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March 28, 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

 

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 White
 office@uuroc.org   

 

 

 

 

 

        This Week's Service:        

Shared Ministry: 

Going Out on a Limb - Together   

 

Our pulpit guest this morning is the Rev. Barbara Child.  She is Martha's interim mentor and Dave and Martha's friend.  

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: Buckminster Fuller. "Bucky" was raised Episcopalian, although his male ancestors were Unitarian ministers.  I was first introduced to his work at RIT in my design class, regarding his geodesic domes. After a "revelation," he turned his life toward helping humanity and the planet.  He believed that we could provide for the whole world's population by better design and use of our resources. Facilitated by Bob Zimmermann.

GIFT: Generously Investing for Tomorrow

 

Would you like to be in the Majors?  Our Major Donors are our top givers- this year, defined as those who pledge over $4,000 per year to the church.  Our major donors account for about 50% of pledge income.

 

Most of our Major Donors took a long time to be able to give at that level.  But at some point, they "stepped up" their investment in our Downtown Gem.  While this amount of giving may be out of reach for some, it is a good time for others to step up to this level and join our Major Donors.  How about you?  Of course, it takes ALL kinds of pledges at ALL levels to fund the church- no pledge is too small.  So whether or not you can play in the "Majors" this year, join us in taking a step up in your investment!

 

tulips Easter Plants

 

Please help decorate the sanctuary for Easter by ordering a plant for $9.  Ruth Fitzgerald and Marcy Klein will be taking plant orders through Sunday, April 13th.  

 

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!

RAIHN2 Want to Know More About  RAIHN*? 

 

Show up at the next RAIHN* training session on Tuesday, April 8th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1010  East Avenue, Rochester, and learn all you need to know to be a certified RAIHN* volunteer. Questions? Ask Sarah Singal 261-3800), Marti Eggers (385-4342), or Christine DeGolyer (461-3616) or check www.raihn.org 

 

*Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network: "Helping homeless families achieve sustainable independence"


This Week at First Universalist

 

 

Saturday

March 29

 

 

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

 

 

Sunday

March 30

 

 

Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 9 am

 

Drop-In Discussion, Adult Lounge, 9:15

 

Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10:30 am

 

Coffee Hour, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 am

 

RE Thank You Lunch, RE Room 31, 12:15 pm

 

Book Group, Adult Lounge, 12:15 pm

 

 

Wednesday

April 2

 

 

Announcement Deadline, noon

 

 

Thursday

April 3

 

 

e-Outlook Deadline, noon

 

Eastman Concert Series, Sanctuary, 12:15 pm

 

 

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MARCH 30, 2014:

 

NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, April 6: "Look Higher": How to run a marathon, or this is your life, now what? Stewardship is over. Great things await First Universalist. Where are you looking? Rev. Martha Munson.

 

NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, April 6: Open topic.

 

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!

  

STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY IS APRIL 6! Don't forget to return your pledge card to the church (by mail or in the GIFT box in the Clara Barton Lounge) by Stewardship Sunday!  Then join us for pie during coffee hour as we celebrate what an important piece of the "pie" comes from OUR pledges!

 

BOOK CLUBwill meet TODAY at 12:15 Our selection for the month is:  One True Thing by Anna Quindlen There should be a lively discussion Any questions please contact Shirley Bond.

 

EASTER PLANTS: Please help decorate the sanctuary for Easter by ordering a plant for $9.  Ruth Fitzgerald and Marcy Klein will be taking plant orders through Sunday, April 13th.  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!

 

KEITH STOTT will give a concert in the sanctuary on Sunday April 13 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. He will play some of his piano compositions and read some of his poetry, short stories, and selections from his recently completed novel. All are welcome to attend. Suggested donation is $10.

 

THE PUBLIC IN PUBLIC EDUCATION: April 6, 2-4 pm. First Unitarian, 220 Winton Rd. For more information, please call 585.442.5111.

 

BRYAN HOLTEN, our Director of Music, will present his second Doctoral Recital on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:00p. He will play a variety of organ works by Buxtehude, Bach, Franck, Whitlock, and Reimann, plus the world premiere of "Uluru" by Eastman composer Nathan Stang. The recital is free and open to the general public, at Christ Church, 141 East Ave.

 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT RAIHN*? Show up at the next RAIHN* training session on Tuesday, April 8th, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1010  East Avenue, Rochester, and learn all you need to know to be a certified RAIHN* volunteer.Questions? Ask Sarah Singal 261-3800), Marti Eggers (385-4342), or Christine DeGolyer (461-3616) or check www.raihn.org *Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network: "Helping homeless families achieve sustainable independence"

 

EARTH WEEK OUTREACH: Wednesday, April 23, 2 pm at First Universalist Church. Discussion of Will Allen's book "Good Food Revolution". Rev. Lori Staubitz will share how Lots of Food is addressing food justice issues in Rochester. RSVP to dre@uuroc.org.

 

EASTMAN LUNCHTIME CONCERTS: Concerts are held on Thursdays in the sanctuary from 12:15 to 12:45, are free, and open to the public. 

 

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.

A happy thought is like a seed that sows positivity for all to reap.  ~Miriam Muhammad 
 
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:  Office Administrator:
Kris White           
          
585.546.2826
E-mail: office@uuroc.org