Monday, Sept. 2 | Labor Day Parade
Those supporting farmworkers’ rights, including our Social Justice Circle “Harvesting Justice”, are getting the royal treatment this year at the Labor Day Parade. Farmworkers and their allies are marching first in line this to honor the Farmworkers’ Rights bill passed by the legislature in Albany. Lineup is 10:15 am on Lawrence St off East Ave. Parking is at 30 N. Union St.
Tuesday, Sept. 17 | Immigration Ministry Presentation
The Immigration Ministry of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester will be holding a presentation by an immigration attorney from the Legal Aid Society, on Tuesday, Sept 17 at 7 PM. Specifics that we will learn are:(1) What should an undocumented person do when confronted by an ICE agent? (2) What can a person who is on the Rapid Response Team do so to assist the undocumented person?
Undocumented immigrants are being victimized in the US.What can we do, here in Rochester, to abate this crisis?
Questions? See Carole Hoffman.
NYSCU Annual Meeting | Oct. 25 & 26
NYSCU NOTES- We’re getting closer to the BIG WEEKEND- The New York State Convention of Universalists annual meeting right here at First Universalist, October 25 and 26. While many of our UU visitors will choose to stay in the conference hotel, some prefer a more personal touch. Do you have a home which could accommodate a guest or two? For each person electing to use the local congregation’s “home hospitality,” the church will receive $40. If you are interested in volunteering your home for the night of October 25, please contact Donna Anderson (585-271-6747), our home hospitality co-chair for the event. Please let us know by Sept. 9!
Project Team Grant
We are pleased to announce that a friend of the church (not a member) has made a very generous challenge grant to support the launch of our church Project Team anti-racism initiative. All gifts made in July and August, up to a total of $2500, will be matched dollar for dollar, so your gift will be doubled! Checks can be made out to First Universalist Church with “church project” on the memo line. Please contact Elizabeth Osta or Theo Munson (Project Team co-chairs) if you have questions! Together we can!
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Summer Programming for Children
Over the summer children, as always, are welcome in service or in Childcare on the second floor with Ms. Carol and Ms. Sundae; this room now has air conditioning! Children's Worship will restart when the church year begins in September.