Join in a live Daily Word Service every weekday morning from the comfort of your own living room!
A brand-new free service, quite simple to set up via your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone…
Since the beginning of Unity’s spiritual fellowship, Daily Word’s readings and meditations have been an important part of our community experience, offering a daily experience of prayer, meditation and spiritual upliftment.
Now for the first time we are able to offer you the chance to join us each weekday morning, here in Maidenhead, for a short online live prayer-group meeting: a time of readings, prayer and meditation, using Daily Word’s reflections and affirmations for the day.
In order to join us, all you need to do it upload the necessary live-streaming software available free of charge from Fuze, a video conferencing website. Note that on tablets and smartphones the software can also be uploaded, as either a free Android or Apple app. Click here to access the Fuze downloads page for all these free download options
Once you have the software on your computer, tablet or phone you will need to enter your name and the ‘meeting ID’ to join the prayer group each morning. The meeting ID we will be using for the Daily Word morning services is:
Ignore any tab on your screen which invites you to ‘log in’ or ‘register’ as a Fuze member as this only applies if you are setting up your own separate meetings. Once you have given your name and the ‘meeting ID’ you simply click on ‘join meeting’.
It is best to join us a couple of minutes before 9am, just in case there is any adjustments you need to make before we begin.
The live meeting itself will appear as a small TV screen image on your computer, tablet or phone (those who use Skype – similar to Fuze – will be familiar with this). In order for you to hear the prayer meeting you will need to have speakers or headphones attached to your device, we suggest headphones which enable you to get the best out of the experience and hear the service most clearly.
Fuze offers an interractive connection, which means that, if you wish, you can attach a microphone to your device and be able to talk to us before or after the prayer meeting, in this way we can welcome each other and perhaps have a short conversation after the service. During the prayer meeting itself, for obvious reasons, your microphone will be automatically turned off.
If you have a laptop, phone or tablet which has an inbuilt camera, we will also be able to see you. However you do not need to use your camera if you prefer simply to join us to watch and listen. During the set-up for each meeting you will see an option on your screen allowing you to turn your own microphone or camera on or off and you are welcome to choose whichever you prefer. NB turning camera and mike off will not stop you from joining the service.
Technical note: we have currently configured this live-streaming service for up to 25 people to join us at any one time. We do not anticipate that this is likely to be ever exceeded, however if you are refused entry because the numbers have been exceeded, do let us know. If more than 25 want to join us on a regular basis we will upgrade our live stream to enable us to take more than 25 people.
If you have any other technical question or experience any technical problem, do get in touch with Steve at Unity (firstname.lastname@example.org).
And if you have any comments on your experience or you have any suggestions for how we might improve our live streamed service Steve would also be glad to hear from you.
Finally if you have enjoyed using our new service and would like to contribute to our continuing and innovating Unity Ministry in the UK why not make a small donation?