Join us next Sunday
March 28, 2021
10:30am Sunday Service | Douglass’ Dreams
Frederick Douglass’ dreams of freedom and liberty brought him to Rochester, New York. From 1847-1872, Douglass called Rochester home and lived there longer than anywhere else in his life. Why were his dreams deferred in Rochester rather than realized? As we seek to building a Beloved Community, what wisdom can we glean from Douglass’ dreams?

Speakers: Verdis L. Robinson

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
What does it really mean to waste food? Up to 40% of all food produced goes uneaten, resulting in massive amounts of wasted water, landfill use, climate pollution and other environmental damage. Shelley Adams and Sarah Singal (First Universalist EcoJustice Group) will explain. 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 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!

From the Caring Committee
COVID-19 Vaccines are here. Many of us have already scheduled or received our COVID-19 vaccine; however, getting an appointment can be frustrating. If you are having trouble with the system, these numbers may be helpful: Lifespan: 585-232-3280: Office of the Aging: 585-325-2800 - their offices can provide assistance. The good news is that more vaccine is becoming available and more vaccination venues are opening including Wegmans, CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aide. 

Apr. 18 at 2pm | The Jim and Eunice Eckberg Racial Justice Memorial Film Series| "What Happened, Miss Simone"
Classically trained pianist, dive-bar chanteuse, black power icon and legendary artist Nina Simone lived a life of brutal honesty and musical genius. There are jarring insights into the mother, the activist and the tortured soul at the root of Simone's career, but it's the legendary songstress who ultimately shines through. Please preview the film: It can be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime, then join the virtual discussion! Look on the First Universalist homepage ( for more details and the Zoom link!

Stewardship 2021: Celebrate with Pie! Whoopie!
It has become a tradition for us to celebrate Stewardship Sunday with pie… and whoopie, we’ve found a way to do it, even this year! On Saturday, April 10, from 11am to noon, we will be hosting “Park and Pie.” All members and friends are invited to stop by the church parking lot and pick up an individually wrapped Whoopie Pie to safely celebrate the part we all play in supporting our church. We will be available to take any last minute pledge cards, but please come pick up a pie, even if you haven’t pledged. Our celebration is for everyone! Check out our Stewardship 101 video here! Stewardship Sunday is April 11.
Joys & Sorrows

  • A Joy from Susan Reedy and MaryKaye Keenehan: We celebrated our 32nd anniversary this week.


  • A Sorrow from Dolores DaLomba: The death of Tim Mullins’ 97-year-old mother. She died peacefully on Friday, March 12, 2021. Family members Zoomed and others visited from Pennsylvania the two days before. Her eldest daughter and son (Tim) were present when she passed, along with her second loving family, the memory caregivers at the Friendly Home where she had resided since 2019. She was a mother of seven, grandmother of twelve, great-grandmother of four. She will be missed by many.
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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 |