Join us next Sunday
December 13, 2020
10:30am Sunday Service | Do You Hear What I Hear?
As we continue how to care for ourselves and our souls, listening is deeply central to our growth, to the feeding of and tending to our souls. How is this complicated when we are hard of hearing? What are the many ways we can listen?

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
Tuesdays | Drop-In Discussion: Implicit Bias: Have you uncovered yours yet?
(“Unconscious favoritism toward or prejudice against people of a particular race, gender, etc. that influences one's actions or perceptions.” Oxford Dictionaries). Presenter, activist, consultant and teacher, Melissa Parrish. 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. On second Wednesdays, an extra half hour of meditation and sharing will follow the traditional format. An extended time to connect for deep breathing, meditation, singing, and silence. Look on the First Universalist homepage for details and a link, or click the Zoom meeting link on the title of this description!

Staff Holiday Bonus
The Board of Trustees invites you to join in thanking our staff by contributing toward a Holiday bonus for them. If you are able to join in this effort, please mail a check to church, donate online at, or contact for more details. Be sure to label your contribution “staff bonus.” We ask that you send your contribution no later than Sunday, Dec. 13, to allow time for us to process the funds and distribute them to the staff prior to the holiday.

Grief Support Group - 8 Weeks Beginning Jan. 14
A semi-structured support group for congregation members who are experiencing grief, following the loss of beloved family members. The group will be limited to 12 members who are asked to commit to attending all sessions. Facilitated by Theo Munson, Rev. Lane Campbell & Rev. Michelle Yates virtually via Zoom. The group will meet for 8 weeks on Thursday mornings from 10am to 11:30am beginning January 14, 2021. To sign up, please email Rev. Michelle at

Eastman @ Washington Square Update!
Eastman @ WS concerts will be streamed from the Karen Rettner Community Music Center of Messinger Hall in December. Performances are on Thursdays at 12:15pm and will be streamed live!

  • December 10: Flute Duets with Hayley Grainger and Katie Uetz
  • December 17: Letitia Jap, violin and E-Na Song, piano

Nester Street Food Cupboard Collection
Katherine Flynn will collect food for Nester Street on December 19 from 10–10:30am in the Church parking lot. You can pick up your Christmas bag at the same time!

Items Most Needed:
  • Canned meat, hash, stew, tuna   
  • Vegetables: regular and low sodium
  • Peanut butter
  • Soup: regular and low-sodium
  • Baked Beans
  • Fruit: regular and low sugar
  • Milk: canned/ dried
  • Jams and jellies
  • Pasta, potatoes, rice
  • Cereal: hot and cold
  • Soap, personal hygiene products
  • Paper products

Cash is always welcome. Community Food Cupboard of Rochester, Inc. 11 Nester Street, Rochester, NY 14621
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)

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!

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 |