Upcoming Worship Services

Sunday, October 22, 2017
"I Am Not This Illness..."
Rev. Tina Simson, preaching
Sue Steepy and Jule Sanchez , co-leading
9:30am Music by Orange Sky
11:15am Music by Zachary Zwahlen and
the First Unitarian Choir
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Gratitude, Joys and Sorrows
The memorial for Jim Goff , husband of Brian Hurlburt , will be held at our church this Saturday, October 21, at 1:00pm . We continue to hold Brian and Jim’s sisters, Janice and Wendy, in our hearts.

Please hold the family of church member Peter Cardegna in your thoughts and prayers. Peter died from a short but serious illness. His Celebration of Life will be held at the First Universalist Church on Clinton Avenue this Saturday, October 21, at 2:00pm .

Please also hold Eleanor Porter in your hearts. Eleanor’s oldest son, John, died this month of lung cancer.

"To live in hearts that love is not to die."

If you have a concern about a member of our congregation, please don't hesitate to contact Rev. Tina at
585-271-9070 x104.
Happening This Week
Are you interested in meeting new people? Do you want to make a deeper connection with our church? Please join our welcome team in service to our beloved community by attending a Welcome Team Breakfast and Hospitality Orientation this Sunday at 8:30am.
This Sunday, all parents and grandparents are welcome to come learn about and practice mindfulness and non-violent communication with others in an open and supportive environment at Parenting as Spiritual Practice .

This Sunday, after both services, we will be offering Our Common Life , a class to learn more about what is involved in being part of a UU congregation, specifically as a parent. Children are welcome.

Our church bookstore will be open this Sunday, 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Roof construction is underway! Until further notice, the south parking lot is unavailable for church use. Also note that the back door is to be used as an emergency exit only.
Calls to Action
Please stop by the table in the Williams Gallery after services this Sunday to sign a letter regarding Advocacy to Support Monroe County funding of Preventive Services .

The Black Lives Matter/Youth Lives Matter Task Force will meet for an update on the statewide effort to reduce excessive solitary confinement. Two activists from Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) will tell us about the HALT Solitary Confinement Act and help us organize support in Rochester. 

Roc/ACTS Public Action Meeting and Potluck Supper will be held on Thursday, November 2.
Soul Assembly is awesome , and even more awesome with a rockin' coffee hour! We are looking for approximately eight volunteers to provide a plate of refreshments at each monthly service. 

Our Social Justice Ministry and the Investments Committee jointly present Socially Responsible Investing for Our Church and for Our Lives , a presentation on how our church is aligning our investments with our values, and how you can do the same.
The Environmental Climate Task Force is hoping to offer a seed library next year and so need to build a seed base.

Toiletries such as soap, deodorant and shampoo are needed at the Brighton Food Cupboard .

The Social Justice and School Partnership committees need homemade soup to sell at the next Benefits Boutique .

Another Green Tip from Your Environmental Climate Task Force .
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Other News and Reminders
Our events calendar is online! Be sure to view it often and keep up with all the activities happening at our church!

FUUn Bunch meets this month at Gigi’s Italian Restaurant.
Meditation Classes with Jan Cook begin Tuesday, October 31 and run through Wednesday, December 20.

The First Wednesday Book Group will next discuss Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo. Looking ahead to December 6, the book selection will be Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital by David Oshinsky.
Have you attended UU101 and are ready to find your place at our church?
UUs Reading Non-Fiction will next discuss The Making of Donald Trump , by investigative journalist and author David Cay Johnston.
Aging Gratefully next discusses "Our Greatest Achievements: What are we most proud of?"

Join in the 55th Anniversary Celebration of our building and for a conversation with our architect Louis Kahn, portrayed by Lew Ward-Baker. 

Did you know that on our website we have audio files of recent sermons ?

First Unitarian Church
220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610   

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