Our Electronic Outlook
July 11, 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. Martha Munson
Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten

Contract Minister for Religious Education: 

 Lori Staubitz


Office Administrator: 
Kris White






This Week's Service:
Letting Go of Toxic Relatives

"You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your relatives" the old clich´┐Ż goes. But there are times when our own well-being is compromised by our feelings of obligation to toxic or abusive family members. Sometimes, it's not only OK to let these people go, it's imperative. Rev. Peter House.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Talking With The Disaffected. How do practice active listening and respect for those whose views are so extreme from your point of view? How do you keep your cool and not respond in kind to words that are confrontational? Bill Elwell Facilitates.
Memorial Service

A memorial service will be held for Dave Franke (Rev. Martha Munson's husband) this Saturday, July 12, at First Presbyterian Church, 6293 West Main Street, Byron, NY.  

His obituary can be viewed here: 

This Week at First Universalist




July 12



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




July 13



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



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.



NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, July 20: Do you really want to live forever? The Christian writer C.S. Lewis wrote that all that is necessary for there to be a Hell is eternal life, and human nature as it is. Would immortality be a blessing or a curse? Phil Ebersole.


NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, July 20: Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator. An overview of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the different personality types and what each means. Facilitated by David Damico


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 is this Sunday. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected to benefit The Community Food Cupboard on Nester Street. 


PRIDE PARADE: Saturday, July 19. Please sign up on the Social Justice bulletin board in the Clara Barton Lounge with your contact information.  Gathering time is 2:30 PM, but more details -- including carpooling to the parade -- will be shared by those who sign up or email Connie Valk at cvalk@frontiernet.net


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.

Peace: it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work; it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. ~Unknown 
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:  Office Administrator:
Kris White           
E-mail: office@uuroc.org