Weekly Connections
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HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021

Worship Service at 10:00 AM
Rev. Mariela Pérez-Simons, preaching

Conversation and Connection following the service
Connect with friends, old and new. It’s our coffee hour, just held virtually. 
HAPPENING SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021

Worship Service at 10:00 AM

We’ll be “visiting virtually” with
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Bethesda, MD

Following the service, please join us for
Conversation and Connection


Use the Zoom link above for all Worship Services.
No internet? Call 646-876-9923 and enter meeting ID #5852719070.
EVENTS THROUGH JULY 29, 2021
Elder Tree - Saturday, July 17 at 10:00 AM
Elder Tree is back this Saturday to give us an opportunity for time to listen and talk about the ways that the pandemic year has affected all of us. Our summer worship assignment is to listen deeply, and we’ll have the opportunity to do that together. All are welcome. Held via Zoom.

Pride Carnival for all ages - Friday, July 23 at 6:30-8:30 PM on church grounds
Mark your calendars for this intergen (all ages) fun event to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ pride@ Share some time with friends and family through art, music, story, and games that lift up the joy of inclusive love and dignity! You’ll also have a chance to meet Rev. AJ at the Pride carnival!

Free, online Guided Meditation Series - Thursdays this summer
Learn to more deeply savor the long days of summer! Come cultivate openness and calm in a group. Eight online (via Zoom) meditation classes will be held Thursdays at 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM on
July 22, 29 and August 5, 12, 19, 26. Beginning meditators welcome! Being gently guided to fully embody yourself is such a gift of self-care. Best if you can attend at least 6 of the 8. Select 3:00 PM or 5:30 PM. Questions or to sign up, email Rev. Joy Collins or call/text 585-749-0695. 
PASTORAL SUPPORT - WE'RE HERE FOR YOU
We’re here for you! Pastoral Care is available through our Pastoral Care phone line 585-270-0851 or email us at caring@rochesterunitarian.org. Everything you share will be held in confidence. 

Gen and Larry Britt are in need of meal support. If you can help, please sign up here. Your generosity of time and care is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for the wonderful support of providing Anne Perry with meals to help her mend. The “Take Them A Meal” online schedule is now “Full!”

Upcoming Memorial Services
We will be remembering and celebrating the lives of some of our beloved members on the following dates this summer:
 
Dick Fitts - Saturday, July 31 at 1:30 PM
Bill Trow - Saturday, July 31 at 3:30 PM
Alison Wilder - Saturday, August 7 at 10:00 AM
CALLS TO ACTION & OTHER REMINDERS
Social Justice Ministry
Rochester Poor People's Campaign is inviting all to participate in person at Rochester's Good Trouble Candlelight Vigil on Saturday, July 17 at 8:00 PM to honor legendary Congressperson John Lewis and support the For the People Act in front of the 'I am speaking: John Lewis Mural', located at 55 State Street across from the Federal Building. Please visit here to register.

Caregivers Support Group continues in summer months!
If you are providing care for another and would like to connect with others who are also caregivers, we hope you'll join us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM via zoom. The next meeting is on Wednesday, August 11. Contact facilitators Elise Wall and John Farrell with any questions. Join us at this Zoom link. We hope to see you there.

Summer Yard Sale - Volunteers needed! 
Our outdoor yard sale this summer will be held on Saturday, August 14, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, and we need your help! We’ll need planners through July and August, as well as help on the day of the sale. If interested, please contact Carol Anne at cacleary@rochesterunitarian.org

Environmental Justice Ministry Green Tip
Many of us are relaxing into our summer schedule where the livin' is easy and we like to take short cuts on some of the "have-tos" and "shoulds" to enjoy the sun, the beach, those shady mountain trails, the new compelling book and getting ready for friends who are soon to arrive. But let's remember to be a friend to Mother Earth as we enjoy her gifts. Monroe County's EcoPark sends us a brief recycling reminder, just to keep us on track.
 
The Environmental Justice Ministry Green Tip team will be on sabbatical in July and August as we work behind the scenes with our whole group preparing for our Fall program. Enjoy the summer, be safe and have fun. Remember the four R's: REDUCE, REUSE, REPURPOSE, RECYCLE.

Reminder of our Summer Newsletter Schedule
We will be sending out the Weekly Connections Newsletter every other week through July. You can always check our Online Events Calendar.
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