This Week at First Universalist

April 13 , 2015


First Universalist Church


First Universalist Church of Rochester, NY



Rev. Celie Katovitch


Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten  


Director of
Life Span Faith Development:

Michelle Yates

Office Administrator: 

Kris White
This Week's Service:
Of Specks, Yopps, & Whos

A multigenerational Earth Day / Stewardship Sunday service of story, drama, song, and celebration. Rev. Celie Katovitch.
This Week's Drop-In Discussion:  Facing Evil.  Are there people, such as the Nazi and ISIS leaders, who are completely evil?  Phil Ebersole will lead a discussion on how we should think and act when confronted with evil.

Has YOUR voice been heard?

Stewardship Sunday is here!!


Have you returned your pledge card... your "piece of the pie?"  If so, thank you!  Pledges are by far the largest piece of our income "pie chart"- in fact, they are the reason we can operate at all! So be sure to return your pledge card to church TODAY- and join us this Sunday for a few Stewardship surprises, and a piece of real pie to celebrate our shared commitment.  Let Your Voice be Heard!

Roc for $15


Hear ye! Hear ye!  Please join the nationwide rally and march to support fast food and other workers on April 15.


What : ROC for $15  MASS MARCH AND RALLY to raise wages out of  poverty.

When:  April 15th, 5 PM

Where: Eastman Quad University of Rochester


Every participant counts.  See you there!


Questions?  Call Marie Sidoti at 467-9135.
Train for RAIHN*

Four times a year, temporarily homeless families come to stay at First Universalist for a week. We provide for them a safe place to stay and tasty meals. 


If you'd like to join the volunteers who make this happen, consider attending the next training session at Christ Episcopal Church, 141 East Ave., Rochester on Thursday, April 16th, from 6:30-8:30 PM. The session will cover how RAIHN works, why it's needed, who are the families we serve, and what you need to know to volunteer.


Questions? Ask Sarah Singal (261-3800), Marti Eggers (385-4342), or Christine DeGolyer (461-3616) or check


*Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network: Keeping Families Together, Bringing Families Home

This Week at First Universalist




April 13



Board Meeting, Adult Lounge, 7 pm




April 15



Announcement Deadline, noon




April 16



e-bulletin Deadline, noon


Eastman Concert Series, Sanctuary, 12:15 pm




April 18



SNYP AA, Clara Barton Lounge and Adult Lounge, 8 pm




April 19



Stewardship Sunday


Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 9 am


Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 9:15 am


Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10:30 am


Coffee Hour, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 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.



APRIL 22, 29, & MAY 6: ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: "Articulating Our UU Faith" This three session workshop considers how do we talk about, share or answer questions about our faith as Unitarian Universalists. Wednesday evenings - April 22nd, 29th and May 6th - 6:30-8:00 p.m. RSVP to Michelle at (585)310-2484 or


APRIL 26: BOOK CLUB: April's book choice is Rodrigo's Land written by our very own Steve Farrington. We will meet April 26th at noon in the adult lounge. Join us for this sure to be lively discussion. The author will be present. Contact Sarah Singal or Shirley Bond.

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. ~John Muir 
First Universalist Church | 150 S. Clinton Ave. | Rochester, NY 14604