Join us next Sunday
November 10, 2019

10:30am Sunday Service | Emerging Joy
Author, organizer, and activist Adrienne Maree Brown released a book this year called " Pleasure Activism," which invites us to pay attention to what brings us joy in life. Where are you experiencing joy? How can you lean into that joy more fully in your life through trust, listening, and paying attention to what is emerging?
Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell

9:15am Drop-in Discussion: Cultural Misappropriation
Each Sunday in the Chalice Room (second floor).
Come share, laugh, forgive and learn with one another, as we share stories of those we know or our own past Halloween costumes, as we talk about this timely subject. Were you in a play or event portraying someone else? Or in a frat or sorority, and made to do something you might not have ordinarily done? Come share and talk. Shelley Adams, discussion leader. ( Thank you, First Universalist Initiative for Racial Equity – F.I.R.E)
Worship Service Video from 10/27
We Remember Them - Reflection, Centering Music & Ritual
Upcoming Events & Additional Announcements
Thursday, Nov. 7 | Eastman at Washington Square
Eastman at Washington Square Concerts take place on Thursdays at 12:15 to 12:45pm in our sanctuary. November 7 is " Piano Extravaganza I": Featuring students from the piano studio of Professor Alexander Kobrin. Admission is free! Bring your brown bag lunch and join us.

Thursday, Nov. 7 | Harvesting Justice - Social Justice Circle
Join with others in the Interfaith Community at Temple B’rith Kodesh to celebrate passage of the Farmworkers’ Rights Bill. Contact for details.  

Sunday, Nov. 17 | Half-Price Book Sale
Start your Christmas shopping early! All the bookstore’s used books will be on sale for only 25 cents during coffee hour on November 17. You’ll find fiction and nonfiction on a wide range of topics, including some best sellers. Quite a few of the books are in like-new condition suitable as gifts for your family and friends, or for your own enjoyment.

A Big NYSCU Thank You!
We did it! The NYSCU Annual meeting, hosted here on October 25 and 26, was a big success, thanks to so many people who worked hard to make it happen. Thanks especially to food coordinator Paula Marchese; House Manager Ed Deller; staff members Brandon Fagan, Emma Barry, Brock Tjosvold, Carol Williams and Sundae Hodge; home hospitality co-chairs Donna Anderson and Karen Ruganis; and the throngs of volunteers (to be named in a future article) who so generously gave of their time, food, extra tables, and smiles to welcome our guests. Thanks also to Rev. Lane Campbell and Rev. Michelle Yates for enriching worship; Rev. Lane, Theo Munson, Elizabeth Osta, and Karen Dau for workshop presentations; and Michael Scott for skillfully introducing our Hope Jones organ to the gathered community. Co-chairs Nancy Gaede and Ann Rhody are most grateful to all of you!

Sign Up for RAIHN* Week Nov 10-17
During RAIHN Week, November 10-17, we will turn our church into a home for temporarily homeless families. We'll convert our classrooms into bedrooms, cook meals, stay overnight, and provide other help. To join our volunteer team, sign up in the lounge after church on Sunday, or contact Chris DeGolyer, with questions. If you'd like to learn more before volunteering, we have opportunities to "shadow" experienced volunteers.
*Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network: keeping families together. Getting families home for good.
Joys & Sorrows
from 10/27
  • Multiple: Thank you to everyone who helped to make NYSCU such a great success!
  • MJ Curry: "Remembering the victims of the killings at the Tree of Life synagogue in my hometown of Pittsburgh."
  • Rev. Lane: "Our Cortland NY UU congregation was vandalized yesterday with a symbol of hate (a swastika). Holding the folks in that congregation in our hearts."
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 |