This Week at First Universalist

June 29, 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:

Clementine Moments

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


This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Bernie for President? Please join us at 11:15 am as Phil Ebersole leads a discussion of Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign for president.


First U building Welcome New Members


Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our congregation.  Shelley Adams and Lois and Greg Baum joined our congregation after the service on June 21st.

pride flag Pride Parade


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

Children's Programming takes the Summer Off,

...But our love for our kids and families does not!!!


 Please let us know if you will be visiting with children during the summer so we can support and welcome you! Email or call Michelle at or 585-310-2484.


The nursery is normally closed for the summer. If you would like to request nursery care in July or August please email by the Wednesday before.


There is no Children's Worship programming during the summer weeks. Please look for Pew Pals bags at the door to the sanctuary to help engage children during service. If your child becomes anxious, you may prefer to listen to the service in the Clara Barton Lounge. The children's corner in the Lounge is supplied with toys, games and other activities.


Our normal nursery and children's programming will resume on Sunday, Sept. 13th at our Ingathering/ Water Ceremony. Have a safe and fabulous summer!!!

thank you Thank You...


My thanks and gratitude to the following individuals who have helped me survive and thrive since my recent surgery: Glenda Brayman, Connie Valk, Eileen Fernandez, Becky Elwell, Newcomb Losh, Paula Marchese, Carol Vyverberg, Beth Ares, and Larry and Jerianne Barnes.  "Service is our prayer" indeed!  Sincerely, Karen Dau

This Week at First Universalist




June 29



Paper Outlook Production, Volunteer Office, 2 pm



July 2


e-bulletin Deadline, noon





July 4



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




July 5



Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10 am


Refreshments, Clara Barton Lounge, 11 am


Drop-In Discussion, Adult 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.



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.


I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.  ~Georgia O'Keeffe
First Universalist Church | 150 S. Clinton Ave. | Rochester, NY 14604