Join us next Sunday
November 24, 2019

10:30am Sunday Service | The Power of We
A Stone Soup story service with a twist!! Bring fresh produce or a non-perishable item for our food cupboard as we come together to re-enact this old, yet still valuable tale in this harvest season. A reminder of the fact that it takes all of us coming together to really make a difference and feed our community.
Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell

9:15am Drop-in Discussion: Nuclear War
Each Sunday in the Chalice Room (second floor).
The United States and the Russian Federation still have thousands of nuclear missiles aimed at each other. Key nuclear arms treaties have been repealed, and a new nuclear arms race is beginning. Phil Ebersole will lead a discussion on the new danger of nuclear war.
Worship Service Video from 11/10
Emerging Joy
with Rev. Lane Campbell
Upcoming Events & Additional Announcements
Thursday, Nov. 21 | Eastman at Washington Square
Eastman at Washington Square Concerts take place on Thursdays at 12:15 to 12:45pm in our sanctuary. November 21 is " Pulling at the Strings": Lynn McGrath performs music that pulls at the heart strings, including poignant masterpieces for classical guitar by Brouwer and Mangoré. Admission is free! Bring your brown bag lunch and join us.

Thursday, Nov. 28 | Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
or the last 145 years, Rochester has hosted an Interfaith Thanksgiving Day Service - a time for folks to come together across seeming dividing lines to worship and give thanks. The theme as we head into 2020 is "Sowing Seeds for a Peaceful Election Year." Worship begins at 11:00am. Feel free to bring friends and family of all faiths to this important interfaith event!

Cozy Night Supper | November 29 at 5:30pm
Wondering what to do with those Thanksgiving extras? Join us for a Cozy Night Supper and share the bounty! It will be held in the Clara Barton Lounge with a potluck dinner from 5:30-6:30pm and a program from 6:30-7:30pm. The program facilitated by Rev. Michelle Yates focuses on gratitude. UU Minister Rev. Galen Guengerich offers his “conviction that in the same way that Judaism is defined by obedience, Christianity by love, and Islam by submission, Unitarian Universalism should be defined by gratitude” Let's explore this idea together. Please let us know you will be attending by communicating with the church office or signing up on the hallway bulletin board. Childcare is available if requested a week in advance.

Annual Treasurer's Report 
The 2018-19 Fiscal year concluded on June 30, and the final accounting and summary is available. If you'd like a copy of the report, we'd be happy to share (we're not making multiple paper copies this year). Just contact Finance Chair Ann Rhody ( and we'd be happy to provide you with one!
Joys & Sorrows
from 11/10
  • RAIHN Coordinators: "Our congregation will be welcoming 3 families experiencing homelessness - five adults and five children under the age of six! We will provide safe shelter and hot meals to these families for the week."

  • Karen Dau: "Manny Ortiz, who died so tragically last week, was the police officer who spoke to the congregation twice on safety. The RPD sent us one of their finest."
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 |