This Week at First Universalist

June 8, 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:
In Praise of Slowness

Going against the grain of a fast-paced world. Rev. Celie Katovitch.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Stupidity Theory.  A recent management study, not entirely tongue in cheek, argues that individuals in big organizations must stop thinking critically if the organization is to run smoothly and they are to succeed.  Phil Ebersole will make a presentation and lead a discussion.

Train and Volunteer for RAIHN* 


Our RAIHN Week starts next week (June 14-21), and we still need a few good volunteers! Train for RAIHN this Tuesday, June 9th, 6:30-8:30 PM at First Unitarian Church,  220 S. Winton Rd, Rochester. If you haven't trained, you are still very welcome to help with set up on Sunday, June 14th or clean up on Sunday, June 21; you will get a free lunch. Enjoy camaraderie with your fellow volunteers as you help families make their way to a more permanent home. Please sign up after church or contact Chris DeGolyer ( or 461-3616).

*Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network
groceries Food Ingathering

The monthly food ingathering is this Sunday, June 14. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected to benefit The Community Food Cupboard on Nester Street.
picnic Church Picnic

The church picnic will be held Saturday, June 20, at Lake View Shelter 1 at Webster Park, noon-4 pm. Parking is on the other side of Lake Rd.

What to bring:  A dish to pass (please include a list of ingredients), something to grill, your drinks, and board games, sports equipment (e.g. badminton, Frisbees, bocce sets etc.) The church will provide dishes, utensils, napkins, condiments, and the heated grill.

This Week at First Universalist




June 8



Board Meeting, Adult Lounge, 7 pm



June 10



Announcement Deadline, noon


HTF Meeting, Adult Lounge, 1 pm


RE Wing Painting Meeting, Adult Lounge, 3:30 pm




June 11


e-bulletin Deadline, noon





June 12



Gathering of Men Unirondack



June 13



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


Gathering of Men Unirondack




June 14



Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 9 am


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


Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10:30 am


Food Ingathering, Sanctuary, 10:45 am


Coffee Hour, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 am


Gathering of Men Unirondack


RAIHN Host Week begins


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. 

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu

First Universalist Church | 150 S. Clinton Ave. | Rochester, NY 14604