ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 17, 2013:
NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, March 24: As This Bill Sees It. After 25 years of sobriety what has this member of the congregation learned from attending all those A.A. meetings? Our speaker this morning will reflect on what he has learned about life in general and as a recovered alcoholic from attending those meetings. He will quote extensively from a book he has written on those same lessons. "Bill" (In accordance with the anonymity required of alcoholics at public gatherings, only first names should be used.)
NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, March 24: Antifragile. Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, says that avoiding risk can be dangerous, avoiding stress can be unhealthy and maximizing efficiency can lead to collapse. Phil Ebersole will lead a discussion of these ideas.
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 BOARD OF TRUSTEES voted unanimously to extend Rev. Munson's contract for a second year of interim ministry with us. We will be starting some of the preparations for the settled minister's search very soon...stay tuned for more details.
EASTER PLANTS: Please help decorate the sanctuary for Easter by ordering a plant for $9. Becky Elwell and Ruth Fitzgerald are taking orders until March 24th. Please specify whether you want to take the plant home with you after the Easter service or want to give it to a member of the home congregation. If you'd like to dedicate the plant in memory of or in honor of someone, we'll list his/her name in the Easter Sunday order of service. Also, if you'd like to deliver a plant to someone, we could use your help!
LUUNCH BUUNCH will gather on Sunday, April 28 at India House, 998 Clinton Avenue South, for their scrumptious buffet at noon after the service. There are plenty of choices for vegetarians as well as omnivores. All are welcome!
STEWARDSHIP 2013 "Love Will Guide Us." Get a jump start on stewardship! Our 2013 Stewardship video has been released! Find out how to pledge and how your dollars work at First Universalist. Just go to our website, uuroc.org, to view it. Happy viewing!
APRIL 21 IS STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY! After an inspiring worship service, we'll have cake and celebrate our shared commitment to our beloved community. Don't miss it!
UU LADIES WHO LUNCH: Come one and all! Wednesday, March 27th at 12:00 noon at the Black and Blue Restaurant in Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Avenue. If you can attend, please contact Glenda Brayman at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 585-586-9133.
BOOK GROUP: Sunday, April 21, in the Adult Lounge, at noon. Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, by Jeff Speck.
SAINT LAWRENCE DISTRICT ASSEMBLY: April 26 & 27, Niagara Falls Convention Center. Keynote speaker is Rev. Peter Morales, the UUA President! Please contact Board Chair John Wellin at email@example.com for more information, and check out the event brochure at http://sld.uua.org.
WINTON-CLINTON CO-PRODUCTION. Tickets for this fundraiser "Too Many Questions: An Evening With Virginia Durr" are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and $7 for students. They can now be ordered online at http://www.showclix.com/event/TooManyQuestions or can be obtained from Karen Dau (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Glenda Brayman. The 7:30pm play performance at First Unitarian Church, 220 S. Winton on Sat. March 23 will be preceded at
7:00 by several selections from Glenda's vocal jazz trio Company B.
FINGER FOODS NEEDED FOR RECEPTION: Glenda and Karen are soliciting people who can contribute a dozen or so finger-food items for the reception following the "Winton-Clinton" play performance: cookies, mini muffins, petit-fours, small pastries, etc.
TRAIN FOR RAIHN: If you'd like to volunteer for RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network), consider attending the training session at Temple Sinai (363 Penfield Rd ) on Thursday, March 21st, from 7-9 PM. The session will cover how RAIHN works, why it's needed, who are the families we serve, and what you need to know to volunteer. Then you can use your new knowledge during First Universalist's Host Week, May 12-19, when we will host guest families who temporarily need housing. Questions? Ask Sarah Singal 261-3800), Marti Eggers (385-4342), or Christine DeGolyer (461-3616) or check www.raihn.org
UU YOUTH WORK CAMP: July 7-13, Appalachian Folklife Center in Pipestem, WV http://www.ohiomeadville.org/omdevents/590-youthcamp2013
EASTMAN AT WASHINGTON SQUARE LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES Thursdays at 12:15 in the sanctuary. The concerts are free and open to the public.
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 email@example.com 225-0555,or Eileen Fernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-2301.
HEARING LOOP IN SANCTUARY: Please use the T setting on your hearing aid or see an usher for a receiver.