Join us next Sunday
June 20, 2021
Join in First Universalist's annual observance of the Flower Communion, a time to celebrate the diversity of our community and to honor the seasons. This year's Flower Communion also falls on Summer Solstice. Come, bring a flower for our first hybrid, in-person, outdoor and online service at the Riverbend Shelter in Genesee Valley Park. If the weather is not good, service will be held entirely virtually.

Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell


Due to COVID-19 we will be holding most of our worship services online for the foreseeable future. Over the summer we will be holding several in-person outdoor worship services on 6/20, 7/18, 8/8.
Upcoming Events &
Additional Announcements
Tuesdays | Drop-In Discussion: Farmworker Rights, Dignity, and Opportunities
The Farmworker’s Rights Act that recently passed, community issues and ally actions. Shawn Tallant, Rural & Migrant Ministries, Lyons, 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.  

June 19 | Juneteenth Fundraiser
A fund-raiser for the Civil Rights Heritage Site is coming up this month: A celebration/observance of Juneteenth will be held virtually and/or in person. This 5K walk or run can be accomplished by you any time and any place from now until June 19th at Midnight. OR: you can join others at Genesee Valley Park in this 5K Walk/Run. (Find the group at the Riverbend Shelter, beginning at 1:00 on June 19th. As you know, the heritage site is being developed by Spiritus Christi Anti-Racism Coalition and its partners which include our FIRE team’s efforts. First Universalist is gathering its own team — find us by registering at (It’s just $10 for a virtual “ticket”; $25 for joining in with others at the park)

From the Nominating Committee
Anyone interested in attending the (virtual) UUA General Assembly, June 23-27, or serving as a delegate, please send a note to More information about GA is available on the UUA website.
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!

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 |