’re just feeling spicy and invincible.