Join us next Sunday
January 10, 2020
10:30am Sunday Service | The Beliefs that Connect Us
The recent Commission on Institutional Change report coming out of the UUA calls us to re-engage our theological legacy and dig deeper to center marginalized voices. Are there beliefs around which we can connect?

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: Prisoner for Truth
Phil Ebersole will do a presentation and lead a discussion about Julian Assange, who has been pursued, imprisoned and tormented for the crime of telling unwelcome truths. 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!

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!

Grief Support Group - 8 Weeks Beginning Jan. 14
A semi-structured support group for congregation members who are experiencing grief, following the loss of beloved family members. The group will be limited to 12 members who are asked to commit to attending all sessions. Facilitated by Theo Munson, Rev. Lane Campbell & Rev. Michelle Yates virtually via Zoom. The group will meet for 8 weeks on Thursday mornings from 10am to 11:30am beginning January 14, 2021. To sign up, please email Rev. Michelle at

Jan. 17, 2021 | The Jim and Eunice Eckberg Racial Justice Memorial Film Series| “The Hate You Give”
Discussion, led by Melissa Parrish, will be held from 2- 3:30pm. Please preview the film: it can be found on Hulu, HBO, YouTube, & Amazon Prime. Note: This entire series features films that address racial justice through history, music and spiritual avenues.

Third in the series of four dialogues that provide a forum to
learn, grow, and act toward antiracism. This discussion,
"Rochester’s History of Systemic Racism", will take place
(virtually) from 7-8:30pm.

Jan. 31, 2021 | Auction Amnesty
Donations are now being accepted! It’s January—and Auction Amnesty is upon us! What would you normally be doing to prepare for our annual Service Auction? Planning an event? Making some food? Well, we’ll save you work this year. Please consider making a financial contribution to Auction Amnesty instead! Auction Amnesty donations are now being accepted! Please send a check payable to First Universalist Church, and write “Auction Amnesty” in the memo line; or donate online at, and select "Auction Amnesty" from the "Use This Donation For" dropdown menu, or leave a note stating such. We ask for your donation by January 25, so that we can announce the total on January 31, when we’ll gather via Zoom to celebrate and have some fun!
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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
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