Join us next Sunday
December 15, 2019

An exploration of what an embodied Unitarian Universalism could be about. Take time to consider what your body is telling you about what you believe, who you are, and what your story is.
Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell

9:15am Drop-in Discussion: Poles Apart: Keeping Communication Open
Each Sunday in the Chalice Room (second floor).
How we can best engage ourselves in conversation with people who politically live in an alternative universe. We will explore doing so in a way that promotes respect and understanding. Janus Mary Jones presents.
Worship Service Video from 12/1
with Rev. Padraic Collins-Bohrer
Upcoming Events & Additional Announcements
Thursday, Dec. 12 | Eastman at Washington Square
Eastman at Washington Square Concerts take place on Thursdays at 12:15 to 12:45pm in our sanctuary. December 12 is " Colors of Winter": The New Horizons Chorus, under Juli Elliott, performs music about the sights, sounds, and colors of winter.
Admission is free! Bring your brown bag lunch and join us.

Sunday, Dec. 15 | UU and You
Have you been a frequent visitor? Curious about the Unitarian Universalist faith and how First Universalist works to fulfill its mission to “nurture our faith and serve the community?” Meet Rev. Lane in the back of the sanctuary after the service on December 15. This is a short orientation session with time for your questions.

Christmas Cookies for the Christmas Eve service
If you are planning on attending the Christmas Eve Service, please consider sharing a dozen Christmas Cookies for coffee hour after the service. Homemade or store bought are all welcome for the celebration!  

Small Group Ministry
There is interest in starting up a new Small Group Ministry in the new year. Interested in joining a group? Take a look at the description on our website under the “connect” tab and then email to learn more.

Social Justice Project: Collection for Batavia Backpack Project with Los Samaritanos
As a social justice project, our children voted to create Dignity Bags for those released from the Batavia Detention Center. They will assemble these bags at a Family Night in January, but are asking for content donations until then. Items can be left in the food collection baskets in the sanctuary.
Items needed: backpacks (can be used, but appropriate for an adult), non-perishable packaged snacks, combs, travel toothbrushes and toothpastes, wet wipes and/or hand sanitizers, small packets of tissues, sturdy envelopes for important papers, empty reusable water bottles, $20 in cash/visa gift card for $20, pairs of socks, small notebooks and pens, winter coats, sweatshirts, packet hand warmers, hats and gloves.  Thank you!
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 |