Join us next Sunday
December 6, 2020
10:30am Sunday Service | The Need for Stillness
Rev. Lane has been away for a week of retreat and will be sharing reflections on stillness. As this season slows our world down, let us explore stillness as a spiritual discipline.

Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell

Due to COVID-19 we will be holding our worship services online
for the foreseeable future. We will hold on-line services
each Sunday at 10:30am (our regular worship time).
Upcoming Events &
Additional Announcements
Tuesdays | Drop-In Discussion: Four More Years
The Biden administration begins on Jan. 20. We'll share our thoughts on what we would like the new administration to do, and what we expect that it will do. Phil Ebersole will facilitate. 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!

Wednesdays | Midweek Meditation
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!

Staff Holiday Bonus
The Board of Trustees invites you to join in thanking our staff by contributing toward a Holiday bonus for them. If you are able to join in this effort, please mail a check to church, donate online at, or contact for more details. Be sure to label your contribution “staff bonus.”

Small Group Ministry Openings
Three of our Small Group Ministry groups have openings for new members starting immediately!
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6 or 7pm
  • Every other Monday at 2pm
  • Every other Thursday at 7pm
Interested in joining a group? Want to know what this is all about? Take a look at the description on our website under the “connect” tab, fill out the survey regarding your interest and availability, or email

Eastman @ Washington Square Update!
Eastman @ WS concerts will be streamed from the Karen Rettner Community Music Center of Messinger Hall in December. Performances are on Thursdays at 12:15pm and will be streamed live!

  • December 3: Blaire Koerner, Bassoon
  • December 10: Flute Duets with Hayley Grainger and Katie Uetz
  • December 17: Letitia Jap, violin and E-Na Song, piano

Homeless Meals
Shortly after Covid began, 60 of Rochester's homeless, found living in places unfit for human habitation, were relocated to a vacant area hotel. Potlucks are being provided by volunteers every evening. Individuals are needed for these meals four nights a week. Drop off starts at 5:15pm. Serving begins at 6pm. To volunteer, simply sign up, by clicking on the link in the chat to a Facebook page to sign up or by calling Michael Gill at the number provided.  All are required to be masked and socially distanced and to keep location of the hotel private. Meal sign-up is on the FB page, "HOMES 4 the HOMELESS" . If you are not on FB, or wish to plan for a group instead of individuals, contact Michael Gill: (585) 413-7879. Provided by: Lois Baum, Homeless Heartbeats SJC
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Thank you!

Rev. Lane Campbell,

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

Brock Tjosvold,
Director of Music

Emma Barry,
Office Manager
150 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-2826 |