Our Electronic Outlook
April 5, 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


minister's study
Rev. Martha Munson
Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten

Contract Minister for Religious Education: 

 Lori Staubitz


Office Administrator: 






This Week's Service: 

Ghosts, specters, walk the halls of First Universalist, and they walk with us more personally, carrying the memories of our lives. Who are these ghosts? Should we even listen to them? Rev. Martha L. Munson

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Getting our Affairs in Order.  One of the most generous things we can do for our families is to plan what we would like to have happen after we die.  Death will catch up to each of us sooner or later, but it shouldn't catch us without a will.  Hank Stone will discuss his preparations, and invites everyone's stories.
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GUUSTO Meeting

The next Meeting of "Genesee Valley Universalist UnitarianS TOgether"  (GUUSTO) will be held at First Unitarian Church (Winton Rd.) on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:30.  

Pizza and salad will be served.

This Week at First Universalist




April 6



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




April 7



Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 9:15


Sunday Service, Clara Barton Lounge, 10:30 am


Coffee Hour, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 am


Money 101, Choir Room, noon


Poetry Slam, Clara Barton Lounge, 12:30 pm




April 8



Board Meeting, Adult Lounge, 7 pm



April 9



Architect Meeting, Volunteer Office, 10 am



April 10



Announcement Deadline, noon




April 11



e-Outlook Deadline, noon


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





NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, April 14: Adam FrankAdam Frank, acclaimed book author, NPR commentator, and astrophysics professor at the University of Rochester will share with us on this day. The recipient of a Hubble Fellowship, Prof. Frank is an expert on stellar formation. His popular science writings include regular contributions to Discover  and Astronomy magazines, and the books About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang and The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs Religion Debate.


NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, April 14: Expectations. "On a recent vacation to Toronto, there were several instances where I was disappointed over a number of things ranging from costs to inadequate services," David Damico said. "On reflection, my frustration was the result of my expectations caused either from lack of knowledge or poor planning. This is something I'd like to avoid in the future. In this discussion, I'd like to address expectations and how we deal with disappointment. Can adequate foresight lead to a more settled mind?"


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.


FOOD INGATHERING is next Sunday. Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and paper goods will be collected to benefit The Food Cupboard on Nester Street.


PLEASE JOIN US FOR "MONEY 101" TODAY NOON. What is Stewardship? How is money used at First Universalist Church? How do I know how much to pledge?  How can I support the church if I don't have much money?  On Sunday, April 7 at 12 noon,  please join Rev. Munson and Stewardship co-chair Heather Jones for a short session as they walk you through some basic information about finances at First Universalist. Perfect for newer members and friends!


POETRY SLAM TODAY!, 12:30-2:30 with light refreshments. $10 at the door.


DID YOU GET YOUR LOVE LETTER? Pledge cards should be brought to church or returned by mail no later than April 21, 2013.  For questions, or if you did not receive a letter,  please contact Bill or Heather Jones or any member of the stewardship team.


RENOVATION UPDATE: Between April 1st and the end of June, the Sunday services and the Thursday noon concerts will be held in the Clara BartonLounge.  More details about these will be coming from other committees.  For questions and comments,contact Alain Perregaux in person or at alperreg@yahoo.com.


APRIL 21 IS STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY!After an inspiring worship service, we'll have cake and celebrate our shared commitment to our beloved community.  Don't miss it!


BOOK GROUP: Sunday, April 21, in the Adult Lounge, at 12:15.  Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, by Jeff Speck.


UU LADIES WHO LUNCH The April lunch date is for Tuesday, April 23, and will be held at noon at India House, 998 S. Clinton Ave. There is a parking lot and also ample street parking. If you would like to go please email ssingal@rochester.rr.com.


LUUNCH BUUNCH will gather on Sunday, April 28 at India House, 998 Clinton Avenue South, for their scrumptious buffet at noon after the service.  There are plenty of choices for vegetarians as well as omnivores.  All are welcome!


INTERNATIONAL BUFFET April 28 at 5:30.  sign-up  at church email Joyce Gilbert at JTGilbert@frontiernet.net.  $20 per person. 


THE GUUSTO MEETING will be at First Unitarian Church, Winton Rd on April 11 at 5:30.  Pizza and salad will be served.


SAINT LAWRENCE DISTRICT ASSEMBLY: April 26 & 27, Niagara Falls Convention Center. Keynote speaker is Rev. Peter Morales  Please contact Board Chair John Wellin at jdweme@rit.edu for more information, and check out the event brochure at http://sld.uua.org.


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.


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

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


Memory is a crazy woman that hoards colored rags and throws away food.  ~Austin O'Malley 
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:

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