Our Electronic Outlook
February 1, 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
[email protected]  
Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten

Contract Minister for Religious Education: 

 Lori Staubitz

[email protected]  

Office Administrator: 
 [email protected]   






This Week's Service:  
Tools of the Trade, or, 
How I Resist Change

We all know that the only thing constant is change.  And yet, sometimes it seems more difficult than we can manage.  Rev. Martha Munson with worship associate Patti Goodwin. 

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: One-Page Salon.  How would you answer the question "What does a positive world future require?"  Hank Stone has collected more than 25 one-page answers so far.  He'll lead a discussion of those answers, our own answers and the power of discussing the future.

It's Auction Sunday!


Sunday, February 3

Please join us after the service

in the Clara Barton Lounge.



 Step right up and get your bidding number

from Dolores DaLomba.


Lunch will be served from

11:30 to noon

Suggested donation:

$5.00 per adult

$3.00 per child

$15.00 per family of four or more


This Week at First Universalist




February 2



Renovation Committee Meeting, Adult Lounge, 5 pm


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




February 3


Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 9:15


Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10:30 am


SERVICE AUCTION, Clara Barton Lounge, noon




February 4



Board Meeting, Adult Lounge, 7 pm



February 6



Announcement Deadline, noon


Membership Meeting, Volunteer Office, 5:30 pm




February 7



e-Outlook Deadline, noon


Eastman Lunchtime Concert, Sanctuary, 12:15





NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, February 10: Just Signing the Book. What does it mean to belong to a place, a people, a congregation?  Are there rights, or rites?  Are there any responsibilities?  What if you're not a joiner?  Rev. Martha Munson


NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, February 10: The Spirituality of the Highly Sensitive Person.  Some Highly Sensitive People have tidal waves of spiritual feelings, and many meditate daily, knowing for themselves that no "faith", except for a faith that all will be well, is satisfying for them.   They create a sacred space for themselves and pass it to others for contemplation.  Come join us to explore these different waysof living in a sacred space and thriving from the experiences.  Janet Perregaux will facilitate.


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.


ANNUAL SERVICE AUCTION: TODAY after the service. Please join us in the Clara Baron Lounge, for food, fun, and fellowship!


CONGREGATIONAL MEETING:  Sunday, February 10 in the sanctuary immediately following the service, to vote on proposed changes to the by-laws.


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


BUDGET TIME IS COMING!  Yes, it's that time again... and this year we are going to ask for "formless" input on the budget!  We will not use budget request forms as we have done in the past, but if you have ideas on what should be in the 2013-14 church budget, or if you know of an area of church functioning that needs some financial attention, your ideas are welcome!  Please contact Finance Chair Ann Rhody or Treasurer Lauretta Young if you want to share your input or if you need more information.  We ask that input be provided by the end of February to be included in the budget.


BOOK GROUP: Our next selection is The Other Wes Moore, One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore "A story of one name & two fates: One boy grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation."  Please join us Sunday, Feb. 24, at noon, in the Adult Lounge.


MARCH ADULT RE: 6:30 pm Wednesdays (March 6th, 13th, 20th) "I've Got a New Way to Talk" Come join in this joyful and interactive time as we think outside the box and develop some new ways of being in relationship with others. RSVP by February 27 to Lori at [email protected] or call 546-2826.


 "TOO MANY QUESTIONS: AN EVENING WITH VIRGINIA DURR" Sat. March 23, 2013 at the First Unitarian at 7:30 p.m. The play takes place in Virginia Durr's (wife of Rosa Park's attorney) Montgomery, Alabama home following the incarceration of Rosa Parks in 1955 for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person.


COMMUNITY MEMORIAL SERVICE: for people who have died without family or resources. Sunday, February 10, 2 pm, St. Ambrose Church.


TUTORS NEEDED AT SCHOOL 7: Orientation and training is provided, but you already have the skill as a caring adult--the children love the attention! Contact [email protected].


PEACE VIGIL: You are welcome every Sunday from noon-1 pm at the corner of South Goodman St. and East Ave. Contact Hal Bauer at 585.905.5794 for more info.


EASTMAN AT WASHINGTON SQUARE LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES resumes January 10.Thursdays at 12:15 in the sanctuary. The concerts are free and open to the public.


THE BOOKSTORE AND LIBRARY in the Clara Barton Lounge will be closed today (Sunday February 3) because of the auction, and will re-open next week.


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] or 225-2301.


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

When you are through changing, you are through.  ~Bruce Barton
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:

Office Administrator:
Kris McCarty-White           
E-mail: [email protected]