Our Electronic Outlook
August 8, 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
[email protected]  
Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten

Director of
Life Span Faith Development:


Office Administrator: 
Kris White
 [email protected]   






This Week's Service:
A Status Update

We live in a society which bombards us with messages about how we should be living in order to be happy and fulfilled, and all of us succumb to following the message to some degree. But why do we follow it, who are we following it for, and what price do we pay? Rev. Peter House.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Not Religious but Spiritual? It is a common refrain heard more and more as the nation sees a rise in secularism and a decline in attending churches and synagogues. But what does it mean to be spiritual? We'll examine that very human search for something deeper. Bill Elwell will facilitate.
groceries Food Ingathering

The Monthly Food Ingathering will be held this Sunday, August 10. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit The Community Food Cupboard on Nester Street.

There is a particular need for peanut butter, tuna, unsweetened cereal, low-sodium soup, canned stew, and baked beans.
RAIHN2 Train for RAIHN*

If you haven't trained for RAIHN yet, you will have that opportunity this Tuesday! The training will be held Tuesday, August 12th, from 6:30-8:30 PM at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 4115 Dewey Ave. The training will tell you what you need to know to help with our next RAIHN Week, from August 24-31, when First Universalist will host temporarily homeless families. If you have questions, please contact Christine DeGolyer ([email protected]). This information is also posted on the bulletin board in the Clara Barton Lounge.

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


Green Initiative


As part of our green initiative, the monthly (paper) newsletter is available in an electronic format. You can find it on our website by clicking the Monthly Newsletter link in the Learn More box. 


The September issue of Our (Paper) Outlook will be mailed only to those who request it. If you prefer a paper copy, please contact Kris at [email protected]

This Week at First Universalist




August 9



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




August 10



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 13



Library Committee Meeting, Clara Barton Lounge, 2 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 [email protected]; or call 546-2826.



NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, August 17: To Carry with Me.Exploring what becomes important as we go forward in life. Guest Speaker Elizabeth Osta.


NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, August 17: 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.


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!


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 [email protected] 225-0555,or Eileen Fernandez, [email protected].


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

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~Guillaume Apollinaire

Please submit e-Outlook articles to:  Office Administrator:
Kris White           
E-mail: [email protected]