Tuesdays | Drop-In Discussion
Drop-In Discussions are virtual! 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 discussion titles!
The word "abortion" does not appear in any translation of the Bible. Still, let’s look at the scriptures most often cited on both sides of the abortion debate to try to understand the biblical perspective. Rev. Michelle Yates, Minister of Life Span Development presents.
The First Principle of Unitarian Universalist is affirmation of the inherent worth and dignity of every person. But what do we mean by "dignity"? "Worth"? "Inherent"? Phil Ebersole will lead a discussion.
Weekly Midweek Meditation sessions are back up each Wednesday at 11:30am! On second Wednesdays, we hold an extended Midweek Meditation, with an extra half hour of sharing and meditation following the traditional format. A time to connect for deep breathing, meditation, singing, and silence. Look on the First Universalist homepage
for details and a link!
Thursday, Nov. 18 | Eastman at Washington Square
Upper Classmen Wind Quintets
Eastman at Washington Square Concerts take place on Thursdays at 12:15 to 12:45pm in our sanctuary. November 18 is "Upper Classmen Wind Quintets": Enjoy another round of students coached by Anne Harrow performing music written by Paul Taffanel and the Imani Winds’ Valerie Coleman. Admission is free! Please wear a mask and do not bring food or drink into the sanctuary with you.
Nov. 21 | Food Ingathering for Nester Food Cupboard
Food Ingathering for the Community Food Cupboard of Rochester on Nester Street during the service on November 21. Food items, toiletries, paper products, and cash are most welcome.
Nov. 25 | Union Thanksgiving Day Service
Where: Temple B'rith Kodesh
When: November 25 at 11am
Rev. Shari from First Unitarian will be preaching and the service will feature an interfaith reading of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving address.
Can you help the garden committee?
As you tidy up your garage or gardening corner, maybe you could help out the church gardens. Do you have any extra mulch, seasoned compost, soil, or potting soil? Any extra lumber for repairing or rebuilding our raised beds? Any large planters? And any plants that need thinning? We could use some asters, purple cone flowers, butterfly weed, or late blooming cranesbill geraniums, late blooming anemones, hardy chrysanthemums. Contact us at Garden@uuroc.org
Small Group Ministry Openings: Opportunities for Connection
Small Group Ministry is designed to foster connection, caring, spiritual growth and development, and to strengthen the fabric of our church community by exploring various topics.
Participants commit to attending a series of about six sessions. Sometimes, individuals continue with the same group for longer periods of time. Each group is led by a trained facilitator and will meet either via Zoom or outside in someone's yard.
Two of our Small Group Ministry groups have openings for new members starting immediately!
- Every other Monday at 1pm
- Every other Thursday at 7pm
Interested in joining a group? Take a look at the description on our website (uuroc.org
) under the “Connect” tab, and complete the survey
regarding your interest and availability. Email questions to Rev. Michelle at SGM@uuroc.org
Multi-Platform Worship Feedback Form!
How was worship for you this past two Sundays? We would love to hear more about your experience! Please click here
to access our feedback form!
Staff Bonus Collection Time!
The collection for this year's staff bonuses will be on Sunday, December 5. If you are unable to attend the service on 12/5 and want to contribute; we ask you to please do so by contributing online (choose “2021 Staff Bonus from the dropdown menu) or send a check to the church (write "Staff Bonus" in the memo line). All monies should be received by Friday, December 10.