This Week at First Universalist

July 6, 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:
The Limits of Liberalism

Please  join us for this service at 10 am. Rev. Peter House.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Prayer.
 Verdis Robinson will share personal experiences and feelings on how prayer can be transformed and transformative.

Adopt a Room Project


Our beautiful building desperately needs some on-going TLC.  If you would be interested in adopting a room and keeping it clean throughout the year, please join Nancy Gaede in the choir room (2nd floor) for an organizational meeting immediately following the service on July 12.

Unirondack Unirondack Weekend October 2-4, 2015


Please join fellow Rochester UUs for a weekend at Unirondack, the camp in Lowville, NY, owned by our St Lawrence District. The weekend has been organized for many years by members of the First Unitarian Church, and members of First Universalist are also welcome to participate. 


The weekend includes 5 collaboratively prepared meals starting Saturday morning, bunk beds in cabins with electricity and running water (but not heat). Hiking, kayaking/canoeing, crafts, games, quiet time, campfire/sing-along, and other activities shared usually by 50-70 people.


 For more information, 'like' the Rochester Unitarian Unirondack Facebook page or contact MJ Curry at Registration will take place in September; volunteers welcome in the planning process over the summer.

No Standing 

You may have noticed the parking sign on the Court Street side of the church building has been changed to a No Standing sign.

According to, No Standing signs apply to unloading and loading people only, not merchandise. New York law allows you to expeditiously drop off or pick up passengers at this sign, but it doesn't allow you to wait for passengers to arrive or to load or unload merchandise at the curb. The important thing to remember about No Standing signs is that they are "people only" signs, and you could receive a ticket if you don't adhere to this rule. 

According to, parking tickets will be issued for parking in a No Standing zone. 
Janine Casillo is helping a young Afghan interpreter look for a shared housing situation near 725 South Ave. If you are able to help, please email her at

This Week at First Universalist




July 6



Board Meeting, Adult Lounge, 7 pm



July 9


e-bulletin Deadline, noon





July 11



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




July 12



Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10 am


Food Ingathering, Sanctuary, 10:45 am


Refreshments, Clara Barton Lounge, 11 am


Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 11:15 am


Adopt a Room Meeting, Choir Room, 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.



JULY 18: March with us in the Pride Parade down Park Avenue and East Avenue toward the Martin Luther King Park next to our church, with other UUs behind our banner on July 18. Please sign up on the Social Justice bulletin board in the Clara Barton Lounge with your contact information.  Gathering time is noon, and the parade starts at 1:00 PM, but more details -- including car pooling to the parade -- will be shared by those who sign up or email Connie Valk at


JULY 19: Church Library to open two days in summer. The First Universalist Church library and bookstore will be open for browsing, borrowing and buying during coffee hour on July 19 and August 16.

There is no path to peace. Peace is the path. ~Mahatma Gandhi
First Universalist Church | 150 S. Clinton Ave. | Rochester, NY 14604