Our Electronic Outlook
July 4, 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
[email protected]  
Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten

Contract Minister for Religious Education: 

 Lori Staubitz

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Office Administrator: 
Kris White
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          This Week's Service:         
Sitting at the Stop Light With Your Four Way Flashers On

We all live in our own little worlds. What goes on in our minds is only obvious to us. How much happier we would be if we were able to hold that truth in constant awareness! Rev. Peter House.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: MetaMaterials and Nano Technology. Every branch of the Physical Sciences will be affected by the recent developments in Nanotechnology ("Nanotech" for short) and Metamaterials.  These advances knock old assumptions for a loop!  What differences may it mean in your life?  John "Jack" Belli will facilitate.

groceries Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation  


Our congregation has been very generous in donating to the Community Food Cupboard this year, and our contributions are needed just as much during July and August.  The next food ingathering will take place on July 13.  Please be as generous as possible.  Thank you.

This Week at First Universalist




July 5



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




July 6



Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10 am


Refreshments, Clara Barton Lounge, 11 am


Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 11:15 am




July 7



Board Meeting, Adult Lounge, 7 pm



July 10



e-Outlook Deadline, noon




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 [email protected]; or call 546-2826.



NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, July 13: 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.


NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, July 13Talking 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.


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!


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 [email protected]


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].


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


Patience is the pure expression of a spiritually developed heart. ~Anonymous
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:  Office Administrator:
Kris White           
E-mail: [email protected]