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March 22, 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

 

585.325.5092
minister's study
 
 
 
 
Quicklinks:
 
 Minister:
Rev. Martha Munson
minister@uuroc.org  
  
 
Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten

Contract Minister for Religious Education: 

 Lori Staubitz

dre@uuroc.org  

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

 

 

 

 

 

This Week's Service:
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.)

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: 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.
Renewal

Last Chance to Sign Up

 

Last chance to sign up for the Friday Night Cozy Supper on March 29 at 5:30 PM! The topic is "Renewal". You'll find the sign up sheet on the little bulletin board by the coffee hour table.  Or contact Connie Valk at cvalk@frontiernet.net or 585-467-3191.

 

sanctuary Renovation News

 

The electrical work did start on February 25 as planned.  The power and control lines have been installed all the way to the locations where the new lights and controls will be mounted later.  

 

On Monday April 1st the pews and floor work will begin.  It means that, after the service on Sunday March 31st, every object in the sanctuary that is not anchored to the floor will need to be removed.  Everybody is invited to join in this giant moving party. 

 

Between April 1st and some time in June, the Sunday services and the Thursday noon concerts will be held in the Clara Barton Lounge.  More details about these will be coming from other committees.  For questions and comments, contact Alain Perregaux in person or at alperreg@yahoo.com.

 
history scroll History Wall

In Clara Barton Lounge, there is a "History Wall", a project of the interim minister and the Transition Team.  Your input it solicited/encouraged/invited!  Many events of the last 50 years are chronicled. 

We invite you to "weigh in" and add your own events/thoughts/feelings.  This "Wall" will become the basis for a service on April 7th.  The time in now.  We want to hear from you.  Thanks.    

This Week at First Universalist

 

 

Saturday

March 23

 

 

Stewardship Meeting, Clara Barton Lounge, 9:30 am

 

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

 

 

Sunday

March 24

 

Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 9:15

 

Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10:30 am

 

Coffee Hour, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45

 

Orientation, Adult Lounge, noon

 

Private Rental, Clara Barton Lounge, 6 pm

 

 

Tuesday

March 26

 

 

Paper Outlook Production, Volunteer Office, 2 pm

 

Wednesday

March 27

 

 

Announcement Deadline, noon

 

 

Thursday

March 28

 

 

e-Outlook Deadline, noon

 

Eastman Lunchtime Concert, Sanctuary, 12:15

 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 24, 2013:

 

NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, March 31: The Glad Surprise of Spring. A service for all ages.  Rev. Martha L. Munson

 

NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, March 31: Open forum discussion or to be announced.

 

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.

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE PLATE OFFERING is today. Money collected will benefit "Catherine's Peace Team". This is a project started by Jack Sullivan, the 9 year old cousin of Catherine Violet Hubbard, 6, who was a victim of the Sandy Hook Shooting-he is constructing a Peace Garden and Sanctuary in her honor to be constructed at Allens Creek School. The money is going for plantings, a bench and a plaque in her honor and to be a symbol to promote peace. 

 

ORIENTATION TO UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM will be held on Sunday, March 24 at 12:00 PM in the second floor adult lounge.  Visitors who wish to learn more about our faith, as well as "old timers" who would like a refresher are welcome to attend.

 

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. 

 

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP for the Friday Night Cozy Supper on March 29 at 5:30 PM! The topic is "Renewal". You'll find the sign up sheet on the little bulletin board by the coffee hour table.  Or contact Connie Valk at cvalk@frontiernet.net or 585-467-3191.

 

SANCTUARY MOVING DAY: Help wanted to move cushions and furniture out of the sanctuary after the Easter Sunday service, March 31. It won't take long if we have plenty of help. No sign up sheet--just come! Thank you

 

RENOVATION UPDATE: The electrical work did start on February 25 as planned.  The power and control lines have been installed all the way to the locations where the new lights and controls will be mounted later.  On Monday April 1st the pews and floor work will begin.  It means that, after the service on Sunday March 31st, every object in the sanctuary that is not anchored to the floor will need to be removed.  Everybody is invited to join in this giant moving party. Between April 1st and some time in June, the Sunday services and the Thursday noon concerts will be held in the Clara Barton Lounge.  More details about these will be coming from other committees.  For questions and comments, contact Alain Perregaux in person or at alperreg@yahoo.com.

 

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 gkbrayman@frontiernet.net or at 585-586-9133.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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!

 

BOOK GROUP: Sunday, April 21, in the Adult Lounge, at 12:15.  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 jdweme@rit.edu for more information, and check out the event brochure at http://sld.uua.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 rfitzgerald001@rochester.rr.com 225-0555,or Eileen Fernandez, eileenff2@yahoo.com or 225-2301.

 

HEARING LOOP IN SANCTUARY: Please use the T setting on your hearing aid or see an usher for a receiver.

 

 

 One day at a time. (AA slogan)
 
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:

Office Administrator:
Kris McCarty-White           
          
585.546.2826
E-mail: office@uuroc.org