Upcoming Worship Services

Saturday, December 16 at 5:00pm and 7:30pm
Winter Solstice Services

Please join us for First Unitarian’s Solstice Celebration, Saturday, December 16, at 5:00pm or 7:30pm . We will gather in the Sanctuary with Rev. Joel and Rev. Tina, Sheila Schuh, and Thom Snell and our choir. Members of the Youth Group, RE, and the congregation will offer a deep and inspiring celebration. Together we will find the gifts of darkness and welcome the light that shines in each of us. 

Sunday, December 17

Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve services:
3:30pm - for families with young children
7:00pm - with music by Orange Sky
9:30pm - traditional candlelight service

Sunday, December 31 at 10:00am
Rev. Libby Moore, preaching
Shadia McAnally, worship associate

Gratitudes, Joys and Sorrows
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
Solstice Meditation "Solstice Turning Inward" will be Thursday, December 21, 6:30-8:00pm.

Nature’s Beauty by Photographer Joe Woody is now showing in the Williams Gallery.
Calls to Action
Our Immigration and Refugee Task force urges you to stand with Dolores Bustamante and her supporters at her deportation trial in Buffalo. Details here . Read about Dolores in The New Yorker article, " The Mothers Being Deported by Trump ."

Help spread the word to non-profit organizations in our community that focus on social justice and/or the arts.  Gilbert Spirit Fund p roposals are due by Thursday, February 1.

More Cranberry Sauce and Stuffing are needed at the Brighton Food Cupboard for Christmas Baskets. 
Other News and Reminders
Next week's newsletter, coming out on Thursday, December 21 , will cover events through January 4 . There will be no newsletter sent the week of December 25.
Guided Meditation with Rev. Joy Collins is available to start your New Year!

Is our church building "brooding and deep?" Read Kahn's Corner and find out what a Pulitzer-Prize-winning architectural critic has to say about it.

For details on the Youth Group Alumni Reunion Potluck, click here.
First Unitarian Church
220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610   

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