Our Electronic Outlook
August 15, 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


minister's study
Rev. Celie Katovitch
Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten

Director of
Life Span Faith Development:


Office Administrator: 
Kris White






This Week's Service:
To Carry with Me

Exploring what becomes important as we go forward in life. Guest Speaker Elizabeth Osta.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Overpopulation - Is it a Legitimate Concern? Why should we care about population size? How do you define overpopulation? Is it really an issue? Doesn't the earth have a natural way of population control? Will there be enough resources to go around? Come join us for a lively discussion. Shelly Adams will facilitate.

box fan Fans Wanted 


If you have a box or table fan that you could lend during our upcoming RAIHN Host Week that starts next Sunday, the 24th, please let Marti Eggers or Sarah Singal know.  Thanks!

RAIHN2 RAIHN* Host  Week Still Needs Volunteers

We still have 14 openings for volunteers for RAIHN Week, August 24-31, when First Universalist will host temporarily homeless families. We especially need volunteers for clean-up on Sunday, August 31st after the service. Clean-up volunteers get a free lunch!

You can add yourself to the RAIHN Week schedule online through Volunteer Spot, or contact Chris DeGolyer (chrisdeg@frontiernet.net or 461-3616). 

*Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network: helping homeless families achieve sustainable independence

New UUA Logo

A new logo for the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is part of an initiative to help congregations reach out to millennial generation and others who are unchurched. Random testing groups of UUs and non-UUs described emotions and images evoked by this logo with words such as brave, enlightening, warm, spiritual, energizing, having integrity, welcoming and determined.

The UUA used the "starburst" logo from late 2005 until early 2014. Congregations and other UU organizations may continue to use this logo.

This Week at First Universalist




August 16



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




August 17



Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10 am


Food Ingathering, Clara Barton Lounge, 11 am


Refreshments, Clara Barton Lounge, 11 am


Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 11:15 am




August 18



Paper Outlook Deadline, noon



August 20



Membership Meeting, Volunteer Office, 5:45 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.



NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, August 24: Competing ENDS.We all strive to live ethical lives, but is it really possible to be completely and totally ethical all of the time? I will apply a different framework to looking at this ancient dilemma. Rev. Peter House.


NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, August 24: The Problem of Evil and the Problem of Good. People who believe in an all-powerful, all-wise, all-good deity struggle with the question of how evil arises in the world. But atheists and materialists struggle with the opposite question. How is it that goodness and the desire to be good arose in the world? Phil Ebersole will facilitate.


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!


OUR (PAPER) OUTLOOK, NOW IN COLOR! The monthly newsletter, often referred to as the Paper Outlook, is available online. You can view the August edition by going to the Learn More box of our website and  clicking on the Monthly Newsletter link, or by visiting http://uuroc.org/wp-content/uploads/August-2014-Our-Outlook.pdf.


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.

Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:  Office Administrator:
Kris White           
E-mail: office@uuroc.org