Join us next Sunday
December 8, 2019

10:30am Sunday Service | What Wondrous Love Is This?
At the heart of Universalism is a deep and abiding love, a universal love accessible to all. In light of this belief in universal love, how are we to live and to act? Let us explore how vast and far-reaching love can go.
Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell

9:15am Drop-in Discussion: The Police Accountability Board Alliance
Each Sunday in the Chalice Room (second floor).
Please join Reverend Wanda Wilson, pastor of Open Arms Fellowship Ministries, for a talk on the Alliance and the successful vote for the establishment of a Police Accountability Board in Rochester, New York. How we can help in this important endeavor? Plan to attend and lend your heart and hope. (Thank you, First Universalist Initiative for Racial Equity – F.I.R.E)
Worship Service Video from 11/24
The Power of We - Reflection
with Rev. Lane Campbell
Upcoming Events & Additional Announcements
Thursday, Dec. 5 | Eastman at Washington Square
Eastman at Washington Square Concerts take place on Thursdays at 12:15 to 12:45pm in our sanctuary. December 5 is " Piano Extravaganza II": Featuring students from the piano studio of Professor Alexander Kobrin. Admission is free! Bring your brown bag lunch and join us.

Sunday, Dec. 15 | UU and You
Have you been a frequent visitor? Curious about the Unitarian Universalist faith and how First Universalist works to fulfill its mission to “nurture our faith and serve the community?” Meet Rev. Lane in the back of the sanctuary after the service on December 15. This is a short orientation session with time for your questions.

Christmas Cookies for the Christmas Eve service
If you are planning on attending the Christmas Eve Service, please consider sharing a dozen Christmas Cookies for coffee hour after the service. Homemade or store bought are all welcome for the celebration!  

Small Group Ministry
There is interest in starting up a new Small Group Ministry in the new year. Interested in joining a group? Take a look at the description on our website under the “connect” tab and then email to learn more.

Annual Treasurer's Report 
The 2018-19 Fiscal year concluded on June 30, and the final accounting and summary is available. If you'd like a copy of the report, we'd be happy to share (we're not making multiple paper copies this year). Just contact Finance Chair Ann Rhody ( and we'd be happy to provide you with one!

Social Justice Project: Collection for Batavia Backpack Project with Los Samaritanos
As a social justice project, our children voted to create Dignity Bags for those released from the Batavia Detention Center. They will assemble these bags at a Family night in January, but are asking for content donations until then. Items can be left in the food collection baskets in the sanctuary.
Items needed: backpacks (can be used, but appropriate for an adult), non-perishable packaged snacks, combs, travel toothbrushes and toothpastes, wet wipes and/or hand sanitizers, small packets of tissues, sturdy envelopes for important papers, empty reusable water bottles, $20 in cash/visa gift card for $20, pairs of socks, small notebooks and pens, winter coats, sweatshirts, packet hand warmers, hats and gloves.  Thank you!
Joys & Sorrows
from 11/24
  • RAIHN Coordinators: "It was a joy that our congregation provided safe shelter, good food, and company to three temporarily homeless families a few weeks ago."
  • Charlie Courtsal: "After sharing photos and emails with the Organ Historical Society, our Hope-Hones organ has finally been declared a historical landmark; the end of a process that began in 1994!"
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 ,
(585) 325-5092

Rev. Michelle Yates ,
Minister of Life Span Faith Development
(585) 310-2484

Brock Tjosvold ,
Director of Music
(585) 546-2826

Emma Barry ,
Office Administrator
(585) 546-2826

Brandon Fagan ,
(585) 546-2826
150 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-2826 |