Join us next Sunday
January 6, 2019

9:15 AM | Drop-in Discussion Group
Why is it so difficult for white people to talk about racism? Join Project Team members Shelley Adams and Elizabeth Osta for a discussion of the 2018 new book, White Fragility , in which author Robin DiAngelo addresses some of the reasons for this difficulty and what we can do to move forward.

10:30 AM Sunday Service | Unity in the Fires
Fire has the power to unite us as well as burn us out. How do we move from a burnt out feeling to a place of renewal and risk-taking as individuals and as a community? This Sunday we will be launching a new initiative in Religious Education, so don’t miss out on the fun!
— Rev. Lane Campbell
Upcoming Events
Additional Announcements
A DEBUSSY OFFERING: The colorful sound of Claude Debussy with Juli Elliot, soprano and Michelle Steffers, piano

Eastman at Washington Square Concerts Concerts are held at our church at lunch time on Thursdays. Each concert begins at 12:15 pm and ends at approximately 12:45 pm. Admission is free. Bring your brown bag lunch and enjoy.

JANUARY 20-27 | Sign up for RAIHN* Week
During RAIHN Week we will turn our church into a home for temporarily homeless families. We'll convert our classrooms into bedrooms, cook meals, stay overnight, and provide other help. To join our volunteer team, sign up in the lounge after church on Sunday, or contact Chris DeGolyer thru with questions. If you'd like to learn more before volunteering, we have opportunities to "shadow" experienced volunteers.
* Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network:
Keeping families together. Getting families home for good. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 | Cozy Night Supper
Our next Cozy Night Supper will be held January 25, from 5:30–7:30 pm in the Clara Barton Lounge. Our potluck dinner will be from 5:30–6:30. The program from 6:30–7:30 will focus on our church selected theme of racial justice.

Sunday, February 3 | Service Auction
The clock is ticking --- and the Service Auction is coming!  The big fund-raising event is Sunday, February 3, 2019 right after the church service, but NOW is the time to plan! Think about what you might like to donate to the auction --- perhaps a dinner, service, or unique item. (Please remember that the auction is not the place for garage sale or Goodwill items). Donation forms, both hard copy and online, will be available by early January, and there are lots of volunteer opportunities. Contact Service Auction chairs Paula Marchese or Katherine Flynn thru with questions.

O ur Little Library, located in front of our church just off the Clinton Avenue sidewalk, is almost empty. It's not uncommon to see a passer-by browsing through a book that's been made available there. If you have a few books you'd like to donate, please place them directly into the Little Library.
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Rev. Lane Campbell , Minister
(585) 325-5092

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

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

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