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February 8, 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
McCarty-White
 office@uuroc.org   

 

 

 

 

 

This Week's Service:
 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.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: 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 ways of living in a sacred space and thriving from the experiences.  Janet Perregaux will facilitate.

meeting Congregational Meeting

 

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


"Academy Awards" Premier for Video

 

Come, Come, Whoever You Are:

 An Introduction to First Universalist Church

 

February 17th after the church service promises to be the event of the year!  With 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.

 

stick family Multigenerational RE and Supper

 

The February Cozy  Supper with Multigenerational Religious Education will be held 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on February 22.  The topic is "Love".

 

Supper is provided by the RE Committee, with help from others in the Church. 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.

This Week at First Universalist

 

 

Friday

February 8

 

 

Transition Team Meeting, Adult Lounge, 6 pm

 

Saturday

February 9

 

 

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

 

 

Sunday

February 10

 

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

 

Congregational Meeting, Sanctuary, immediately following the service

 

LUUnch BUUnch, Off-site, after the meeting

 

 

Monday

February 11

 

 

Paper Outlook Deadline, noon

 

RE Committee Meeting, Volunteer Office, 7 pm

 

 

Wednesday

February 13

 

 

Announcement Deadline, noon

 

Adult RE, Clara Barton Lounge, 6:30 pm

 

 

Thursday

February 14

 

 

e-Outlook Deadline, noon

 

Eastman Lunchtime Concert, Sanctuary, 12:15

 

 

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 gemelwell@rochester.rr.com. 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 dre@uuroc.org 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 jdweme@rit.edu 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 luisricardoterres@gmail.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 rfitzgerald001@rochester.rr.com 225-0555,or Eileen Fernandez, eileenff2@yahoo.com or 225-2301.

 

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


The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.  ~Mother Teresa
 
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:

Office Administrator:
Kris McCarty-White           
          
585.546.2826
E-mail: office@uuroc.org