Please note: The church office will be closed and staff will be off from 12/25/20 to 1/1/21. Our hardworking staff looks forward to seeing you again after the holidays!
White Christians Americans (particularly white Protestants) lost their majority status in the year 1994. How is this affecting American culture? What are the ways "WCA" are still hanging on to power? And how might things play out for our country if WCAs won't accept or adjust to these realities. Janus Mary Jones will lead a presentation and discussion of the ideas in this book by political and religious commentator, Robert Jones. Drop-In Discussions are virtual now! 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!
First Universalist Church will be hosting Midweek Meditation services with Rev. Lane and Rev. Michelle on Wednesdays from 11:30am-noon. On second Wednesdays, an extra half hour of meditation and sharing will follow the traditional format. An extended time to connect for deep breathing, meditation, singing, and silence. Look on the First Universalist homepage for details and a link, or click the Zoom meeting link on the title of this description! Note: Midweek Meditations last session for 2020 will be 12/23/20. Regular sessions will resume on 1/6/21!
It's Christmas Eve! Complete with a no-rehearsal Christmas Pageant, a time to tell the stories and sing the songs. In advance of this service, please send us a photo of you holding a candle in the dark– it will be used during the service.
Grief Support Group - 8 Weeks Beginning Jan. 14
A semi-structured support group for congregation members who are experiencing grief, following the loss of beloved family members. The group will be limited to 12 members who are asked to commit to attending all sessions. Facilitated by Theo Munson, Rev. Lane Campbell & Rev. Michelle Yates virtually via Zoom. The group will meet for 8 weeks on Thursday mornings from 10am to 11:30am beginning January 14, 2021. To sign up, please email Rev. Michelle at email@example.com
Jan. 17, 2021 | The Jim and Eunice Eckberg Racial Justice Memorial Film Series| “The Hate You Give”
Discussion, led by Melissa Parrish, will be held from 2- 3:30pm. Please preview the film: it can be found on Hulu, HBO, YouTube, & Amazon Prime. Note: This entire series features films that address racial justice through history, music and spiritual avenues. Free-will donations to the church are greatly appreciated.
Third in the series of four dialogues that provide a forum to
learn, grow, and act toward antiracism. This discussion,
"Rochester’s History of Systemic Racism", will take place
(virtually) from 7-8:30pm. Free-will donations to our
church are greatly appreciated. RSVP to FIRE@uuroc.org
Save the date: Jan. 31, 2021! AUCTION AMNESTY!
We can’t gather in person for a Service Auction, but we CAN raise some funds… and fun… anyhow! Do you have a favorite memory from Auctions in years past? A particularly fabulous, ridiculous, or
special item that you successfully bid on? Pictures from a service Auction event? We would love to have you share those memories and photos! Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
, and stay tuned for lots more information about Auction Amnesty!