Unity of Buffalo Online Church Services

Services are premiered online every Sunday at 10 AM!

Unity of Buffalo blesses our Global Family

Rev. Mary Masters, (Unity of Buffalo's Senior Minister) and our other Spiritual Leaders will be presenting our Sunday Services online on our YouTube channel every Sunday at 10 a.m., until the Coronavirus crisis is over.

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Also at 11 a.m. on Sundays, following our online service, we'll be having our weekly "Virtual Friendship Hour" with live interaction, audio and video in our Zoom Room, so we can chat and see each other! We send out emails each week with the Zoom links* to participate. Please email info@unitybuffalo.org no later than 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings if you didn't receive the email or need assistance.

*We ask that you DO NOT post the Zoom webinar link, meeting ID, or call-in phone numbers on any public platforms like Facebook, etc. That's why we're sending this information out as a weekly email directly to our Unity of Buffalo community. This is a recommendation of Unity Worldwide Ministries, just in case someone joins our webinar to be disruptive. We don't anticipate this, but better safe than sorry. It has happened to some other Unity churches who made their Zoom link public!
We aren't asking people to register or provide a password to join the Zoom live stream this Sunday just to keep it as simple as possible. 

Don't just go to church, be the church!
The future is now! We truly are A Church Without Walls!

New to Zoom?
Here are some helpful tips!

If you're new to Zoom, watch this 1-minute introductory tutorial. CLICK HERE!

This is a free service! To participate fully, you will need:
A computer with speakers and a high-speed internet connection. About 10 minutes before our 11 AM Virtual Friendship Hour click on the link you were emailed. It may take a minute for the software to load if this is your first time using zoom. Once it has loaded, click the icon to Join webinar, OR use your smart phone with the Zoom app (download for free from your app store).
You can also call in on your regular phone to participate with audio only by calling the numbers provided in our weekly email.

Tips for a Better Online Experience

You can help make the online experience for our Interactive Friendship Hour on Zoom better for everyone by following these guidelines to enhance internet performance:
You can practice ahead of time by joining the Zoom link at any time between now and Sunday morning. Try it out and make sure everything on your end is working properly.
Consider all the devices in your home that are connected to the internet. These include cell phones, iPads, Tablets, computers. Each of these devices uses a share of your internet "bandwidth". Please turn off or set in airplane mode all devices you are not using for the Zoom meeting during online Friendship Hour.
On the device you are using, each application you open may be connecting to the internet. These may include email, calendars, cloud backups, any activity other than Zoom. Please shut down or pause any of these apps.
 
Please note that on your phone, apps stay open and connected even when you switch to another app unless you close them. On a smart-phone, for example, you can close apps by double-clicking on the round button at the bottom of your phone and swiping up on each app that is displayed to close it.
During Friendship Hour we will keep the microphones, cameras and telephones on to allow us all to interact and enjoy some "virtual fellowship".
You can choose to turn off your camera or mute yourself if you feel more comfortable just listening and watching.
You can also interact with other attendees using the 'Chat' button. 

Each One, Reach One

If you know of anyone in our Unity of Buffalo community who does not receive our email blast or does not regularly use email or computers, please feel free to call them and spread the word about how to dial into our Friendship Hour by telephone, providing them with the links and instructions provided in the weekly emails.