Upcoming Worship

Sunday, December 24, 2017
Christmas Eve services:
3:30pm - for families with young children
7:00pm - with music by Orange Sky
9:30pm - traditional candlelight service
Plate collections at all services will help support the Minister's Grace Fund

Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 10:00am
Rev. Libby Moore, preaching
Shadia McAnally, worship associate
Plate collection will help support the University of Rochester,
Social Work Division, Women's Compassion Fund 
Gratitudes, Joys and Sorrows

Mary and Tom Jones will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on December 22, an anniversary date shared with Jack and Sandy Maniloff , and Linda and Dave Friedman . Congratulations to all!
If you have a concern about a member of our congregation, please don't hesitate to contact Rev. Tina at 585-271-9070 x104.

This week's newsletter covers events
through Thursday, January 4, 2018 .
There will be no newsletter sent the week of December 25.

Happening this Week and Next
Solstice Meditation "Solstice Turning Inward" will be Thursday, December 21, 6:30-8:00pm. No meditation experience necessary, only an open heart. Please RSVP to livingandworking.info@gmail.com .

" Within each of us there is a silence
—a silence as vast as a universe.
We are afraid of it…and we long for it.
When we experience that silence, we remember
who we are…." Gunilla Norris

The Church Office will be closed next Monday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. There will be limited staff and reduced hours next Tuesday through Friday, with the office open 4:30-8:00pm. On Tuesday, January 2, the Church Office will re-open at the regular business hours of 10:00am-2:00pm, and 4:30-8:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Youth Group alumni are invited to come back and enjoy a good old Youth Group Alumni Reunion Potluck on Wednesday, December 27, 5:00-9:00pm .
Meditation for Beginners led by Rev. Joy Collins starts Thursday, January 4, 5:30–6:30pm.  For questions, or to sign up, email Joy at  joy@revjoycollins.com  or call 585-749-0695.
Calls to Action
Has the Nominating Committee heard from you? There is still time!

First Unitarian’s Plate Committee will meet on Thursday, January 4 to schedule plate collections for the New Year. Information and submission forms can be found here .

Last call for the Brighton Food Cupboard in 2017: Bring a Christmas gift of a food item to the Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve services.

Here's a Kitchen Green Tip from the Environmental Task Force.
Other News and Reminders
Café Veritas brings together four local artists to blend their talents and love of music all on one stage, Saturday, January 6, 7:30pm.

Nature’s Beauty by Photographer Joe Woody is now showing in the Williams Gallery.

Beginning Meditation with Jan Cook starts Wednesday, January 10.

Youth Group is sponsoring a blood drive here on Sunday, January 14, 9:00am-2:00pm. Click here to schedule an appointment.
First Unitarian Church
220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610   

Church Office is open
Dec. 26-29, 4:30-8:00pm

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