Join us this Sunday
October 7, 2018

10:30 am Morning Service:   October 7, 10:30 am | Cultivating Abundance . An attitude of abundance often comes from appreciating what we have, the steady cultivation of hope, and the belief that this too shall pass. How are we living in abundant yes versus scarce no? How can we embrace the opportunity to believe that more is possible?
—Rev. Lane Campbell

9:15 am Drop In Discussion: October 7 – 9:15 am | Race. Is it a Real Divider?  We will discuss current genetic and scientific theories regarding race, and the social implications. Shelley Adams will lead the discussion.

On October 14 Kate Fleury will lead the discussion on Healthy Buildings .

Upcoming Events


Office Hours Are:
Tuesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: Study Day. Open hours will be held at a coffee shop (TBD)
Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(585) 325-5092

Rev. Lane is here! And she would like to make time to meet with YOU! Yes, you. In her first couple of months, she would like to make time one-to-one with all of the members of First Universalist to get to know you a bit. Sign-up sheets will be available on the bulletin board just outside the Sanctuary. Please sign up! You may also contact her at .

October's Book Group pick is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. A true story about the Osage tribe murders and the birth of the FBI. Please join us October 28 at 12 noon in the Chalice Room for lively discussion of this well
researched not to mention riveting  book. Questions? Please see Shirley Bond or Sarah Singal.

As part of beginning a new ministry with us, First Universalist is hosting a Ministerial Start-Up Workshop Weekend event led by UUA Congregational Life Staff, Rev. Renee Ruchotzke. All are invited to a potluck dinner on Friday, October 12 from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm, to tell stories about the congregation and to explore the history of First Universalists. Board members and committee chairs will join for a workshop on Saturday, October 13 from
8:30 am until 2:00 pm. All will finish on Sunday, October 14 with a dialogue sermon between Rev. Renee Ruchotzke and Rev. Lane Campbell in worship at 10:30 am. Come and be a part of the start of Rev. Lane's ministry!


This year's convention will be held in Syracuse on October 19 and 20. Information about the conference can be found at . It is also posted on the bulletin board outside of the church office.

~ From the Caring Committee ~
Keep These People In Your
Prayers & Meditations

Eleanor Siegfried is now permanently at Monroe Community Hospital and welcomes cards, calls and visits.

Reach out to Jessie Werner at The Hurlbut Nursing Home, 1177 E. Henrietta Rd., Rm. 73A, Rochester, NY 14623. She would appreciate cards and visits.

Lillian Kellogg and Eleanor Chaffee are now at the Rochester Presbyterian Home in Fairport, on Crossing Creek. Cards welcome.

Additional Announcements

GOOD NEWS FROM FINANCE: We are back in the black! We are happy to report that, due to some last-minute pledge payments, our final numbers for the 2017 -- 2018 fiscal year (ended June 30, 2018) now show a small surplus of about $700, rather than the large deficit we anticipated when the congregation met in June. Thanks so much to all who completed their pledge payments to make this possible! Complete fiscal year figures will be available in the Treasurer’s report to be produced in mid October.
RAIHN* WEEK: Sign-ups and Training. During RAIHN Week October 21 -- 28, we will turn our church into a home for temporarily homeless families. We'll convert our classrooms into bedrooms, cook meals, stay overnight, and provide other help. To join our volunteer team, sign up in the lounge after church on Sunday, or contact Chris DeGolyer, via with questions. If you'd like to learn more before volunteering, we have opportunities to "shadow" experienced volunteers.

TRAIN FOR RAIHN: If you haven't trained before, attend a two-hour orientation about putting the RAIHN philosophy into action on Thursday, October 11, at 6:30 pm at the Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St., Rochester. RSVP to Jen Canning , .

RUNNING FOR RAIHN: On October 20, Jodi Reynolds will lace up her shoes and run in the ROCtoberfest 5k Race to raise funds for RAIHN. Like to run? Join her by signing up at . Not a runner? You can still join in by donating online at or sign up on the bulletin board by the piano in the Clara Barton Lounge.

* Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network: keeping families together. Getting families home for good. 
PEACE VIGIL: Join us Sundays at noon until 1:00 pm at the intersection of Goodman Street and East Avenue. Rain, snow or shine. We began in 2002, before the invasion and occupation of Iraq, and have continued weekly since 2003. Make your sign, or use one of ours. For questions, call Hal Bauer at (585) 335-2623, or ask Rev. Lane about her August 2018 vigil experience.
CHURCH LIBRARY & BOOKSTORE HOURS: The First Universalist Church library and bookstore are open each Sunday during MOCHA (coffee hour) for browsing, borrowing and buying. We have new books for sale at half price, donated books for sale for 50 cents, free children's books and a free magazine exchange, as well as a lending library for members and regular attenders.

New Library Committee Member: The Library committee welcomes
Janet Clarke-Hazlett as its newest member.

To submit an item for 'This Week' at First Universalist
no later than Wednesday at noon.   
Rev. Lane Campbell , Minister
(585) 325-5092

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

Mr. Brock Tjosvold , Director of Music
(585) 546-2826

Andrea Lewis , Office Administrator / Editor
(585) 546-2826

150 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604 (585) 546-2826