Join us next Sunday
February 21, 2021
10:30am Sunday Service | Challenging Fat Hatred
In this pandemic, much has been said and written about talk of weight loss and weight gain in a time of lesser movement. Centering the voices of fat people, this service seeks to bring us into better relationship with our own bodies and with the bodies of the people around us.

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: What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
Let's review some of the Bible texts often referred to with this question, considering scriptural and historical context. How are these texts used in arguments either condemning or supporting our LGBTQ siblings? Rev. Michelle Yates presents. Drop-In Discussions are virtual now! 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 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!

Join all 3 local Unitarian Universalist Churches (First Universalist, First Unitarian and Canandaigua) for an information session about what Rochester's own Police Accountability Board is up to and what their plans are moving forward. We will be joined by the Chair of the Police Accountability Board, Shani Wilson, as well as its Executive Director, Conor Dwyer Reynolds. They will be here to answer questions, to share information, and to talk about ways our support is needed for further police accountability in the city of Rochester. Register Here! Preregistration is required!

Support for the Community Food Cupboard of Roch.:
3 options:
  1. Katherine Flynn will collect food or money in the Church parking lot on Saturday, February 20 from 10–10:20.
  2. If not convenient, leave your donation in the volunteer office any time this week, if you have access.
  3. Send a check directly to the Community Food Cupboard of Rochester, 11 Nester Street, 14621.

Feb. 21 | The Jim and Eunice Eckberg Racial Justice Memorial Film Series| “Twelve Years a Slave”
Please Note – change in film choice – This film “drives straight into the heart of the cruelties of oppression” (the NYTimes) and was Academy Award Best Picture Winner. Discussion, led by Melissa Parrish, will be held from 2-3:30pm. Please preview the film: It can be found on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Look on the First Universalist homepage for more details and the Zoom link!
Joys & Sorrows
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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!

  • A Joy from Theo Munson: Black Lives Matter has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

  • A Joy and a Sorrow from Jim Sittnick: he was in the hospital for a week with back and mobility issues. He is back home and continuing to heal. Cards and calls are welcome.

  • A Joy for Kitty Forbush: she turned 70 last week!

  • A Sorrow from Kitty Forbush: lost 2 long term patients this expected but one very suddenly..two dear lovely hurts.

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 |