Our Electronic Outlook
June 27, 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:

Don't Be Too Quick to "Unfriend" Someone


In the age of Facebook, we are all familiar with the term "unfriending". But what really warrants this drastic step? Can good friends hold differing political and religious views? We'll explore what matters, and what doesn't when it comes to friendship. -Rev. Peter House

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: To be announced.
sun with glasses Summer Schedule

Summer services begin this Sunday, June 29. Services will be held a half hour earlier, at 10 am. Drop-In Discussions will begin at 11:15 am, following the service.

Everyone is welcome to attend. 

pride flag Why March in Pride Parade July 19? 


We say we want to have visibility in the community.  Here is one way we make it happen.


Wear your Standing on the Side of Love T-shirt, your First Universalist T-shirt, or other apparel, and march down Park Avenue with other UUs behind our banner on 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


We usually have twenty or more First Universalists participate.  If you have never marched with the group before, come join us as UUs continue to take this stand for social justice.  We've been heartened by the demonstration of thanks from the LGBTQ Community. Great strides have been made, but the struggle is not over.  Transgender issues are the new frontier in NY State.  This is one way we can make a stand for social justice.

Church Office
Office Hours

The office will close for three weeks this summer, instead of five. The office will close Friday, July 11 at 2:45 pm and re-open on Tuesday, August 5 at 8:30 am. The office will be closed the week of November 10, and one other week, to be determined. (Please note, the office will be closed for Independence Day Friday, July 4.)

In the event of an emergency, please contact Rev. Peter House at summerminister@uuroc.org or 325-5092.  

This Week at First Universalist




June 28



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




June 29



Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10 am


Refreshments, Clara Barton Lounge, 11 am


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




July 3



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 office@uuroc.org; or call 546-2826.



SUMMER SERVICES: Summer services begin a half hour earlier, at 10 am. Rev. Peter House is our summer minister.


SUMMER DROP-IN DISCUSSIONS: We'll meet at 11:15 a.m. during our summer schedule.


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!


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.


Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it in yourself. ~Edmund Lee
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:  Office Administrator:
Kris White           
E-mail: office@uuroc.org