ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 10, 2013:
NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, February 17: Dear Mr. President. A letter to President Obama on the weekend which honors his illustrious predecessors Washington and Lincoln. Rev. Martha Munson
NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, February 17: Life as a Drop-In Discussion. Hal Bauer suggests thinking of drop-in discussions as a metaphor for life. We arrive unprepared; sometimes, sadly, leave early; make a contribution; listen to friends, family and others; try to be kind. Beyond youth, life is often too short for most to fully grasp. Hal Bauer invites you to share yours.
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 TODAY. Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and paper products will be collected to benefit The Food Cupboard on Nester Street.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: TODAY in the sanctuary immediately following the service, to vote on proposed changes to the by-laws.
SANCTUARY RENOVATION NEWS: Check out the new carpet, cushion fabric, and cushion design at the Clinton Avenue end of the sanctuary after service TODAY.
LUUNCH BUUNCH: TODAY after the By-Laws Congregational Meeting, at Dac Hoa, 230 Monroe Avenue. The prices on the menu are modest; the food is yummy. There are also over a dozen vegetarian options. All are welcome! Come, celebrate our new By-Laws!
AN INTRODUCTION TO FIRST UNIVERSALIST: Feb 17 after the service. Delicious finger food refreshments in the Clara Barton Lounge, we will view the new video, applaud the stars of the video as they receive their coveted awards, and be entertained by an exciting musical group "The Membership Committee Do-Wops". This is a not-to-be-missed family event.
SUPPER AND MULTI-GENERATIONAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Fri, Feb 22, 5:30. The topic is "Love". Childcare is provided for children under age six, if you let Connie Valk know one week in advance. Sign up on the bulletin board in the Clara Barton Lounge, on the website: http//uuroc.org, or leave a message at 585-467-3191. Vegan option available.
BUDGET TIME IS COMING! 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 by the end of February.
BOOK GROUP: Our next selection is The Other Wes Moore, One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore. Please join us Sunday, Feb. 24, at noon, in the Adult Lounge.
LADIES WHO LUNCH: Feb 26, noon, at Trata on Culver Rd. Everyone is welcome. Contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 426-1519t o reserve a spot.
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@example.com or call 546-2826.
SAINT LAWRENCE DISTRICT ASSEMBLY: April 26 & 27, Niagara Falls Convention Center. Keynote speaker is Rev. Peter Morales, the UUA President! The Board has a limited amount of funding available for attendees. Please contact Board Chair John Wellin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and check out the event brochure at http://sld.uua.org.
"TOO MANY QUESTIONS: AN EVENING WITH VIRGINIA DURR" Sat. March 23, 7:30, First Unitarian The play takes place in Virginia Durr's Montgomery, Alabama home following the incarceration of Rosa Parks in 1955 for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person.This is a joint fundraiser for First Unitarian and First Universalist. Tickets on sale soon!
ARMCHAIR NEEDED as a prop for the Virginia Durr play. If you are able to lend a 1940-50s style armchair, please contact Glenda Brayman or Karen Dau. This play is a fundraiser for both churches, profits will be split between First Universalist and First Unitarian.
COMMUNITY MEMORIAL SERVICE: for people who have died without family or resources. TODAY 2 pm, St. Ambrose Church.
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY TRAINING PROGRAM: Sun, Febr 17, 1:30, First Unitarian Rm 110. Reservations strongly recommended 585-729-8242 or email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 225-0555,or Eileen Fernandez, email@example.com or 225-2301.
HEARING LOOP IN SANCTUARY: Please use the T setting on your hearing aid or see an usher for a receiver.