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December 6, 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 White
 office@uuroc.org   

 

 

 

 

 

This Week's Service:    
Just Be

In this sometimes frenetic season, it can be good to take some time to breathe and be, to remind ourselves of deeper things.  This is a quiet, meditative service of song and story.  Be refreshed in spirit. Rev. Martha L. Munson.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: 12 Years a Slave.  Phil Ebersole will review the book, 12 Years a Slave, by Solomon Northrup and the movie based on it, then lead a discussion of the history of slavery and its legacy.

December's Social Justice Plate Offering 

 

The Social Justice Plate Offering will be this Sunday, December 8.  Money collected will be used for holiday bonuses for our staff here at First Universalist in appreciation of all the wonderful work they do. Please give generously.

 

Thank you,

Ed Deller

Board President

poinsettia Deck the Halls with...Christmas Poinsettias!  

 

Please help make the sanctuary beautiful for Christmas by ordering a poinsettia plant for $9. You can place your order with Ruth Fitzgerald or Eileen Fernandez by Sunday, December 15th.  Please specify whether you will take the plant home with you after the Christmas Eve service or you want to donate it to our Congregation without Walls.  If you'd like to dedicate the plant in memory or honor of someone, we'll list his/her name in the Order of Service on Sunday, December 22nd and on Christmas Eve.  Also, if you'd like to deliver a plant to someone, we welcome your help!

This Week at First Universalist

 

 

Saturday

December 7

 

 

Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary, 5 pm

 

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

 

 

Sunday

December 8

 

 

Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 9 am

 

Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 9:15

 

Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10:30 am

 

Food Ingathering, Sanctuary, 10:45 am

                                          

Coffee Hour, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 am

 

Hanging of the Greens, Sanctuary, 12:15 pm

 

House Committee Meeting, RE Room 35, 12:15 pm

 

Stewardship Committee Meeting, Adult Lounge, 12:15 pm

 

 

Monday

December 9

 

 

Board Meeting, Adult Lounge, 7 pm

 

 

Wednesday

December 11

 

 

Announcement Deadline, noon

 

Membership Committee Meeting, Off-site, 5:45 pm

 

 

Thursday

December 12

 

 

Staff Meeting, Volunteer Office, 10:30 am

 

e-Outlook Deadline, noon

 

Paper 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 DECEMBER 8, 2013:

 

NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, December 15: Music Sunday. Carols Around the World. Join us for a celebration of the holiday season, with carols from Spain, Russia, France, and England. This is sure to be a festive occasion!

 

NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, December 15: Choosing Charity.  What is your favorite charity?  How do you choose which charity to support?  Janet Rothbeind will help us share our thoughts.

 

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!

 

FOOD INGATHERING: The monthly Food Ingathering is TODAY. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit The Community Food Cupboard. There is a particular need for canned vegetables, soup, mac & cheese, and peanut butter.

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE PLATE OFFERING is today. Money collected will be used for holiday bonuses for our staff here at First Universalist in appreciation of all the wonderful work they do. Please give generously.

LUUNCH BUUNCH today at 12:15   We have space reserved at the newly-opened Harvest Cafe, 298 Exchange Blvd.  Want to check the menu? Their website is www.harvest-cafe.com. Are you available to choose the gathering places for January and February?  Please let Joyce Gilbert know: 244-7403.

 

LADIES WHO LUNCH will be meeting tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 9, at noon at Sultan Lebanese Cuisine & Bakery in Mt. Hope Plaza. All women are welcome. Newcomb Losh is handling the reservations. Contact her at jnewcomb.Losh@yahoo.com or at (585) 377-0532 by Dec. 8th.

 

DECK THE HALLS...WITH CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS!  Please help make the sanctuary beautiful for Christmas by ordering a poinsettia plant for $9. You can place your order with Ruth Fitzgerald or Eileen Fernandez by Sunday, December 15th.  Please specify whether you will take the plant home with you after the Christmas Eve service or you want to donate it to our Congregation without Walls.  If you'd like to dedicate the plant in memory or honor of someone, we'll list his/her name in the Order of Service on Sunday, December 22nd and on Christmas Eve.  Also, if you'd like to deliver a plant to someone, we welcome your help!

 

CHOIR REHEARSAL in preparation for Music Sunday (December 15): Sat Dec 14, 5:00p-7:00p (Sanctuary). All are welcome!

 

COOKIES: Cookies are needed for the reception after the Christmas Eve service. If you are able to bring a dozen cookies, please do! Contact Tom Williams.

 

THE 4TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOPPE:  We're back! Check us out during coffee hour! Last year, your generous donations set a new record for the Shoppe and helped us make that line item in the Budget come true.

 

FIRST UNIVERSALIST RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM could use your help!  We have openings for volunteers in all aspects of the program including teaching, program planning, nursery care and certain one-time projects.   We hope you will join us! Please contact Charlie Courtsal (gwincourt@frontiernet.net) if you are interested.

 

HELP IS NEEDED in the nursery Sundays. If you're interested, please contact Carol Williams at carollovesdolls@gmail.com.

 

THANK YOU one and all for the gifts of food for the Thanksgiving tables of some families at School 7. Do we do turkeys? Wow, yes! Just ask Jeannie Gloss how it's done.  And all the trimmings. It was absolutely wonderful!

 

CHRISTMAS GIVING: Opportunities to donate toys to the children of School 7  (see Sarah Singal.) and don't forget the mitten tree! Details for will be in the December Outlook. Warm thanks to all!

 

ADOPT A RAIHN FAMILY FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Individuals, families or groups choose the size family they wish to adopt.  They will then receive a profile of their "adopted" family with ages, sizes and a wish list.  If unable to adopt a family, gift cards would be welcome.  Deadline to "adopt" is December 16th.  If you are interested or if you have questions, please contact Marti Eggers.  Thank you!

 

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.


There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.  ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes 
 
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:  Office Administrator:
Kris White           
          
585.546.2826
E-mail: office@uuroc.org