Join us next Sunday
May 23, 2021
10:30am Sunday Service | Finding Joy
We have been living in the midst of chaos and confusion for over a year, but we are still present. We have been managing daily activities during an ongoing pandemic, so we are hopeful that this too shall pass. Still, life is more than managing the day to day of masks, hand washing, staying at home or social distancing. To live a good life even in the midst of confusion, chaos, and this pandemic, there must be Joy. Let us look at finding it.

Speaker: Melissa Jeter

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
What a year it has been! Let's come together to discuss the next phase of this year: what we are doing for summer as a congregation. Rev. Lane welcomes your thoughts and ideas and will likely have some updates to share. 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
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!

Save The Date! Annual Business Meeting is June 6!
This is a reminder that our Annual Business Meeting is coming up on
Sunday, June 6 directly after our worship service!

Food Collection: Nester Street Food Cupboard
Collection taking place on Saturday, May 22 from 1–1:30pm in the church parking lot. Non-perishable food and toiletries are needed!

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 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.

From the Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee would like to remind everyone that we have several leadership positions opening up for next church year. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, Nominating Committee, Faith In Action Council, Committee on Ministry, or if you’d like to recommend someone, please email us at Also, anyone interested in attending the UUA General Assembly in June, send us a note. More information about GA is available on the UUA website. Members will be voting at the Annual Meeting on these leadership positions, and we welcome your suggestions! More info is in the April Outlook. For more info about leadership opportunities and the rewards of volunteering at First Universalist, please view the Nominating Committee video on Rev. Lane's Reflections, April 22, 2021.
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 |