Our Electronic Outlook
June 6, 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:
The "Free Church" is NOT Free

So what does it cost, what might it cost you?  Is it worth it?  A service for the Annual Meeting Day.  -Rev. Martha L. Munson

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Personal Hobbies/Show And Tell. Most of us have hobbies.  This will be your chance to talk about and perhaps demonstrate your hobby.  Tell your favorite hobby story if you like.  Harvey Rothbeind will facilitate.
budget 2014-15 Budget

The budget for the 2014-15 church year was approved by the Board for presentation to the congregation at the Annual Meeting.

The budget will be very different this year. If you would like to see it before the meeting, please contact Kris at the office (office@uuroc.org), Ann Rhody (annrhody@yahoo.com), or Lauretta Young (lsy14610@gmail.com) for an electronic copy.

The Annual Meeting will be held this Sunday, June 8, in the sanctuary immediately following the service. 

This Week at First Universalist




June 7



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




June 8



Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 9 am


Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 9:15 am


Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10:30 am


Food Ingathering, Sanctuary, 10:45 am


Coffee Hour, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 am


ANNUAL MEETING, Sanctuary, immediately following the service




June 11



Announcement Deadline, noon




June 12



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.



NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, June 15: In Praise of Men. On Father's Day it seems a good time to examine the role of men in our culture.  Father Knows Best?  Archie Bunker?  You?  Your dad?  There will be a bridging ceremony for Brendan Courtsal in today's service as he transitions out of high school . -Rev. Martha L. Munson


NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, June 15: Wealth and Inequality.  French economist Thomas Piketty wrote a book, Capital in the 21st Century, explaining the process by which a small number of property-owners acquire most of the wealth of society.  Phil Ebersole will explain and lead a discussion.


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.


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!


ANNUAL MEETING for First Universalist will be held TODAY June 8 immediately following the service. Key agenda items will include approval of the 2014-2015 annual budget and election of church leaders.

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

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION SUNDAY: Sunday, June 15 during coffee hour. Please join us as we celebrate our volunteers and their wonderful contributions.

CHURCH PICNIC: Sunday, June 22, Durand Eastman Park, Acorn Shelter. The fire should be ready at 1 pm. Please bring something to grill and rolls, your drink, and a dish to pass. Dessert and place settings will be provided.

CHURCH DIRECTORY: Contact the church office to either get the electronic copy or to let us know that you would like a printed copy. (office@uuroc.org) If you've requested a printed copy, it can be picked up in the office today.


SUMMER 2014 CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!!! Have you always thought of singing a solo at church?  A chance to play that clarinet piece or show off your harmonica skills?  This may be your big opportunity!! Our summer service schedule will start on Sunday, June 29. We have many talented musicians who play hymns and/or provide special music during the summer.  Are you one of them?  Even if you have just one piece you've always wanted to try to perform, we'll make a time and place for you to do it, whatever your voice or instrument.  Please contact the summer music coordinator, Ann Rhody at annrhody@yahoo.com for a schedule or more information.


WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE that First Universalist called the Rev. Celie Katovitch  to be our new settled minster by a unanimous congregational vote on May 4th. Rev. Katovitch will start her ministry with us in August. You can find more information about Rev. Katovitch at the church web site http://uuroc.org/.


THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY of the UUA will take place June 25-29 in Providence, RI.  First Universalist is entitled to three delegates for GA. If you are interested in being a delegate please contact our nominating committee chair, Tom Williams at busterdawg_1947@yahoo.com  before June 9.  For more information about GA visit their web site at http://www.uua.org/ga/.


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.


When summer sun is shining over golden land and sea,
and flowers in the hedgerow welcome butterfly and bee;
then my open heart is glowing, full of warmth for everyone,
and I feel an inner beauty which reflects the summer sun.

~Sydney Henry Knight 
(From "When Summer Sun Is Shining", #66 in Singing the Living Tradition)
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:  Office Administrator:
Kris White           
E-mail: office@uuroc.org