Our Electronic Outlook
June 28, 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


minister's study
Rev. Martha Munson
Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten

Contract Minister for Religious Education: 

 Lori Staubitz


Office Administrator: 






This Week's Service:
Being Left Out

Rev. Peter House, Summer Minister, will share with us on this day. 

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Anarchism Lite.  Political scientist James C. Scott, in his book Two Cheers for Anarchism, says contemporary U.S. society needs more scope for individual freedom and voluntary cooperation.   He advocates "anarchist calisthentics" to break the habit of blinding obeying pointless laws and rules.  Phil Ebersole will facilitate a discussion.
sun with glasses

Summer Services

Summer services begin this Sunday!

Summer services will be held each Sunday at 10 am from June 30 through September 1, 2013. We will have drop-in discussions in the summer at 11:15 am.

The Reverend Peter House will serve as our Summer Minister.

recycle Recycling


This church practices recycling for the usual reasons of ecology, but also to reduce the cost of refuse removal.  The city does not pick up non-resident recycling where we are in the Inner Loop, so it all has to be toted out.  The days of one or two people taking care of all of this labor are ended, and in September I will be posting a Recycling Take-out Sheet in the kitchen.  Rental households aren't expected to do this, but homeowner households only need take one or at most two rotations during the entire calendar year to get the job done with no undue burden on anyone.  


I know I don't want my pledge dollars to go toward increased refuse removal, and I doubt that anyone else does either!  Please do your part and choose a week to take your turn.  I will gladly offer suggestions if needed.  Thanks in advance!

Karen Dau

Church Office
Summer Office Hours

The Church Office will close Friday, July 12 and re-open Tuesday, August 20. Email and phone messages will be checked twice a week during this time. In case of emergency, please contact Peter House at summerminister@uuroc.com

This Week at First Universalist




June 29



Board Retreat, Clara Barton Lounge, 9:30 am


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




June 30



Summer Service, Clara Barton Lounge, 10 am


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




July 2



"Lot of Food" Meeting, Southwest alcove outside the sanctuary, 2 pm 



July 3



e-Outlook Deadline, noon



July 4



Office closed for Independence Day





SUMMER SERVICES begin on June 30. Please join us a half hour earlier, at 10 am, on Sundays. Peter House will serve as Summer Minister.


DROP-IN DISCUSSIONS will be held in the adult Lounge, after the service, at 11:15 am.


THE CHURCH OFFICE will close Friday, July 12 and re-open Tuesday, August 20. Email and phone messages will be checked twice a week during this time. In case of emergency, please contact Peter House at summerminister@uuroc.com.


REMINDER: If you are the last to leave the building, make sure you have turned off all the lights.


SUMMER TUTORING OPPORTUNITIES: School 52 summer reading program:  Tues, Wed, Thurs from 8:45 am to 11:45 am beginning July 9 and ending August 1. See Sarah Singal if interested.


GAY PRIDE PARADE: If you're interested in marching with other area UUs please contact Connie at cvalk@frontiernet.net . The parade is Saturday, July 20, 2013.


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.

Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network 

(RAIHN) Host Week


RAIHN is a non-profit organization of faith communities assisting homeless families in achieving sustainable independence. This is done by supporting them with resources of food, shelter, personalized case management, and a broad network of caring volunteers. Every fifteen weeks, a faith community hosts RAIHN guests in their place of worship for one week.


Our next RAIHN Host Week is August 11-18, 2013. For volunteer opportunities, please contact Chris DeGolyer at chrisdeg@frontiernet.net.


We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others. ~ Will Rogers
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:

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