Join us this Sunday
September 30, 2018

10:30 am Morning Service:   September 30, 10:30 am | The Project Team will present The First Americans: In Their Own Voices. We will listen to the written testimony of Native Americans and hear their thoughts and experiences.

9:15 am Drop In Discussion: September 30 – 9:15 am | Don't Worry -- Be Happy: Discouraged? Anxious? Depressed? Stressed? We will share and shred our troubles, get silly, and leave laughing. A feel-good session you don’t want to miss. Beth Ares will lead the discussion.

The topic for our Drop In Discussion on October 2 will be Race. Is it a Real Divider?  Shelly Adams will lead the discussion.

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 .

Our book selection for September is The Lightkeepers by Abbi Geni. This book has a little something for everyone's taste. A truly interesting and thought provoking read. Please join us September 30 at 12:15 pm in the Chalice Room located on the 2nd floor. It is not necessary to have read the book to join the 
discussion. It helps though! Questions? Contact Shirley Bond or Sarah Singal via .

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
9:00 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.
If you are interested in being a delegate, please contact Nancy Gaede via .

~ 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

FILM DISCUSSION: BlacKkKlansman. Join us for a discussion of the film, Wednesday, September 26 from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm in the Chalice Room. Based on a true story, this film is currently playing in many area theaters. See it before the discussion, or come to find out why you should!
RAIHN* WEEK: Sign-Ups & 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.
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 Street, Rochester. RSVP to Jen Canning, . * R ochester A rea I nterfaith H ospitality N etwork: Keeping families together. Getting families home for good. 
CRIB SHEETS NEEDED FOR RAIHN: It's safer for toddlers to sleep on a crib mattress than on an inflatable bed. We have two standard crib mattresses for our young RAIHN guests but could use standard crib sheets and crib blankets. If you have some that you could donate, they would be very much appreciated. Please let Marti Eggers, Sarah Singal or Chris DeGolyer know via office@uurocorg. Thank you!
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.
PLEASE RETURN:  If you have borrowed Patrisse Khan-Cullor's When They Call You a Terrorist from the church library, please return it as soon as you have finished reading it so that others may borrow it.

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