August 18 | Worship Service Mourning Gun Violence
On Sunday, August 18, the First Universalist and First Unitarian congregations of Rochester will co-host a special afternoon worship service to mourn recent deaths due to gun violence and renew our spirits for our ongoing work together. Join worship leaders Rev. Lane Campbell, Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan, Brock Tjosvold, and Thom Snell on Sunday, August 18 at 4 pm at First Unitarian 220 Winton Rd. South
This service is part of a national call to action from Live Free USA, a coalition of activists and faith leaders addressing the impact of gun violence and mass incarceration on our communities.
NYSCU Annual Meeting | October 25 & 26
NYSCU NOTES- The New York State Convention of Universalists is coming to Rochester! The NYSCU annual meeting is right here at First Universalist, October 25 and 26. To help our guests feel welcome, can you suggest your top one or two things for visitors to Rochester to do at the end of October? Ann Rhody and Nancy Gaede are working to plan the event, so if you have suggestions, please
email them or the church office. And watch for opportunities to volunteer coming soon!
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!
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.
Library open during the summer!
The Church Library and Bookstore will be open on alternate Sundays during the summer schedule - last one on August 25.