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September 8, 2019

10:30am Sunday Summer Service | Waters of the Spirit for When We Are Parched
Let peace flow down. Let the waters of the spirit fill us in moments when we are thirsty, when we are in need of a word, a song, sustenance. This service is an annual celebration of Water Communion and ingathering. Please bring waters from your travels, waters from your tap, or just know there will be water for you to pour at First Universalist Church.
Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell

9:15am Drop-in Discussion: Redlining: De Jure Segregation and Racism
Drop-In Discussion 9:15 am each Sunday in the Chalice Room (second floor).Restrictive racial covenants, denied VA and FHA mortgages, racial suburban zoning policies and urban renewal. Guest presenter, Shane Wiegand, teacher, researcher, activist. All are welcome! Thank you, UU Anti-Racism Project Team!
Worship Service Videos from 8/25
The Mortgage is Never Paid
with Peter House
Upcoming Events & Additional Announcements
Tuesday, Sept. 17 | Immigration Ministry Presentation
The Immigration Ministry of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester will be holding a presentation by an immigration attorney from the Legal Aid Society, on Tuesday, Sept 17 at 7 PM. Specifics that we will learn are:(1) What should an undocumented person do when confronted by an ICE agent? (2) What can a person who is on the Rapid Response Team do so to assist the undocumented person?  
Undocumented immigrants are being victimized in the US.What can we do, here in Rochester, to abate this crisis?
Questions? See Carole Hoffman.

Global Climate Strike | Sept. 20-27
Friday, September 20 through Friday, September 27 will be 8 days of climate activism, inspired by teenager Greta Thunberg of Sweden. There will be multiple actions to join as you see fit. Stay tuned for further announcements. Rochester Area Interfaith Climate Action ( RAICA) is sponsoring a tree planting walk with short services at various faith congregations, on Sunday, September 22, at 1 pm.

NYSCU Annual Meeting | Oct. 25 & 26
NYSCU NOTES—We’re getting closer to the BIG WEEKEND—The New York State Convention of Universalists annual meeting right here at First Universalist, October 25 and 26. While many of our UU visitors will choose to stay in the conference hotel, some prefer a more personal touch. Do you have a home which could accommodate a guest or two? For each person electing to use the local congregation’s “home hospitality,” the church will receive $40. If you are interested in volunteering your home for the night of October 25, please contact Donna Anderson (585-271-6747), our home hospitality co-chair for the event. Please let us know by Sept. 9!
Joys & Sorrows
from 8/25
  • Rachel Irato: "On Tuesday I will celebrate my 26th birthday."

  • Ann Rhody: "Prayers, please for two loved ones who are seriously ill; and also for their families."
  • Ava Ciliberti: "Get involved and speak out to save our planet. The horrible fires in the Amazon are a call to action for all sane environmentalists and anti-racists." 
  • Beth Ares: "So many crisis and tragedies over the past two years—and now the Amazon rainforest—so hard not to give in to the feelings of hopelessness and helplessness."
  • Marti Eggers: "My dear friend, Rosemarie, former RAIHN coordinator at St. Mary's, passed away on Friday. She will be sorely missed."
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
150 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-2826 |