Saturday, August 14, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
So we have been looking to do something different with our video archive for a little bit now. With our internet connection and recently discovered power issues within our church building we have had issues in the past of problems with the streaming and when the streaming goes down it really disrupts the recording. So we are going to now start using a service called Vimeo for our video archive, as well as UStream.
Ustream will still be used for our live streaming and we will also continue to record with UStream so that there is new content up there available for anyone who may be doing searches within that service. The links in the Online Sermons section of the website will however start changing from UStream to Vimeo. For the first few weeks it will only be new content that is on Vimeo and all existing recording will still be hosted by UStream. But in the near future you will start to see that the archived videos will start switching over as well.
There are several benefits and perks to switching to this new setup:
- Content will be in multiple locations most of the time
- Vimeo will be less prone to video glitches as the video is recorded locally and then uploaded
- Support for a higher quality video
- No ads on the recorded content
- You can download the videos. (a Vimeo account is required but like UStream its free)
- Speaker albums; once we get more messages up there we will be able to link to an album that contains all the messages by that speaker.
Just wanted to let it be know so there was no major confusion when things started changing. If anyone has any requests for any specific messages they would like uploaded please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see what we can do to add that to top of the list.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Just added a link to a Members Only section for the members of The Tulsa Church of God. This section is still under development but you may still request a username and password. Currently the sections available that have content are the Phone Directory as what was published at the beginning of 2009, and the Birthdays and Anniversaries Calendar is up and running.
The Phone Directory listings are the same that are in the January 2009 Phone Directory so there are plenty of changes that we need to get posted and as soon as we can we will get that done.
The Birthday and Anniversaries Calendar still currently only lists First Name and Last Inital. This will get changed over the course of the next few days.
There is also an announcement section where we will post announcements that we do not wish posted on the main announcements page. So this will mostly only include letting people know of address changes or things of a personal nature.
Also in the works is an Order of Services online form. The plan is to setup 1 to 2 online forms that will allow song leaders and speakers coordinate the song service; for example a speaker can choose from a list of topics that apply to their message and that will be submitted to the song leader so they can see a list of songs that may have a similar message. We hope to include a way to see how many times a particualr song has been sung and the last time it was used.
If you would like to signup to see this section of the website please see Brian Gawith at church and he will get you setup with a username and password.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Richard J. Gawith
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Matt Steel wrote this directly behind the new location for the podium. It summed up the purpose of this whole venture. It wasn't to make waves, or simple change or find a way to spend money, it was to better do what Paul told Timothy he and we must do. We must watch in all things, endure to the end and above all else "make full proof of thy ministry".
The Tulsa Church of God
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
In out attempt to connect to the larger online world we have setup a Facebook page. Head over to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tulsa-OK/The-Tulsa-Church-of-God/225155832041?ref=nf and become a fan. The more fans we have the greater the audience we can reach.
The Facebook page will keep you current on events as well as be a source for people to post relevant information.
We will use to the Events posts as well as things are scheduled so anyone can RSVP to the events and be kept up to date as there are changes or more information provided.
We are sure there will be other functions we use on Facebook that we haven't even thought of yet so stay tuned for updates.
Check out the updated Events calendar. By using the Google calendar we hope to keep the calendar more up-to-date as well as allowing you to add it you your own Google Calendar if you use Gmail or any other Google service. It also allows reoccurring events to be setup and with less need for human intervention it means more accuracy and less forgetfulness.
There are some many other useful features such as allowing you to change the way you see the calendar such as switching it from Agenda (default) to Month, or Week. Also an easy print button has been added so you can print the calendar for offline use.
USTREAM is an online service that allows us to stream our services live across the world without having to have a lot of specialized equipment other than a computer with a capture card. Check the Bulletin page for the link to our channel or to view it within our website. By visiting the channel you have the opportunity to chat with other viewers as well as watch previously recorded messages.
Enjoy and spread the Word.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The still have all the content so no loss it is just currently unavailable. Everything should be back into proper working order by this evening.
If you haven't seen the commentary section of our website yet run over to http://tulsachurchofgod.net/ and click on Commentary on the right navigation.
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