Join us next Sunday
October 27, 2019

10:30am Sunday Service | We Remember Them
An annual service of remembrance and of grieving together. All are invited to bring a picture or a momento for a shared altar to honor those who have gone from our days. In ritual, song and story let us explore what it means to live with loss.
Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell

9:15am Drop-in Discussion: Certainty of Faith
Each Sunday in the Chalice Room (second floor).
Thomas Potter waited for a preacher for years and was rewarded with John Murray, considered a founder of American Universalism. Presented by David Damico, editor of the Universalist Herald.
Worship Service Video from 10/13
To Atone, To Reconnect
with Rev. Lane Campbell
Upcoming Events & Additional Announcements
Thursday, October 24 | Eastman at Washington Square
Eastman at Washington Square Concerts take place on Thursdays at 12:15 to 12:45pm in our sanctuary. October 24 is " Music for Clarinet & Piano": Eastman alumnus clarinetist Carl Galland, pianist Evelyn Lam, share solo and duo works by Schumann, Brahms, and more. Bring your brown bag lunch and join us.

October 25 & 26 | NYSCU Annual Meeting
NYSCU Notes: It’s Time! Thanks to Charles Courtsal, Karen Dau, Richard Reed, Michael Scott, and Sarah Singal, who will attend the NYSCU Annual Meeting as delegates representing our church! Thanks also to the many volunteers who have signed up to help. The NYSCU Annual Meeting is October 26 right here at church, with a welcome reception and organ event on Friday evening. If you would like to attend the Saturday workshops, registration is required at If you would like to come and hear the keynote speaker, UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, you are not required to register for the conference. After months of planning, we are ready to show off our Rochester UU Hospitality! If you wish to volunteer or prepare a dish to pass, please see Paula Marchese in the CBL after service, or email her at

Saturday, Nov. 2 | Facilitator Training | 9-11:30am
Do you lead a committee, team or task force? Do you facilitate meetings or small group ministry groups? Are you considering taking on this role, but feel you aren't prepared. Let's review some basics and do some troubleshooting together. RSVP, email topics you hope will be covered and need for childcare to Rev. Michelle at Coffee and snacks will be out at 8:30am.

Thursday, November 7 | Harvesting Justice Social Justice Circle
Join with others in the Interfaith Community at Temple B’rith Kodesh to celebrate passage of the Farmworkers’ Rights Bill. Contact for details.  

Sign Up for RAIHN* Week Nov 10-17
During RAIHN Week, November 10-17, 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, 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.

Please check your hiding spaces at home for When they Call You a Terrorist, copy #4 by Patrisse Kahn-Cullers. It is part of a collection of books donated by FIRE. If found, please return to the basket on the library desk. 
Joys & Sorrows
from 10/13
  • Anonymous: "Happy birthday, Tim Williams!"

  • Dwight Montague: "My mother, Claire, is in failing health. I will be joining my family to celebrate her life."
  • The Trostle & Gregor Family: "We welcome prayers to help us get through some immediate challenges that will hopefully lead to lasting genuine positive change."
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 |