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April 4, 2014
    

 

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 White
 office@uuroc.org   

 

 

 

 

 

This Week's Service:
"Look Higher": 
How to run a marathon, 
or this is your life, now what?

Stewardship is here. Great things await First Universalist. Where are you looking? Rev. Martha Munson.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Open Topic.

Stewardship Sunday
 
GIFT: Generously Investing for Tomorrow
 

Stewardship Sunday is here!! Have you returned YOUR "piece of the pie?"  Pledges are by far the largest piece of our income "pie chart"- in fact, they are the reason we can operate at all!  Be sure to return your pledge card to church TODAY- and stop in at coffee hour on Sunday to have a piece of real pie to celebrate our shared commitment.  

 

THANK YOU to all who have pledged so far.

groceries Food Ingathering

Our monthly Food Ingathering is next Sunday, April 13. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit The Community Food Cupboard on Nester Street. 

 

There is a particular need for canned vegetables, soup, and mac and cheese.

Ladies who lunch

Ladies Who Lunch

 

Ladies Who Lunch will meet Wednesday, April 16 at noon at the Henrietta location of Aladdin's Natural Eatery (http://myaladdins.com/park_point.html) at 200 Park Point Drive, near RIT. 

 

All women are welcome. Interested? Contact Newcomb Losh at (585) 377-0532 or jnewcomb.Losh@yahoo.com.

This Week at First Universalist

 

 

Saturday

April 5

 

 

SNYP AA, Clara Barton Lounge and Adult Lounge, 8 pm

 

 

Sunday

April 6

 

 

Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 9 am

 

Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 9:15

 

Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10:30 am

 

Coffee Hour, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 am

 

Capital Campaign Committee Meeting, Adult Lounge, 12:15 pm

 

 

Monday

April 7

 

 

Board Meeting, Adult Lounge, 7 pm

 

Wednesday

April 9

 

 

Announcement Deadline, noon

 

 

Thursday

April 10

 

 

e-Outlook Deadline, noon

 

Eastman Concert Series, Sanctuary, 12:15 pm

 

 

Thank you for keeping us updated, both when you schedule events and when you need to cancel one!  Please continue to do so. Send news of your events to office@uuroc.org; or call 546-2826.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR APRIL 6, 2014:

 

NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, April 13: Thistles.When faced with a big patch of thistles, what's the best way to get across? Rev. Martha Munson.

 

NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, April 13: The Real Solution to Rochester's Poverty. Discussion of an  article written by Bruce Popper, local labor leader, published in the 2/26/14 - 3/4/14 issue of City Newspaper. Facilitated by Beth Ares.

 

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.

 

ARE YOU NEW TO FIRST UNIVERSALIST?  Have you come a few times and want to find out more about Unitarian Universalism and our congregation?  Then stop by the Welcome Table  in the Clara Barton Lounge during coffee hour.  You'll find friendly folks there every Sunday who are eager to talk with you!

 

GIFT: Generously Investing for Tomorrow Stewardship Sunday is here!! Have you returned YOUR "piece of the pie?"  Pledges are by far the largest piece of our income "pie chart"- in fact, they are the reason we can operate at all!  Be sure to return your pledge card to church TODAY- and stop in at coffee hour on Sunday to have a piece of real pie to celebrate our shared commitment.  THANK YOU to all who have pledged so far.

 

FOOD INGATHERING is next Sunday, April 13.Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit The Community Food Cupboard on Nester Street. There is a particular need for canned vegetables, soup, and mac and cheese.

 

EASTER PLANTS: Please help decorate the sanctuary for Easter by ordering a plant for $9.  Ruth Fitzgerald and Marcy Klein will be taking plant orders through Sunday, April 13th.  Please specify whether you want to take the plant home with you after the Easter service or want to give it to a member of the home congregation.  If you'd like to dedicate the plant in memory of or in honor of someone, we'll list his/her name in the Easter Sunday order of service. Also, if you'd like to deliver a plant to someone, we could use your help!

 

LADIES WHO LUNCH will meet Wednesday, April 16 at noon at the Henrietta location of Aladdin's Natural Eatery at 200 Park Point Drive, near RIT. All women are welcome. Interested? Contact Newcomb Losh at (585) 377-0532.

 

NURSERY: Help is needed in the nursery on Sunday mornings.If you're interested, please contact Carol.

 

THE PUBLIC IN PUBLIC EDUCATION:  TODAY,April 6, 2-4 pm. First Unitarian, 220 Winton Rd. For more information, please call 585.442.5111.

 

KEITH STOTT will give a concert in the sanctuary on Sunday April 13 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. He will play some of his piano compositions and read some of his poetry, short stories, and selections from his recently completed novel. All are welcome to attend. Suggested donation is $10.

 

BRYAN HOLTEN, our Director of Music, will present his second Doctoral Recital on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:00p. He will play a variety of organ works by Buxtehude, Bach, Franck, Whitlock, and Reimann, plus the world premiere of "Uluru" by Eastman composer Nathan Stang. The recital is free and open to the general public, at Christ Church, 141 East Ave.

 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT RAIHN*? Show up at the next RAIHN* training session on Tuesday, April 8th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1010  East Avenue, Rochester, and learn all you need to know to be a certified RAIHN* volunteer. Questions? Ask Sarah Singal 261-3800), Marti Eggers (385-4342), or Christine DeGolyer (461-3616). *Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network: "Helping homeless families achieve sustainable independence"

 

EARTH WEEK OUTREACH: Wednesday, April 23, 2 pm at First Universalist Church. Discussion of Will Allen's book "Good Food Revolution". Rev. Lori Staubitz will share how Lots of Food is addressing food justice issues in Rochester. RSVP to the church office or Lori.

 

WOULD YOU GIVE UP YOUR BED for one night if it could change a homeless child's life?  Car City 2014 - the signature fundraiser for RAIHN - is happening May 3-4at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue.  Car City welcomes families, students, youth groups, scout troops and individuals to spend the night in their car, raising awareness of homelessness and funds that will go directly for services to homeless families working to achieve sustainable independence.  You can help your community and support this cause as a sleep-over participant, a parking pass participant (come for evening entertainment only) or a Car City donor.  Participants who raise $50 or more in pledges will receive a Car City T-shirt.  Learn more about Car City, form a team and sign up on line by following the Car City link on the RAIHN website. Thanks!

 

EASTMAN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS: Concerts are held on Thursdays in the sanctuary from 12:15 to 12:45, are free, and open to the public. 

 

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.

 

HEARING LOOP IN SANCTUARY: Please use the T setting on your hearing aid or see an usher for a receiver.

 

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. ~Anatole France

 
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:  Office Administrator:
Kris White           
          
585.546.2826
E-mail: office@uuroc.org