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June 6, 2021
Out of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism, a new 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism is being proposed, "We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.” Let's talk about why this principle is important to our broader movement and to our church.

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
With their radical belief in salvation for all, how did Universalists put their beliefs into action amid a shifting social landscape in the U.S. in the 19th and early 20th centuries? As we work to build justice and equity in the present day, what can we learn from their successes and failures? Presented by Thea Holcomb, an undergraduate in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Utah, and is a member of the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City.

Wednesdays | Midweek Meditation
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!

June 6 | First Universalist's Annual Business Meeting
This is a reminder that our Annual Business Meeting is this Sunday, June 6, directly after our worship service! See the agenda for this meeting here!

Share the Plate for the 2021-2022 church year
FIAC (Faith In Action Council) with the assistance of Rev. Lane has vetted 17 organizations submitted by you, the congregation, for our Share the Plate offerings. Please remember to vote using this poll to select your top 10 of the 17 organizations. This poll closes at midnight, Thursday, June 3, 2021. The top 10 organizations selected will be announced at our annual meeting on June 6, 2021.

June 16 | Night Without a Bed: An FPGROC Event
This event is a social media challenge to raise awareness about the issue of family homelessness. On Saturday, June 26 Family Promise of Greater Rochester invites you and your family and friends to spend the night of June 26 sleeping anywhere without a bed, such as your car, in a tent, or on the living room floor. Take a photo of yourself and your family and share it on social media using the #NightWithoutaBed and #fpgroc hashtags. The #NightWithoutaBed event is also a fundraiser and registration is now open. Visit for more info and links to videos to watch during your Night-without-a-Bed experience.
Family Promise of Greater Rochester (FPGROC): Keeping families together. Getting families home for good.  

Calling all gardeners!
Last year’s season our plants were pretty much on their own, but this new season brings safe outdoor socializing while making our church especially attractive and celebrating our interdependence in the web of life! Please contact Sarah at if you are interested in being involved.

From the Nominating Committee
Anyone interested in attending the UUA General Assembly in June or serving as a delegate, please send a note to More information about GA is available on the UUA website. Members will be voting on delegates at the Annual Meeting
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)

Joys & Sorrows: Please send your Joys and Sorrows to be read at our Sunday Worship service to
Note: When you email a joy or sorrow to us, you give us permission to read it aloud at Sunday service and possibly publish it in this weekly email.
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
(585) 546-2826 |