Join us next Sunday
August 18, 2019

10am Sunday Summer Service | The Palestinian Crisis
The tension between the Israelis and the Palestinians has long been a “third rail” topic that no one dares to touch. But it's time that we dared to speak of it, and to seek compassionate solutions.
Speaker: Peter House

Drop-In Discussion 11:30am each Sunday in the Chalice Room (second floor).We may be discussing the sermon we just heard, or we may have a presentation and discussion of a specific topic. Drop in and find out! All are welcome!
Worship Service Video from 8/4
Don't Tax the Church
with Peter House
Upcoming Events & Additional Announcements
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!
Check our progress here!

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. 
Joys & Sorrows
from 8/4
  • Kelly Scott: "I had a great week at Ferry Beach, our historically Universalist church camp in Maine."

  • Anonymous: "Grieving with all of you regarding the continuing mass shootings and the inertia of our government to take action."
  • Michael Scott: "Grieving for El Paso and all the others."
  • Jan Hickman: "My daughter, Anita Figueras, died last month - 5 years after her diagnosis of stage 4 non-smoker's lung cancer. A week later, John Figueras died (her father/my ex-husband and former member of this church). Both were on home hospice care and had much family with them."
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

Peter House ,
Summer Minister
150 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-2826 |