Join us this Sunday
December 9, 2018

9:15 am Drop In Discussion: December 9 | The Reverend Dick Gilbert will be leading a discussion of the editorial In the Wake of a Wave he wrote for the monthly newsletter of Interfaith Impact of New York State. (IINYS is a statewide organization of individuals, clergy and other groups from Protestant, Reform Jewish, Unitarian Universalist and other faith traditions).
Rev Gilbert, the President of the IINYS organization, will preview issues that will come before the state legislature during 2019. There are unprecedented opportunities for passage of legislation many have sought for years: reproductive justice, environmental progress, voting reform, health care and others. How can we make a difference? 

10:30 am Morning Service:   December 9 | R emember The Dark . A special service for Music Sunday to celebrate the winter solstice. This season can be one of both darkness and of hope. Through song and a moving story, we will explore the central message of coming together in the midst of stresses to be called again to be our best selves.
The centerpiece of the service will be a performance of the Solstice cantata Remember the Dark , composed by Unitarian Universalist musician David Glasgow, and performed by the First Universalist Choir and special guests.
— Rev. Lane Campbell & Music Director Brock Tjosvold.
Upcoming Events
Thursday, December 6 | 6:00 PM
Rochester Interfaith Community Lighting of the Channukah Menorah
(Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave, Brighton).
Temple B'rith Kodesh is delighted to invite community leaders and members of
the Rochester interfaith community to celebrate the lighting of the Chanukah Menorah. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

Thursday, December 13 | 12:15-12:45 PM
Eastman at Washington Square Concert (First Universalist Sanctuary)
The New Horizons Chorus, under the direction of Juli Elliot, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first performance of the beloved Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr carol Silent Night, Holy Night.
Saturday, December 15 | 9:30- 11:30 AM
Mindfulness and Meditation
Mind Your Own Business! A Mindfulness and Meditation session is scheduled for Saturday December 15 from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Holding grudges prevents you from opening your arms to embrace the good stuff. Let go! Come and learn more about mindfulness tools, and listen to the beautiful voices of Sanctuary, our own Glenda Brayman’s Renaissance Music Group, and we will meditate, share, and indulge in some quiet time together. Email Joy Leccese for questions; .  

Additional Announcements

CHURCH INVESTMENT REPORT AVAILABLE: The Finance Committee recently met with our financial advisor, Bob Reeves of Geovest. If you are interested in knowing more about how our endowment is invested, a copy of the report is available upon request. Contact Finance Chair Ann Rhody for details.
FROM THE CARING COMMITTEE:  Poinsettia plants will be available to order on December 9 . If you would like a plant for yourself or to honor a loved one, please look for our sign in the Clara Barton Lounge after Sunday services. Order deadline is Sunday, December 16. All plants are $8.00, cash and checks accepted. Contact Paula Marchese via .
To submit an item for 'This Week' at First Universalist
(no later than noon on Wednesday of the week prior to publication)   
Rev. Lane Campbell , Minister
(585) 325-5092

Rev. Michelle Yates ,
Minister of Life Span Faith Development
(585) 310-2484

Mr. Brock Tjosvold , Director of Music
(585) 546-2826

Office Administrator / THIS WEEK Editor
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