This Weekend
"Bridging Journeys"
Ahlia Kitwana, Opening Words and Meditation
Rita Capezzi, Preaching

Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 10:00am
Music by Zachary Zwahlen

This, week our plate collection will help support

Next Weekend
Rev. Tina Simson, Preaching
Otto Cuyler, Co-Leading
Sunday's Sermon
Bridging Journeys
Within a community where you are known and comfortable, you might not have to make many, if any, personal changes. But those communities can become isolated bubbles. What personal journeys might you have to take in order to be open to the new?
Rita Capezzi is in her third and final year of seminary at Meadville Lombard Theological School, is a candidate for Ministry with the UUA, and serves as a ministerial intern at the UU Church of Canandaigua (supervised by Rev. Joel!). In a former life, Rita was an English professor at Canisius College in Buffalo.
This service features thematic music by Rita's daughter, Helen Lowry, a graduate of SUNY Fredonia and alto soloist and section leader at Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, NY. Helen is accompanied by Paul Zanolli, a professor of Mathematics at Erie Community College, member of the Buffalo church's Music Ministry Team, and an accomplished musician on more than one instrument.
Joys & Sorrows
Let Us Keep You In Our Thoughts and Prayers
If you have a concern about a member of our congregation, please don't hesitate to contact Rev. Tina at 585-271-9070 x104.
Upcoming Events & News
Vipassana Meditation
Vipassana, from the Buddhist tradition, is a simple form of mindfulness and breath awareness.  You need not be familiar with Buddhism or sit on the floor! Participants take part in a 40-minute sit.  All are welcome to join,  every Monday at 7:30pm .
Lost and Found
It's time again to empty our Lost-and-Found. If you think you left something behind, check the Lost-and-Found in the Workroom. It will be emptied, and the contents donated, at the end of August.
Aging Gratefully and Connections As We Age
Aging Gratefully is a discussion group open to anyone aged 60 and above that meets monthly between to discuss topics related to aging. The next meeting is Thursday, August 10, 1:30-3:00pm and the topic is "Establishing and Maintaining Connections As We Age."
Central New York Cluster Revival Gathering
The Central New York Cluster of UU churches will hold a gathering at May Memorial UU Society in Syracuse, NY on August 12, 10:00am-4:00pm. This will be a time to see friends, network around important issues of our faith, be inspired to meet the challenges ahead, and have fun! Bring a dish to pass for the potluck picnic, and outdoor games. More information can be found at CNY Cluster Revival. Look for a flyer in our Lobby, or contact Suzy Farrell.
Blood Drive Coming in August
A blood drive will be held in the Williams Gallery on August 29, 1:00-6:00pm. Look for posters around the church. There will be $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 .
Job Postings Announcement
We are seeking several additional staff to join our Religious Education Program this year.  Please review the current openings here and email Sheila Schuh if you are interested in exploring one of these important roles further with our selection committee, comprised of Church staff and members. 
Church Governance
A draft of the minutes for the June 2017 Congregational Meeting are now available for review here as well as posted on the bulletin board in the Lobby. Please forward any suggested corrections to Don Wilder
Food Cupboard Suggestion
Buy several items, such as food or baby supplies, for the Brighton Cupboard so you have something on hand for several weeks when Sunday comes.  Then don't leave home without it!  For further information, email Alison Wilder or call 585-342-2459. 
Get Connected!
Church Website :  www.rochesterunitarian.org.

Church Office:   585-271-9070 (Monday-Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm), office@rochesterunitarian.org

Newsletter submissions: Send to announcements@rochesterunitarian.org. Next deadline is Tuesday, August 1 at 10:00am. 

Order of Service or Screen announcement submissions:   Send to  announcements@rochesterunitarian.org.  Next deadline is Thursday, August 3, at 1:00pm.

Building usage requests:  Email  office@rochesterunitarian.org .  

For Emergency Pastoral Care:   585-330-9177