Services through December 2020
SOLSTICE SERVICE
Magic, Wonder and Immersion
Saturday, December 19 at 7:00 PM

WORSHIP SERVICE
Winter Poetry and Reflections
Sunday, December 20 at 10:00 AM

VESPERS
Blue Christmas
Wednesday, December 23 at 7:00 PM

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Thursday, December 24
4:30 PM - For families with young children; though all are welcome
6:00 PM & 10:00 PM - Candlelight Rock with Orange Sky
7:00 PM & 9:00 PM - Traditional Candlelight Service

WORSHIP SERVICE
Rev. Margalie Belizaire, preaching
Sunday, December 27 at 10:00 AM

Meet us via Zoom online (live-captioning also available there) or if you do not have access to the internet, call 646-876-9923, and use meeting ID #5852719070

Check out our Events calendar for more details!

Our December Worship Theme: Practical Hope
What does it mean to be called together spiritually to practice Practical Hope? Dive a bit deeper with this month's Soul Matters packet. Want to learn more about, or join a Soul Matters group? Contact Rev. Margalie.
Pastoral Care: Gratitude, Joys, and Sorrows
Our hearts and condolences are with new member Necole Vitale with the passing of Necole's brother.

Deep gratitude for the 50+ volunteers and staff who helped put together and deliver holiday bags to our members and friends. Each of you are greatly appreciated! 

Katie Samuelson and family are in need of additional meal support as Katie continues to recover from wrist injuries. If you can help, please sign up here.

We are here if you need us! Pastoral Care is available through our
Pastoral Care phone line (585-270-0851) or email us. 
Other News and Reminders
We are very excited to offer a very special Solstice Service this Saturday, December 19 at 7:00 PM. Bring some friends - all are most welcome to this unique and engaging service.

Would you like to make a greater impact on our church's Greater Good campaign? This is a great time of year for charitable giving as well as living our Unitarian Universalist values. Act before December 31 to take advantage of a Covid stimulus measure which allows taxpayers to contribute up to $300 to a qualified charity and receive a tax donation, even if you don’t itemize your taxes! Not all of us are in a position to give, but if you are, please consider using this extra stimulus to support the Greater Good campaign.

UU the Vote in Georgia! Georgia UUs and their frontline partner organizations need just two more hours of your time to support voters with the information they need to vote as voter suppression continues in Georgia. Join them tonight, Thursday, December 17. 7:00 - 9:00 PM (EST). Sign up here to join them! 
Elder Tree welcomes Betsy Stewart as our guest on Saturday, December 19
at 12:00 PM. All are welcome to come hear her life story. Gathering under the Elder Tree warms our hearts. If you’d like to tell your story some Saturday, please contact Libby Moore. Join us via Zoom, or for phone access: Call 646-876-9923, and enter meeting ID #5852719070.
 
On Wednesdays, we offer a mid-week connection! All are most welcome to join us for our Vespers Service on Wednesday, December 23 at 7:00 PM. Join in via Zoom or for phone access: Call 646-876-9923, and enter meeting ID #5852719070. Please note we will take December 30 off, and resume our Wednesday connection time with another Vespers Service on Wednesday, January 6 at 7:00 PM
Our UU/Schools Partnership is collecting books to distribute to two local elementary schools in January. Please consider purchasing a children’s book or two here.
In Case You Missed It
Rev. Shari's letter on our highest common calling.

The November Board Meeting Minutes are available here.

Check out our Events Calendar!

Join our First Unitarian Rochester Community Facebook page - a place to build community, to ask for and offer help, and share resources.
President Rev. Susan Frederick Gray of UUA invites you to view the "Holiday Greetings 2020!"
Our YouTube Channel has recordings of recent worship services, Elder Tree and more!