Join us this Sunday
February 11, 2018
10:30 am Morning Service: |   Evolution Sunday.  Today we will celebrate Charles Darwin (a Unitarian!), born 209 years ago tomorrow, and take a look at some of his thinking and some of the lessons in the science and the story of evolution.
—Rev. Peggy Meeker

Drop-In Discussion: Religious ID.  We’ll share the labels by which we categorize ourselves religiously (theist, humanist, mystic, etc.) and explain what we mean by those labels. Phil Ebersole will facilitate.
Upcoming Events
Eco-Justice Group

We will meet today after the service at 12 noon in the Chalice Room. All are welcome!
Illuminating Justice Film Discussion

Join us today after the service in the sanctuary at 12:00 noon for Accountability and our Police, a film clip on this justice issue. The film will last no longer than 45 minutes to leave time for discussion. Please email Rev. Michelle Yates with film, clip, or documentary ideas at .
Train for RAIHN
Four times a year, temporarily homeless families stay at First Universalist Church for a week. We provide a safe haven and tasty meals. To join the volunteers who make this happen, attend an orientation session which covers how RAIHN works, why it's needed, who are the families we serve, and what you need to know to volunteer. Join us Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 6:30 pm at the
St. Thomas Episcopal Church 2000 Highland Ave. RSVP to
Jen Canning, or call (585) 506-9050. Questions? Ask Chris DeGolyer, Marti Eggers, or Sarah Singal after the Sunday service.

Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN):
Keeping Families Together, Bringing Families Home
Additional Announcements

 SERVICE AUCTION: Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Auction! Many volunteers helped to make it a special day. We are tallying the proceeds from the auction and will report the results next week.  Special thanks to co-chairs Paula Marchese and Katherine Flynn for a job well done!
W EEKLY PEACE VIGILS: Join us at Goodman Street and East Avenue for our weekly, Sunday noon, Peace Vigils from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, at the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC). Please dress appropriately. If you have questions contact Hal Bauer, Springwater Farm at (585) 334-2325.
UU COMMON READ BOOK DISCUSSION: Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry , edited by Mitra Rahnema, is one of the UU Common Reads for 2017-2018. We will meet from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Chalice Room on February 15th to reflect on the chapter "The Religious Educator of Color."
THURSDAY LUNCHTIME EASTMAN AT WASHINGTON SQUARE CONCERTS: These concerts are held every Thursday from 12:15 pm to approximately 12:45 pm. Brown bag lunches are welcome during the performances, and admission is free. For more information visit .
BOOK GROUP: The Book selection this month is “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” by Mohsin Hamid. We will meet upstairs in the Chalice room at 12 noon on Sunday, February 25th. Our selection for March will be "La Rosa," by Louis Erdrich. For questions please contact Shirley Bond or Sarah Singal via .
UU & YOU: An introduction to our church is held the first Sunday of every month in the choir room (room 25, second floor) at noon. Join us on March 4th for an informal informational gathering especially designed for visitors and friends who want to know more about us and our liberal religious movement. This roughly 45 minute get-together offers attendees an opportunity to get to know one another and this congregation better, and includes a quick overview of Unitarian Universalist history and principles.
INTERFAITH IMPACT of NYS (IINYS) ROCHESTER CHAPTER: Our Annual Legislative Briefing - “A Better Prescription for Health Care in New York State” - will be held Sunday, March 11th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the First Unitarian Church on South Winton Road. 
TRANSPORT THE HOMELESS: Would you like to drive homeless folks to and/or from appointments? REACH Home (102 North Union St, Rochester) staff and social workers set it all up, but need drivers. If you'd like to volunteer as a driver, contact Jeannie Gloss via . Many thanks!
REMEMBRANCE QUILT PROJECT: The Remembrance Quilt Project highlights the loss of life by gun violence, with an invitation to contribute a block of fabric to represent the family or friend whose life has been taken by gun violence. Now through March 31st. For more information contact Lentory Johnson, chairperson, (585) 749-3494, The Light the Way Committee.
BLUE RECYCLE TOTE: The church is looking for help moving the large blue recycle bin to the sidewalk on Monday afternoons, for pick-up early Tuesday mornings. It helps to live or work nearby. Please see Sarah Singal or email her via . Until further notice the blue recycle tote will remain inside the building. Thanks in advance!
T o submit an item for "This Week at First Universalist," e-mail  
no later than Wednesday at noon.   
The Reverend Peggy Meeker , Minister

Rev. Michelle Yates , Director of Life Span Faith Development

Xiaoyu Yang , Director of Music

Andrea Lewis , Office Administrator
150 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604 | (585) 546-2826 |