Join us next Sunday
April 25, 2021
10:30am Sunday Service | The Future of Our Planet
As we look towards the future of our planet, much is largely unknown. And yet, what could environmental devastation actually look like within our lifetime? How do we spiritually come to terms with the fact that our planet is dying at our own hands?

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: From War to Peace.
The world is in transition. One thing we must do is end the war system of dispute settlement. But since WWII our society has been oriented toward getting the fear, and the funding, in place for the next war. So, can we get to world peace? Hank Stone presents.
Drop-In Discussions are virtual! 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
Midweek Meditation is cancelled on 4/21/21. Regular Midweek Meditation will resume on Wednesday, April 28. First Universalist Church will be hosting Midweek Meditation services with Rev. Lane and/or Rev. Michelle on Wednesdays from 11:30am-noon. A time to connect for deep breathing, meditation, singing, and silence. On second Wednesdays, an extra half hour of sharing will follow the traditional format. Look on the First Universalist homepage for details and a link, or click the Zoom meeting link on the title of this description!

From the Caring Committee
COVID-19 Vaccines are here. Many of us have already scheduled or received our COVID-19 vaccine; however, getting an appointment can be frustrating. If you are having trouble with the system, these numbers may be helpful: Lifespan: 585-232-3280; Office of the Aging: 585-325-2800—their offices can provide assistance. The good news is that more vaccines are becoming available and more vaccination venues are opening including Wegmans, CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid.

Grief Support Group - 8 Weeks Beginning May 5
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 Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30pm beginning May 5, 2021. To sign up, please email Rev. Michelle at

April 24 |Annual Leadership Retreat
The 2020/2021 Leadership Retreat will be held on Saturday, April 24 from 9am-10:30am. The agenda for the retreat will be as follows:

  • Welcome
  • Trauma, Healing and COVID – A Video 
  • Board COVID Subcommittee Report and Recommendations
  • Finance Report
  • Closing Words

This has been a challenging church year. Though we were not able to organize the Leadership Retreat this past fall, as we normally do, we are grateful we will have a chance to come together on the 24th. The Leadership Retreat is open to all who serve in a leadership role or on a committee, or who are interested in becoming involved.
We hope to see you there! Here is the Zoom meeting link!

Stewardship: Forward Through the Ages
Stewardship Sunday was a wonderful celebration of our history, our future, and our commitment through our pledges. Thanks to our marvelous Stewardship Team, especially to our co-chairs Jim
Milch, Kathi Milch, and Brian Mumey; and to all who made the Sunday service and the “Park and Pie” event possible. Finally, thanks to ALL of you who have made a pledge to support the church in the coming year! As of this writing, we have 83 pledges for a total of just over $181,000. If we missed you, it’s not too late. Please pledge online at, and click the Stewardship link. It would be wonderful to hit that 100 pledge mark this year! Thank you!
Joys & Sorrows

  • A Sorrow from Dick Gilbert: Sharing the recent death of Dick Fitts, a longtime member in the Unitarian Universalist community locally.
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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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