This Week at First Universalist

May 4, 2015


First Universalist Church


First Universalist Church of Rochester, NY



Rev. Celie Katovitch

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Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten

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Director of
Life Span Faith Development:

Michelle Yates

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Office Administrator: 

Kris White

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This Week's Service:
No Matter What

A sermon about Universalism & Mothers' Day. Rev. Celie Katovitch.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Speciesism.  What makes us think we are better than other living beings?  Is there any justification for discrimination against nonhuman animals, based on their species or other irrelevant characteristics?  Beth Ares will lead a discussion of speciesism.
groceries Food Ingathering

The monthly food ingathering is this Sunday. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit The Community Food Cupboard on Nester Street.

This Week at First Universalist




May 6



Announcement Deadline, noon


Adult RE Class, Adult Lounge, 6:30 pm




May 7



e-bulletin Deadline, noon


Eastman Concert Series, Sanctuary, 12:15 pm




May 9



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




May 10



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


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
[email protected]; or call 546-2826.



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 [email protected]


MAY 13: REMEMBERING LAURETTA: Friends of Lauretta Young are invited to gather in the adult lounge on Wednesday May 13 from 6:30 to 8pm to share stories, thoughts and memories about her.  You are welcome to bring snacks and beverages to enjoy.  Brief readings will be presented to open and close our time together.


MAY 31: BOOK GROUP will meet on Sunday, May 31 at noon in the Adult Lounge. This month's book is A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute. In the book, a newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war. Everyone is welcome to attend.  Contact Shirley Bond or Sarah Singal.

Life doesn't make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all. ~Erik Erikson

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