This Week at First Universalist

June 22, 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

Summer Services begin. Rev. Peter House.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Bernie for President?   Phil Ebersole will lead a discussion of Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign for president.

sun with glasses Summer Services


Summer services begin this Sunday, June 28. Services will be held at 10 am instead of 10:30. Drop-In Discussions will be held after the service, at 11:15 am. 

Earth Encyclical, June 28


Join a global climate of many faiths on Sunday, June 28th to celebrate Pope Francis' Earth Encyclical.  The Earth Care Team of Presbytery of Genesee Valley and St. Mary's Church extend an invitation to a celebration with song, poetry and readings from the encyclical on the 28th at 12:30 pm at St. Mary's Church, across the park.  All are welcome.

With sadness, we announce that our beloved office administrator, Kris White, will be relocating to North Carolina this summer to be closer to family. Her last day with us will be July 10. We will miss Kris and wish her all good things in this new chapter.  In the meantime, please do stop by the church office to share goodbyes and good wishes between now and mid-July. Thank you, Kris! Our gratitude and blessings go with you.

This Week at First Universalist




June 24



General Assembly


Announcement Deadline, noon


Paper Our Outlook Deadline, noon


Communications Committee Meeting, Off-site, 1:30 pm




June 25


General Assembly


e-bulletin Deadline, noon





June 26



General Assembly


Recital, Sanctuary, 7 pm




June 27



General Assembly


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




June 28



General Assembly


Summer Service, Sanctuary, 10 am


Refreshments, Clara Barton Lounge, 11 am


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


RE Leader Lunch, Off-site, 12:30 pm


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.



JUNE 24-28: GENERAL ASSEMBLY:June 24-28, Portland, OR. The theme is Building a New Way. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. 

"Today, in view of the common good, there is urgent need for politics and economics to enter into a frank dialogue in the service of life, especially human life." -an excerpt from Pope Francis's encyclical on the environment
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