Upcoming Worship Services

Sunday, August 27 at 10:00am
"Stumbling on the Journey"
Thom Snell, preaching
Ahlia Kitwana, co-leading 

Sunday, September 3 at 10:00am
UU Buddhist Fellowship, preaching
Rev. Tina Simson, co-leading

Here are the latest opportunities to stay informed, strengthen
your faith, and connect with the community:
Gratitude, Joys and Sorrows

Thanks to Bi-Fri’s Dave Schwartz and Howard Cone for offering their expertise, tools, labor, mentoring and love for our youth community in helping them transform Room 224 in a more welcoming, cabin-like space! The Bi-Fri team also took on an even larger project, refinishing the exterior doors around the church. Pictured above is a before and after shot of their work on the back door. Magnificent job! Thank you Bi-Fri’s for all you do!   

We are sad to share that Jacque Cady recently died of pancreatic cancer. A memorial will be held at First Universalist Church on Clinton Ave. on Saturday, September 2 at 10:30am .

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

Roof Update
Roof work begins Monday, August 28, and the equipment has started to arrive. The staff parking lot is closed until further notice. Please do not attempt to park there at all; use the main lot or Winton Road.

A Blood Drive will be held in the Williams Gallery on Tuesday, August 29, 1:00-6:00pm . Look for posters around the church. There will be a $5 Target e-gift card given to donors. Go to redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment or contact Suzy Farrell at suzmacefa@gmail.com or 585-747-6379.
Please be sure your children our grandchildren are registered for Religious Education (6 months through 18yrs)!
First Unitarian members and friends have enjoyed a weekend getaway at Unirondack for over 20 years.  Click here to learn more.
Calls to Action!

We are seeking an individual to become our Volunteer Coordinator: Social Justice and School Partnership Click here to review the current opening and advise us if you are interested in exploring this important role further with our selection committee comprised of Church staff and members. If you are interested, please apply online via Indeed

Seeking a Director of Early Childhood for our Religious Education program, to provide safe, loving, consistent childcare and Unitarian Universalist teaching for young children. To learn more or apply, click here.

The Brighton Food Cupboard needs your donations. We hear "Oh I keep forgetting" too often when people see the food cart. So put a can or box in the cart so it will be there on Sunday. Cereal, canned milk, juice as well as any of the usual suspects would be welcome. 
Other News and Reminders

Who are the Bi-Fri's? They are a caring group of mostly golden agers, who provide volunteer labor and skills for the church. The group had its origins from Roger Coakley, a very energetic and extremely helpful volunteer. Later, the group was formalized by the late Bob Brennan as a helpful, social group that made small repairs around the church. The concept was formally adopted by the Board of Trustees in November of 1995, when the group was officially acknowledged as the Bi-Fri Social Club. In the past 20-odd years, they have worked on many projects, large and small, generally doing small repairs or projects that frequently go unnoticed. Over the years, Bi-Friers have saved the church many thousands of dollars in repairs that would otherwise have been hired out. There is a tool room in the basement that is fairly well equipped, and many times volunteers will bring their own resources when needed.

This is a large church with a number of needs, and we could use more energy and help. Generally we meet the first and third Friday of each month (Bi-Fridays). If you would like to help, or would like more information, please call Dave Schwardt at 585-671-6670. Or, if you have an expertise that could help the maintenance of this church, the Bi-Friers would like to know about it.

Homecoming Services will be Sunday, September 10 at 9:30am and 11:15am .

View the complete list ing the church's upcoming event on our  online events calendar!
First Unitarian Church
220 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14610   

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