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April 26, 2013
    

 

First Universalist Church

 


First Universalist Church of Rochester, NY

 

150 South Clinton Avenue
(corner of Court St.)
Rochester, NY 14604

 

 

585.546.2826 office

 

585.325.5092
minister's study
 
 
 
 
Quicklinks:
 
 Minister:
Rev. Martha Munson
minister@uuroc.org  
  
 
Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten

Contract Minister for Religious Education: 

 Lori Staubitz

dre@uuroc.org  

Office Administrator: 
  Kris
McCarty-White
 office@uuroc.org   

 

 

 

 

 

This Week's Service    
Why Do They Call it "Gaming"?

A service about gambling, the poor, libertarianism, and the state. Rev. Martha L. Munson.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: War Zone Faith. The Rev. George Tyger, former minister of First Universalist Church, has written a book about his experiences and reflections as an Army chaplain in Afghanistan.  Phil Ebersole will review the book and lead a discussion.

Heart with light

Thank You, Thank You!!  
 
Stewardship 2013: Love Will Guide Us. As of now, about 75% of our expected pledge cards have been received!  You have been very generous, and we celebrated well with that beautiful cake at last week's service! 

 

If you are a member or pledging friend and have not yet returned a pledge card, a member of the stewardship team will contact you.  Can you save a volunteer some work?  Please mail your pledge card or drop it off at church NOW!!  

 

If you have misplaced your card or would like to make your pledge via e-mail, please contact Bill Jones at william.jones@rochester.edu

LUUnch BUUnch

LUUnch BUUnch

 

This Sunday, April 28, at India House, 998 Clinton Avenue South, at noon after the service.  

 

Plenty of choices for vegetarians as well as omnivores.  All are welcome!

Bryan Holten Bryan Holten Recital

 

On Wednesday, May 1, at 4:30pm, Bryan Holten, Music Director of First Universalist, will present his first DMA Organ Degree Recital.  All are invited to attend this free event.  

 

The recital will be held at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St.  Make note that parking will be available only on-street or at the Sister Cities Garage.  The City Hall lot across from the church will not be available at that time.

This Week at First Universalist

 

 

Saturday

April 27

 

 

Mindfulness Group, Adult Lounge, 9 am

 

Young People's AA Meeting, Clara Barton Lounge and Adult Lounge, 7 pm/Set-up, 8 pm/Meeting

 

 

Sunday

April 28

 

 

Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 9:15

 

Sunday Service, Clara Barton Lounge, 10:30 am

 

Coffee Hour, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 am

 

LUUnch BUUNch, Offf site, noon

 

Auction Dinner, Clara Barton Lounge, 5:30 pm

 

 

Wednesday

May 1

 

 

Announcement Deadline, noon

 

 

 

Thursday

May 2

 

 

e-Outlook Deadline, noon

 

Eastman Lunchtime Concert, Clara Barton Lounge, 12:15 pm

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR APRIL 28, 2013:

 

NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, May 5: What Do We Worship What makes me look forward to our services each Sunday? It's all here in the Affirmation of Faith. Guest speaker Kitty Forbush.

 

NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, May 5: My Hindu Experience.  For the past six years Janus Mary Jones has been attending the Hindu Temple of Rochester. She is now a member of that congregation as well as 1st Universalist, where she has been a member for 23 years.  Join Janus Mary for her presentation and discussion of what Hindus believe and how they worship, what brought her to Hinduism and her experiences as an "outsider" at the Temple. In her understanding of the faith, some schools of Hindu thought could be compatible with UUism; particularly our Universalist half.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:Kids ages four and older join us every week in the sanctuary for the first portion of our worship service. Children's Worship begins after the Message for All Ages.  Nursery care for babies and younger children is provided throughout the service on the second floor.  We also have seating in our second floor foyer, where parents can hold their little ones and listen to the service via speaker.

 

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 5th: The purpose of this meeting is to elect members to the Ministerial Search Committee. Nominees for this committee have been recommended by the members of the congregation via phone calls or other personal contact. From the ballot provided, the congregation will select four members, and the Board will select the remaining three from the rest of the pool. Obviously, the support and input of the entire congregation is critical to this process, so please come and vote!

 

STEWARDSHIP 2013: Love Will Guide Us. Thank You, Thank You!!  As of now, about 75% of our expected pledge cards have been received!  You have been very generous, and we celebrated well with that beautiful cake at last week's service! If you are a member or pledging friend and have not yet returned a pledge card, a member of the stewardship team will contact you.  Can you save a volunteer some work?  Please mail your pledge card or drop it off at church NOW!!  If you have misplaced your card or would like to make your pledge via e-mail, please contact Bill Jones at william.jones@rochester.edu

 

LUUNCH BUUNCH: TODAY at India House, 998 Clinton Avenue South, at noon after the service.  Plenty of choices for vegetarians as well as omnivores.  All are welcome!

 

ATTENTION, COFFEE DRINKERS: Even though we may be serving food and coffee near the bookstore/library area, the Library Committee would appreciate it if you would refrain from setting down beverages on the book table, or learning over the book table with a coffee cup in your hand.   The odds are  that no harm will be done in any particular case, but we've had books damaged in this way. Thanks.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 4:30 PM: Bryan Holten, Music Director of First Universalist, will present his first DMA Organ Degree Recital.  All are invited to attend this free event.  The recital will be held at the Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St.  Make note that parking will be available only on-street or at the Sister Cities Garage.  The City Hall lot across from the church will not be available at that time.

 

SPRING CONCERT: Featuring Kitty Forbush. Sunday May 5, 2-4 pm at Brockport UU Fellowship (Corner of Rts. 104 & 260, the former Garland Church) Adults $10

 

THE PAPER OUTLOOK erroneously lists a service on May 10, which is a Friday. There is no service on that date.

 

INTERFAITH IMPACT OF NEW YORK STATE Advocacy Day: Monday, April 29, in Albany.  The Women's Equality Act, Gender Expression and Fair Elections are our three issues.  Contact Dick Gilbert for more information or go to www.interfaithimpactnys.org.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS are available for children and youth to attend Camp Unirondack this summer. Please see Janet Perregaus for details. Deadline is May 1.

 

EASTMAN AT WASHINGTON SQUARE LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES Thursdays at 12:15 in the Clara Barton Lounge. The concerts are free and open to the public.

 

THE BOOKSTORE AND LIBRARY in the Clara Barton Lounge will be open during coffee hour for borrowing, browsing, and buying.

 

A CARING COMMITTEE REMINDER: When a family member enters the hospital, needs emergency meals, needs transportation to church, or wants home visits; please contact Ruth Fitzgerald rfitzgerald001@rochester.rr.com 225-0555,or Eileen Fernandez, eileenff2@yahoo.com or 225-2301.

 

ROCHESTER AREA INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK (RAIHN) is a non-profit organization of faith communities assisting homeless families in achieving sustainable independence. Every fifteen weeks, a faith community hosts RAIHN guests in their place of worship for one week. 

 

Our next RAIHN week starts on Mother's Day, and we can make a few mothers' lives better by providing a safe place for their families to stay. For volunteer opportunities during the week of May 12-19, 2013, please contact Chris DeGolyer at chrisdeg@frontiernet.net.   


Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.  ~Chief Seattle, 1855
 
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:

Office Administrator:
Kris McCarty-White           
          
585.546.2826
E-mail: office@uuroc.org