Join us next Sunday
February 7, 2021
10:30am Sunday Service | Getting Into Our Bodies
Worshipping over Zoom has presented unique challenges to the embodied parts of worshipping together. No longer are we standing and sitting in our bodies in a room next to one another. Let us take this month's theme as a cue to have a service with intentional focus on our bodies. There will be a dance party at the end!!

Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell

Due to COVID-19 we will be holding our worship services online
for the foreseeable future. We will hold on-line services
each Sunday at 10:30am (our regular worship time).
Upcoming Events &
Additional Announcements
People who ostensibly who took an oath to protect, preserve, etc.? Family members, those who act to support such anti-democratic action? People who are opposed to helping the poor, the homeless, the victims of violence? Those who openly call for violence, to take up guns against me and other liberals? Bill Elwell presents. Drop-In Discussions are virtual now! We meet on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm. Look on the First Universalist homepage for details and a link, or click the Zoom meeting link on the title of this description!

Wednesdays | Midweek Meditation
First Universalist Church will be hosting Midweek Meditation services with Rev. Lane and Rev. Michelle on Wednesdays from 11:30am-noon. A time to connect for deep breathing, meditation, singing, and silence. On second Wednesdays, an extra half hour of sharing will follow the traditional format. Look on the First Universalist homepage for details and a link, or click the Zoom meeting link on the title of this description!

Auction Amnesty | Thank You!
Thank you, thank you! Our Auction Amnesty celebration was fun, and we raised some funds to support our church’s programs! We’ll report the total when we’ve finished the tally. Many thanks to our Auction chairs Katherine Flynn and Paula Marchese, and to all
who made this virtual event possible!

Finance Update
We are now more than halfway through the 2020-21 fiscal year, and I’m pleased to report that things are going well. Although our income and expenses are always somewhat different from what we had planned, we are “in the black” overall. If you’d like more detail, we’re happy to share! Email Ann Rhody at Thank you to all who help to keep the church financially healthy!

Join all 3 local Unitarian Universalist Churches (First Universalist, First Unitarian and Canandaigua) for an information session about what Rochester's own Police Accountability Board is up to and what their plans are moving forward. We will be joined by the Chair of the Police Accountability Board, Shani Wilson, as well as its Executive Director, Conor Dwyer Reynolds. They will be here to answer questions, to share information, and to talk about ways our support is needed for further police accountability in the city of Rochester.

Feb. 21 | The Jim and Eunice Eckberg Racial Justice Memorial Film Series| “Twelve Years a Slave”
Please Note – change in film choice – This film “drives straight into the heart of the cruelties of oppression” (the NYTimes) and was Academy Award Best Picture Winner. Discussion, led by Melissa Parrish, will be held from 2-3:30pm. Please preview the film: It can be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Look on the First Universalist homepage for more details and the Zoom link!
Joys & Sorrows
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Thank you!

  • A Joy from Marti Eggers: I received my first COVID vaccine on Saturday. Totally unexpected! Second appointment already set up. I never thought I would be excited about receiving an injection!

  • A sorrow from Patti Goodwin: My friend Bev Groden died last Monday from Covid. I watched her Zoom memorial from Temple Sinai on Thursday AM. My one gladness was that I helped her finish her granddaughter’s quilt, and she gave it to her before she got sick and died.  


Rev. Lane Campbell,

Rev. Michelle Yates,
Minister of Life Span Faith Development
(585) 310-2484

Brock Tjosvold,
Director of Music

Emma Barry,
Office Manager
150 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-2826 |