COVID-19 Coronavirus Helpful Information & Resources
We're posting resources for you here to help keep you informed.
Communications from UWM
Helpful Guidelines from California. COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDANCE: Places of Worship and Providers of Religious Services and Cultural Ceremonies (May 25, 2020)
Reopening: 4 Phases by Ken Braddy
From the CDC: Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith (posted May 22, 2020)
Explanation of How Coronavirus Spreads (posted May 11, 2020)
4-28-2020, Reopening: Questions to Consider: As restrictions on in-person events start lifting, are you ready to start meeting again? Here are some things to consider before you reopen your meeting space.
Update from the UWM Board: 3-28-2020. The 2020 Unity People's Convention is canceled. The UWM Board has set up The Loaves & Fishes Fund to assist ministries affected by the COVID-19 virus, and they will match donations from the regions.
Important Communication: 3-17-2020. Suggest suspending in-person services and events. Central office working remotely.
We are offering a number of ways for our Unity of Buffalo Spiritual Community to keep virtually connected!
Our ministerial staff will continue working remotely, but they remain available during our usual business hours,
Monday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
You can contact us via email or phone (716-882-0391) for all questions, prayers and support.
We will be checking phone messages each day during business hours.
Questions about Unity of Buffalo Online Sunday Services? Contact Kelly Murphy. She has stepped up and been busy supporting our ministry with online Sunday services, weekly email updates and live video messages. We are so grateful for her willingness to share her expertise and for her support.
Unity of Buffalo Videos of services and messages from Rev. Mary, Senior Minister
Visit the above link for the all of our video archives.
Virtual Friendship Hour following 10 a.m. Sunday services in our Zoom Room. Interactive Zoom meetings start at 11 a.m. Contact Kelly if you have questions.
Find our Sunday Services Online
Calming Playlist for Anxious Times
During this extraordinary time, we know that music is one way we can ease our stress, heal our bodies, and connect us in heart and consciousness. emPower is offering this “healing playlist” free of charge. Click the link above, then click the play button and enjoy listening to 50 songs with a common message of assurance, healing, and unity. Please share this playlist with your congregation and social media.
Here are some articles that may help you in your considerations and decision-making during this pandemic. The Faith & Leadership website has a number of articles. Consider reading the articles by George Mason/Mark Wingfield, and Kara K. Root, and, under Medicine and Religion, the article by Deanna Thompson.
7 Lessons from Singapore's Churches for When the Coronavirus Reaches Yours (Christianity Today)
Here are some additional links to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
We lovingly support our Unity of Buffalo Spiritual Community with:
Online Sunday Services weekly at 10 a.m.
Digital outreach and interaction
Weekly video and email messages from Rev. Mary
Online classes and groups