This Week at First Universalist
June 20, 2016
This Week's Service
Sunday, June 26
10:00 a.m. Service:  It isn’t About YOU. We all have fragile egos, and nagging insecurities. But we don’t loom anywhere nearly as large in the psyches of others as we hope, or fear. We will explore the liberating aspects of being insignificant. — Summer Minister, Peter House

11:15 a.m. Drop-in Discussion:  Success and Luck. How much success is due to hard work, how much to ability and how much to luck? Bill Elwell will lead a discussion.
Upcoming Events
General Assembly - June 22-26

Interested in what goes on at General Assembly, but can't go this year? We will live stream several of the key events on the big screen at church including the Ware Lecture (Krista Tippett), the Service of the Living Tradition, some workshops and Plenary sessions. Click here to see the full schedule of events

Join us For RAIHN* Week

During the week of July 10-17th, we will provide temporarily homeless families a safe place to stay at First Universalist Church. If you'd like to help, sign up in the lounge after church on Sunday, or contact Chris DeGolyer,, Marti Eggers,, or Sarah Singal,

If you would like to learn more before volunteering, we have opportunities to "shadow" experienced volunteers.

 *Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network: helping homeless families achieve sustainable independence 

Additional Announcements

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS:  Summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM - 3:15 PM.  The office is closed on Fridays.

CLARA'S CUPBOARD:  Please note that the Grand Opening of Clara's Cupboard (previously scheduled for Monday, June 20th) has been rescheduled for a future date to be announced.  Stay tuned!

LIBRARY TO OPEN TWO SUNDAYS IN SUMMER: The First Universalist Church library and bookstore will be open two Sundays during the summer for browsing, borrowing and buying.  Keith Stott will be the librarian on Sunday, July 17, and Shirley Bond will be the librarian on Sunday, August 14.
SAVE THE DATE: July 16th at 1:00pm is the 2016 Pride Parade! To march with us, sign up on the Clara Lounge bulletin board, or contact Connie Valk at for more details.  

LOST AND FOUND: The lost and found box is in the Clara Barton Lounge. Please take a look to see if anything in it belongs to you. Unclaimed items will be donated after June 26.

This Week's Calendar of Events

The Church Office will be closed Monday, June 13 - Friday, June 17.

Tuesday, June 21

  • Board Meeting, 2nd Floor Lounge, 7 pm

Wednesday, June 22

  • General Assembly - through Sunday, June 26
  • Paper Our Outlook Submission Deadline, noon

Saturday, June 25

  • SNYP AA, Clara Barton Lounge and 2nd Floor Lounge (rental), 8 pm 

Sunday, June 26

  • Summer Service, Sanctuary, 10 am
  • Refreshments, Clara Barton Lounge, 11 am
  • Drop-In Discussion, Second Floor Lounge, 11:15 am
Thank you for keeping us updated, both when you schedule events and when you need to cancel one!  Please continue to do so.  Send news of your events to; or call 546-2826.
Minister:   Rev. Celie Katovitch 

Director of Life Span Faith Development:   Michelle Yates 
Office Administrator:  Melissa Davies
Contact Us
150 S. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-2826

Office Hours:   Monday-Friday,  9:30-2:30