2. Forums on our web site

One feature of our web site is that it supports forums.

A forum is a way for you to post topics as part of a discussion, and post comments on others' topics.  Let's say that you have read The Jesus I Never Knew, by Philip Yancey, as part of our church-wide study.  In the first chapter you read, you found a very interesting statement and wanted to let others know how you felt when you read the statement.  Of course, you’ll be able to share your thoughts in person with members of your small study group, but using the forum on the web site, you can also discuss the statement with other members of our FUMC family.

You could go to the forum for the book on the web site and create a topic to tell others about your reading and reacting to a passage.  Other church members can read your topic and post their comments.  We can have an on-line discussion!

For security reasons, everyone who participates in our on-line forums needs to have user account on the church web site. To create an account for yourself, go to the bottom of any of the pages on our web site, you’ll see a line for login:

If you don't yet have an account, click on the link: Create new account.  You will now see a User Account page asking for information from you so we can create your account.  After you fill in the requested information and click "Create new account," a request for a new account is created.  When it is approved, you will receive an email with your login information.  Use that information to login to your very own web site account.

(When you login the next time, enter your username and password, and click "Log in.")

After you login, use the top menu to go to the Forums page.  You can get there by selecting What's Happening, then Forums.  On the Forums page, click on "The Jesus I Never Knew" to see the postings so far in the forum.  Read what others have written, and add your comments and perhaps create a new topic for others to read and comment.

You are now part of the Web 2.0 Community.  Congratulations!  Enjoy!