Weekly Connections

Worship Service at 10:00 AM led by
Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan

Rev. Margalie Belizaire
Thommy Snell
Sheila Schuh

(No Children’s Worship this Sunday!)

Stewardship Campaign Event at 11:15 AM

After Church, join us for a fun stewardship event hosted by congregational president Gregory North. There will be campaign updates and...a few surprises!

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Are you new-ish to First Unitarian? Did you discover us through our online worship services and want to learn more? Join us via Zoom.

Questions? Contact Shannan

Use the Zoom link above for for all Worship Services, Wednesday night programs, and Elder Tree on Saturdays. No internet? Call 646-876-9923 and enter meeting ID #5852719070.
Next Sunday, March 28, Worship Service at 10:00 AM! Congregational Meeting follows!
Elder Tree - Saturday, March 20 at 10:00 AM
Elder Tree will have the pleasure of hearing Jean Weaver share her life story. Jean has been a member of this church for many years and has much to tell about. Please join us via Zoom; phone access listed above. All are welcome to join us every Saturday for memories, stories, and community. Contact Libby Moore if you have questions or would like to tell your story.

Black Lives Matter Silent Vigil - Saturday, March 20 at Noon
All are invited to participate in these weekly silent vigils, held each Saturday at noon at various locations. Led by Elders and Allies of Black Lives Matter Free the People ROC, the locations for this Saturday, March 20 are: Route 250 & Route 404 (Ridge Road) in Webster and at 16 W. Main Street in Honeoye Falls. Masks and physical distancing are required. Since these vigils are focused entirely on Black Lives Matter, only signs supporting BLM are encouraged. Questions? Contact Trish Dorland.
This Day in Recovery: 365 Meditations” Book Launch - Saturday, March 20 at 1:00 PM
Let’s come together to continue an honest dialogue in our denomination about recovery! Please join co-authors Revs. Lane Campbell and Katie Kandarian-Morris as they launch and celebrate the new Skinner House publication, This Day in Recovery: 365 Meditations. This book seeks to be a resource for Unitarian Universalists and spiritual seekers whose lives have been touched by addiction. They will share some of the stories as to how this book came about, read some excerpts from the book, and have some time for questions and answers. First Unitarian Church is co-sponsoring this event with First Universalist Church of Rochester. Join via Zoom.
An online memorial service honoring beloved longtime member Woody Thomas will be held on Saturday, March 20 at 4:00 PM in the church’s main Zoom room.
UU101 this Sunday! 
Are you new-ish to First Unitarian? Did you discover us through our online worship services and want to learn more? Please join us for UU 101: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism and our church, this Sunday March 21 at 11:30 AM. We will be meeting through this Zoom link. The next offering will be on April 11. For more information about First Unitarian and our steps to membership please contact Shannan Foos.
Why Pronouns Matter - Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 PM
Join in a discussion with your church community on why pronouns matter! All are welcome to join us via Zoom and for phone access: 646-876-9923, Meeting ID is 5852719070.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mary Ellen Collinge, mother of church member Peter Collinge and mother-in-law of member Carol Thiel.
Continued meal support is needed for William Hayes & family This has been a long winter of sharing. These meals are so appreciated, for the food and the brief social contact. Questions? Contact Patti Clark.
Environmental Justice Ministry Green Tips
This month the EJM is focusing on some problems & solutions of living with plastic. Learn more here, and remember to: Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle.
Congregational Meeting - Sunday, March 28 at 11:30 AM
The First Unitarian Church of Rochester, NY, Board of Trustees voted at its January 11, 2021, meeting to call a Special Congregational Meeting (per Bylaws Section 4.3) for the first reading of three proposed bylaws changes. The meeting will be held via the same Zoom link as is used for worship services. Learn more here.
Environmental Justice Ministry invites you to The Climate of Change Series
Our EJM is a member of the Climate Solutions Accelerator (previously RPCC), which is offering a 22 day program of learning and action for intersectional climate justice in Rochester and beyond which begins Thursday, April 1 and culminates on Earth Day, April 22. Learn more and sign up for this series here. A $40 fee helps expand the work of the Accelerator, but scholarships are available.

Last Sunday's video montage on the past year of online church and community.

Last Saturday’s Elder Tree many of our members shared their favorite church memories.

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The February 8, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes
First Unitarian Church of Rochester
Through spiritual connection in community, we

Listen deeply to others and ourselves
Open to wonder and transformation
Serve with love and humility
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Rochester, NY 14610