Our Electronic Outlook
June 7, 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:
Thus Do We Covenant 

In anticipation of the Annual Meeting to follow, this service will focus on the meaning and nature of being a covenantal (vs. a creedal) people, the meaning of membership, leadership, and professional ministry.  Rev. Martha L. Munson

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Stupidity Theory. Two management scholars argued in their paper, "The Stupidity Theory of Organizations," that the functioning of large hierarchical organizations requires a suppression of critical intelligence.  Phil Ebersole will discuss basic concepts, including functional stupidity, stupidity management, stupidity self-management and the "how could I have been so stupid" syndrome.

Clean-up day Clean-Up Day


Saturday, June 22, 9 am-2 pm. Fix, clean, and more! Breakfast snacks and light lunch provided. 


Contact Alain Perregaux at 654.5794 or alperreg@yahoo.com or the church office 546.2826 or office@uuroc.org


UU Logo Watching General Assembly Online

Events in the Plenary Hall will be streamed live, and posted for viewing afterwards. You can watch from your home or congregation. 


For more information, please visit  http://www.uua.org/ga/virtual/30754.shtml 

Sad News


Peter House's mother, Josephine Deyo, died earlier this week in Auburn, NY.  We send our support to Peter and his partner Michael, as they navigate this transition.

This Week at First Universalist




June 8



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



June 9



Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 9:15


Sunday Service, Clara Barton Lounge, 10:30 am


Food Ingathering, Clara Barton Lounge, 10:45 am


ANNUAL MEETING, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 am




June 10



Paper Outlook Deadline, noon



June 12



Announcement Deadline, noon





June 13



e-Outlook Deadline, noon





June 15



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





NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, June 16: A Celebration of Men. On this Father's Day, the service highlights the importance of  "male energy".  Homer Simpson or Father Knows Best, or something else/more?  Rev. Martha L. Munson.


NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, June 16: Unidentified Flying Objects. The subject of UFOs won't seem to go away.   Two recent movies, THRIVE and SIRIUS, talk not just about UFOs, but alien technology to solve the energy crisis.  What's going on?  Hank Stone will facilitate 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.


THE ANNUAL MEETING will be held TODAY, in the Clara Barton Lounge immediately following the service. Annual lreports are available in the Clara Barton Lounge.


FOOD INGATHERING is TODAY. Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and paper goods will be collected to benefit The Food Cupboard on Nester Street.


THE LIBRARY AND BOOKSTORE will be closed for the summer, so now is the time to select some good reading for July and August.


SANCTUARY RENOVATIONS: You may be wondering why the service is being held in the church lounge. We are in the midst of renovating our Sanctuary & look forward to resuming Sunday services there by the end of June.


CHURCH PICNIC: Sunday, June 23. Stay tuned for more details!


CLEAN-UP DAY: Saturday, June 22, 9 am-2 pm. Fix, clean, and more! Breakfast snacks and light lunch provided. Contact Alain Perregaux at 654.5794 or alperreg@yahoo.com or the church office 546.2826 or office@uuroc.org.


CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!!! Our summer service schedule will start on Sunday, June 30.  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


GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA): The Unitarian Universalist Association's General Assembly will be held in Louisville, KY June 19-23, 2013. The theme is "From Promise to Commitment." Topics include: environmental justice, the next steps in immigration justice, anti-racism, anti-oppression multiculturalism, organizing for justice, multigenerational work, growing Unitarian Universalism, leadership education, spiritual growth and theology. 


ROCHESTER LIBERATION THEOLOGY STUDY GROUP will be meeting on the second Monday of every month at Christ Church (Episcopal),141 East Avenue, in the Guild Room. This event is non-denominational and open to all. Contact Ted Lechman (585) 490-1132


UU YOUTH WORK CAMP: July 7-13, Appalachian Folklife Center in Pipestem, WV http://www.ohiomeadville.org/omdevents/590-youthcamp2013    


THE BOOKSTORE AND LIBRARY in the Clara Barton Lounge will be open during coffee hour for borrowing, browsing, and buying.


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.

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. ~Mother Teresa
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:

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