Join us next Sunday
June 13, 2021
10:30am Sunday Service | Addiction and Community
So many in our congregation and beyond have been touched by addiction. And too many have suffered alone. Where do we find connection to a community of folks who understand? How can this church be a place to speak openly and tenderly about our experiences with addiction?

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
RIP Medical Debt has been written up in UUWorld (Summer 2020) and the NY Times (11/28/20) — “Churches are rescuing Americans from crushing medical bills ... churches whose “overarching creed is love!” ” Much of this charity’s work is now being targeted to the impact of the COVID crisis on communities of color. Theo Munson presents. 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 title of this description!

Wednesdays | Midweek Meditation
First Universalist Church will be hosting Midweek Meditation services with Rev. Lane and/or 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!

Calling all gardeners!
Last year’s season our plants were pretty much on their own, but this new season brings safe outdoor socializing while making our church especially attractive and celebrating our interdependence in the web of life! Please contact Sarah at if you are interested in being involved.

June 16 | Night Without a Bed: An FPGROC Event
This event is a social media challenge to raise awareness about the issue of family homelessness. On Saturday, June 26 Family Promise of Greater Rochester invites you and your family and friends to spend the night of June 26 sleeping anywhere without a bed, such as your car, in a tent, or on the living room floor. Take a photo of yourself and your family and share it on social media using the #NightWithoutaBed and #fpgroc hashtags. The #NightWithoutaBed event is also a fundraiser and registration is now open. Visit for more info and links to videos to watch during your Night-without-a-Bed experience.
Family Promise of Greater Rochester (FPGROC): Keeping families together. Getting families home for good.  

From the Nominating Committee
Anyone interested in attending the UUA General Assembly in June or serving as a delegate, please send a note to More information about GA is available on the UUA website. Members will be voting on delegates at the Annual Meeting
Joys & Sorrows
Please send your Joys and Sorrows to be read at our Sunday Worship service to
Note: When you email a joy or sorrow to us, you give us permission to read it aloud at Sunday service and possibly publish it in this weekly email.
Thank you!


  • A sorrow from Norma Sittnick: Jim Sittnick died this past Saturday in the early hours of the morning. Family is coming in this weekend to be with Norma and memorial service plans will be announced to the congregation as soon as they are made. Sending love to all who knew and were touched by Jim and especially sending love to Jim’s three children and to Norma.

  • A sorrow for Johanna Connelly: Please hold in your heart our dear Johanna Connelly, whose firstborn son, Brian (age 53, from WA), died suddenly the day after her birthday, and the second anniversary of her husband's death.

To submit an item for 'This Week' at First Universalist
please e-mail it to: 
(no later than noon on Wednesday of the week prior to publication)

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 |