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November 21, 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. Celie Katovitch
  
 
Director of Music: 

 Bryan Holten

Director of
Life Span Faith Development:
 

Michelle Yates



Office Administrator: 
Kris White
 office@uuroc.org   


 


 

 

 

 

This Week's Service:
From You I Receive, To You I Give

Today we lift up in thankfulness all that we have been given, and celebrate all that we may give back. This is a service for all ages. Rev. Celie Katovitch.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: World Peace is Inevitable.  These days we have drones, military contracts and a terrorist under the bed of every elected official.  Hank Stone will present a case for empowering ourselves by reframing the war / peace question to help us achieve the future we want.
Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Meals

The Glosses are providing turkeys for 5 families whose children attend School 7 and who are going to have a hard time at Thanksgiving. Please bring the rest of the Thanksgiving dinners to church this Sunday, November 23, for delivery to the school the next day. Items include: canned yams, stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, cans of vegetables, soup, and any other nonperishable food items you think would be appreciated. If we get overstocked we will use the rest for Christmas. Thank you

mitten tree Mitten Tree

 

A Christmas tree will be placed on the chancel in early December. Please bring in mittens, gloves, hats and scarves, and place them on the tree. These will be distributed in January. 

 

This year, in addition to children at School 7, we will collect items for adults, and hope to provide warmth for the difficult to serve homeless population that often seek shelter around our church. Please bring bulky items directly to the House of Mercy at 725 Hudson Avenue (546-2580). Last day to drop off items is Sunday, December 28.

RAIHN* Needs You! 

 

First Universalist's next RAIHN Week is December 14-21 when temporarily homeless families will stay in our church for the week. Providing our RAIHN guests with good food and a warm, safe place to stay may be the most significant Christmas gift we give this holiday. 

 

If you haven't attended training for RAIHN, you can still volunteer to help with the following activities: 

  • set up 
  • clean up 
  • launder bedding

If you're unsure what a specific task involves, ask us about shadowing a seasoned volunteer. We'll be happy to find a volunteer who will show you what's involved. To volunteer or to ask questions, contact Chris DeGolyer (chrisdeg@frontiernet.net or 461-3616) or Marti Eggers. 


 
*Rochester Interfaith Hospitality Network: Keeping Families Together, Bringing Families Home

This Week at First Universalist

 

 

Friday

November 21

 

 

Cozy Night Supper. Clara Barton Lounge, 5;30 pm

 

Saturday

November 22

 

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

 

 

 

Sunday

November 23

 

Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room, 9 am

 

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

 

Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10:30 am

 

Coffee Hour, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 am

 

Music Committee Meeting, Choir Room, 12:15 pm

 

Orientation Series, Adult Lounge, 12:15 pm

 

 

Monday

November 24

 

 

Social Justice Committee Meeting, Volunteer Office, 6 pm

 

Tuesday

November 25

 

 

Paper Our Outlook Production, Volunteer Office, 2 pm

 

Wednesday

November 26

 

 

Announcement Deadline, noon

 

e-Outlook deadline, noon

 

 

Thursday

November 27

 

 

Union Thanksgiving Service, Temple Beth El, 11 am


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 NOVEMBER 23, 2014:

 

NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, November 30: I'm Waiting...The season of Advent begins today on the Christian liturgical calendar. Its call to patient openness is one that we all might take to heart. Rev. Celie Katovitch.

 

NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, November 30:Small Thanks.  We give thanks for big things such as family, friends and health, when we have them, but what about the small things, such as wheels on luggage?  Phil Ebersole will led a discussion of the small things in life for which to be thankful.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Kids ages four and older are invited to join us in the sanctuary this Sunday for a service for all ages. Nursery care for babies and younger children is on the second floor provided throughout the service. 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!

 

A WHOLE LOT OF CHANGE! Our annual change drive brought in over $750- wow!!  Thanks to all who contributed, and a special thanks to Paula Marchese,  Lauretta Young,  and Karl Abbott for staffing the change table,  as well as Dave VanArsdale for hauling the heavy load to the bank.

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPE GIFTS NEEDED! Our Holiday Shoppe starts Sunday, November 30 during coffee hour!  If you have items to contribute, we welcome you to bring them to church any time- you can drop them at the church office on Sunday.  We are looking for things which can be sold for $20 or less- new or very gently used ("re-gifting" is encouraged!), as well as hand crafted items and baked goods. Contact Paula Marchese (pmarchese@rochester.rr.com) with any questions.

 

IF YOU ARE NEW to First Universalist or to Unitarian Universalism, we invite you to take part in two orientation sessions designed to help you to become more familiar with both. Today, we'll be talking about our faith journeys...where we come from and what brought us to First Universalist.  We'll have a conversation about what it means to belong to a liberal faith tradition.  On December 7, we'll discuss our order of service and hymn book...the meaning behind different parts of our service and what resources you can find in our hymnal.

Both sessions will begin at 12:15 in the Adult Lounge on the second floor and last for about an hour.  Child care will be available.  Come to one or both sessions.  We look forward to getting to know you better.

 

UNION THANKSGIVING SERVICE: Thursday, November 27, 11 am at Temple Beth El, 139 South Winton Road. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

BOOK GROUP: Sunday November 30 at 12:15 pm in the Adult Lounge. We'll discuss "Orphan  Train" by Christina Baker Kline. This is a novel about a search for family which takes the reader on an historical journey starting in NYC and continuing to points west. All are welcome. It would be helpful to have read the book but not necessary. See or e-mail Sarah Singal(ssingal@rochester.rr.com) or Shirley Bond(bondshirl@yahoo.com)

 

JAN HICKMAN CLOSEOUT BOOK SALE: Jan Hickman is moving and has to dispose of her books.  Everything must go!  Her collection, which includes a huge selection of cookbooks, will be offered for sale in the Clara Barton lounge during coffee hour on Sunday, Dec. 7.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit the church.

 

RAIHN* NEEDS YOU! First Universalist's next RAIHN Week is Dec. 14-21 when temporarily homeless families will stay in our church for the week. Providing our RAIHN guests with good food and a warm, safe place to stay may be the most significant Christmas gift we give this holiday. If you haven't attended training for RAIHN, you can still volunteer to help with the following activities: set up, clean up, launder bedding. If you're unsure what a specific task involves, ask us about shadowing a seasoned volunteer. We'll be happy to find a volunteer who will show you what's involved. To volunteer or to ask questions, contact Chris DeGolyer (chrisdeg@frontiernet.net or 461-3616) or Marti Eggers. *Rochester Interfaith Hospitality Network: Keeping Families Together, Bringing Families Home

 

SHOP TIL YOU DROP: An annual fundraiser to benefit RAIHN (an affiliate of Family Promise, Helping Homeless Families Achieve Sustainable Independence), Tuesday, Dec 2, 5-9 pm. Participating stores:  Benucci's Italian Restaurant, One World Goods, Hobby House Toys, and Stefan Otter Fine Art Jewelers; all in Pittsford Plaza.

 

OUR (PAPER) OUTLOOK, NOW IN COLOR! The monthly newsletter, often referred to as the Paper Outlook, is available online. You can view it by going to the Learn More box of our website and  clicking on the Monthly Newsletter link.

 

EASTMAN LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES: Concerts will be held each Thursday at 12:15. They 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.

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~Albert Schweitzer

 
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:  Office Administrator:
Kris White           
          
585.546.2826
E-mail: office@uuroc.org