Join us next Sunday
December 26, 2021
Fully Virtual Sunday Service:
In many traditions, the deities of dark and death are not necessarily evil. They may look menacing, but have a much richer story. Let's cast a light on the stories of the Dark Mother and Trickster, and perhaps find the hope we have been looking for.

Speaker: Rev. Michelle Yates

Note: This service will be held entirely over Zoom, with no in-person aspect!
Connecting:

Via Zoom:

Via phone:
Dial 1-646-558-8656,
and enter the
Meeting ID: 131-764-422
Worship Service Video: 12/19/21
Let the Sun Shine In
with Rev. Lane Campbell

Multi-Platform Worship Feedback Form!
How was worship for you this past few Sundays? We would love to hear more about your experience!
Please click here to access our feedback form!
Upcoming Events &
Additional Announcements
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 in this blurb title!

- This Week: Winter Solstice with Rev. Lane
Come to hear stories, share stories, and share experiences with the observance of the winter solstice. New to winter solstice? No problem; this will be a time for learning as well as asking questions.

- Next Week: Open Topic
What is on your mind and in your heart just now? First Universalist is worshipping on-line and in-person, we are passing through the holiday season and facing yet another Rochester winter. Join us for the sharing of thoughts and inspired conversation.

Wednesdays | Midweek Meditation
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!
Midweek meditation is cancelled on December 29 and will resume in the new year on January 5!

Multi-Platform Worship Feedback Form!
How was worship for you these past few Sundays? We would love to hear more about your experience! Please click here to access our feedback form!

Sign up to be an Usher and/or Greeter in-person!
Since we are back in the building, we are in need of in-person Ushers and Greeters! Sign up to be an in-person usher and/or greeter here: https://signup.com/go/WRqPsjC

Have You Gotten Your Booster Shot?
Our Covid Task Force continues to have the safety of our congregation its focus. Our church reopening has gone smoothly thanks to your care and cooperation. To sustain this progress, and in line with CDC recommendations, your First Universalist COVID Taskforce urges you get boostered up!

Wow, and Thank You!
Due to your generosity, each of our staff members will be receiving a meaningful bonus to help make their holiday season a bit brighter. As one member put it, "I am proud to be part of such a generous congregation with such high regard for our wonderful staff!"

Will You Be Joining Us Online for Christmas Eve?
Our online attendees will be invited to be our Angels in the No-Rehearsal Christmas play. Stop by the church on Thursday, December 23rd between 3-6pm to pick up your candle, Halo, and cookies! Rev. Michelle is coordinating (edu@uuroc.org).
Joys & Sorrows
Please send your Joys and Sorrows to be read at our Sunday Worship service to JoysandSorrows@uuroc.org.

Note: When you email a joy or sorrow to us, you are giving us permission to read it aloud at our Sunday service and possibly publish it in this weekly email. Thank you!
To submit an item for 'This Week' at First Universalist
please e-mail it to: office@uuroc.org 
(no later than noon on Wednesday of the week prior to publication)
Staff:

Rev. Lane Campbell,
Minister

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 | office@uuroc.org