Join us this Sunday
10:00 a.m. Service:  Nit Picking The Treasurer’s Report.  We live in a culture which places a high value on precision and detail.  But when we become too seduced by them, we lose sight of our very purpose. Peter House, summer minister.

11:15 a.m. Drop-in Discussion:  Urban Agriculture.  Mitch Gruber, an advocate for urban agriculture, will make a presentation and lead a discussion.
Upcoming Events
Clara Barton Lounge Remodel
Please note that the carpet in the Clara Barton Lounge will be getting replaced July 17 - 21.  Please avoid entering the building through the parking lot door during that time, as the lounge will be inaccessible.  If you need to enter the building during business hours (Monday-Thursday, 9-3:15) please ring the bell at the side door on Court Street and Melissa will let you in. Thank you for your patience!

Office Administrator (Temporary)

Our Office Administrator will be out on maternity leave at the end of October and we are looking for someone to fill in for  about eight weeks, starting around Oct 8, 2017. The job is 25 hours per week, from Tuesday to Friday. Please e-mail  for a copy of the job description.  Resume, references and a cover letter should be send to to .  Interviews will take place in September.  Please note:  Members of First Universalist Church are not eligible to apply.
RAIHN Challenge Announced!

A kind friend of First Universalist has offered a generous challenge to help us host our RAIHN guests!  Our friend will match every donation to the RAIHN Discretionary Fund, up to $1500.  If this challenge is fully realized, our fund could increase by $3,000, which would help us to provide more comfort, care, and support for those we serve during our RAIHN host weeks.  To donate, please make your check payable to First Universalist Church and note “RAIHN Challenge” in the memo line.
Additional Announcements

LIBRARY SUMMER SCHEDULE:  Change of plans! The church library and bookstore will be closed until Sept. 10 so as not to get in the way of the renovation of the Clara Barton room. But feel free to take reading material from the free books box, the free magazine exchange rack and the free children's book shelf.

SOCKS &TOWELS SUMMER DONATIONS:  "Homeless Heartbeats" (formerly called Homelessness Task Force) is collecting: SOCKS and TOWELS (used OR new) for footwashing at House of Mercy. There, our own Kate Fleury joins others in washing the feet of those who walk the streets. A soothing foot wash makes such a difference ... for health as well as comfort. Let's help out!  Please donate as you are able:
* Socks and/or Towels (used OR new) ~ any size, any color
* Clara Barton Lounge ~ place in box labeled for this drive
* We will collect all summer long.  HH members will deliver your donations directly to the new House of Mercy on Ormond Street.
Your compassion is greatly appreciated! 

~Lois Baum, Chair

Homeless Heartbeats (formerly Homelessness Task Force)

To submit an item for "This Week at First Universalist", e-mail no later than Thursday at noon.  

Peter House, Summer  Minister

Rev. Michelle Yates, Director of Life Span Faith Development

Stacey Yang, Director of Music

Melissa Davies, Office Administrator
150 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604 | (585) 546-2826 |