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November 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. 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:
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.

This Week's Drop-In Discussion: 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.

poinsettia Deck the Halls with...

Christmas Poinsettias!  

 

Please help make the sanctuary beautiful for Christmas by ordering a poinsettia plant for $9. You can place your order with Marcy Klein or Eileen Fernandez by Sunday, December 14th.  

 

Please specify whether you will take the plant home with you after the Christmas Eve service or you want to donate it to our Congregation without Walls.  If you'd like to dedicate the plant in memory or honor of someone, we'll list his/her name in the Order of Service on Sunday, December 21st and on Christmas Eve.  Also, if you'd like to deliver a plant to someone, we welcome your help! 

Social Justice Committee Survey Form 

 

The Social Justice Committee needs your input! Please take the time to fill our orange survey form by the Social Justice bulletin board in the Clara Barton lounge. Your input will help us to prioritize issues and stay engaged in those initiatives you want to participate in.

musical notes

Woodwind Quintet

 

On Sunday, December 7, a woodwind quintet from the Eastman School of Music will play a number of selections for our worship service. 

 

If you would like to hear the entire prelude, which will begin at 10:20, plan to show up a few minutes earlier than usual. Let's give them a warm welcome!

This Week at First Universalist

 

 

Saturday

November 29

 

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

 

 

 

Sunday

November 30

 

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

 

Sunday Service, Sanctuary, 10:30 am

 

Coffee Hour, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 am

 

Holiday Shoppe, Clara Barton Lounge, 11:45 am

 

Book Group, Adult Lounge, 12:15 pm

 

 

Wednesday

December 3

 

 

Announcement Deadline, noon

 

Worship Associates Meeting, Adult Lounge, 7 pm

 

 

Thursday

December 4

 

 

Staff Meeting, Volunteer Office, 9:30 am

 

e-Outlook Deadline, noon

 

Eastman at Washington Square, 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 NOVEMBER 30, 2014:

 

NEXT SERVICE: Sunday, December 7: Grace. Ours is a religion of character and good works. Yet there's nothing like the holidays tomake us realize that we might still need to make room for a little of this thing called "grace."Rev. Celie Katovitch

 

NEXT DROP-IN DISCUSSION: Sunday, December 7: Fight for Fifteen. Shirley Bond will discuss the arguments for a minimum wage of $15 an hour and the campaign to make it so. **There will be another action in the coming days to draw public attention to this effort to achieve economic justice.  To receive details of when and where to join the interfaith solidarity with this growing movement -- a breakfast and/or lunch presence with the workers, and then accompanying workers the following morning as they are reinstated after the one-day strike -- contact Lyle Jenks at lyle.jenks@gmail.com by Tuesday, December 2.       

 

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 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!

 

HOLIDAY SHOPPE starts TODAY during coffee hour. Please stop by to get started on your holiday shopping. Proceeds benefit special programs at First Universalist.

 

BOOK GROUP: TODAY, Sunday, November 30 at 12:15 pm in the Adult Lounge. We'll discuss "Orphan  Train" by Christina Baker Kline. All are welcome. It would be helpful to have read the book but not necessary. See Sarah Singal or Shirley Bond.

 

ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, a woodwind quintet from the Eastman School of Music will play a number of selections for our worship service. If you would like to hear the entire prelude, which will begin at 10:20, plan to show up a few minutes earlier than usual. Let's give them a warm welcome!

 

IF YOU ARE NEW to First Universalist or to Unitarian Universalism, we invite you to take part in an orientation session.  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. The session will begin at 11:45 am in the Adult Lounge and last for about an hour.  Child care will be available. We look forward to getting to know you better.

 

JAN HICKMAN CLOSEOUT BOOK SALE: 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. 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


 
DECK THE HALLS WITH...CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS!  Please help make the sanctuary beautiful for Christmas by ordering a poinsettia plant for $9. You can place your order with Marcy Klein or Eileen Fernandez by Sunday, December 14th.  Please specify whether you will take the plant home with you after the Christmas Eve service or you want to donate it to our Congregation without Walls.  If you'd like to dedicate the plant in memory or honor of someone, we'll list his/her name in the Order of Service on Sunday, December 21st and on Christmas Eve.  Also, if you'd like to deliver a plant to someone, we welcome your help!

 

MITTEN TREE: Please bring in mittens, gloves, hats and scarves, and place them under the tree. 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.

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE SURVEY FORM: Please take the time to fill our orange survey form by the Social Justice bulletin board in the Clara Barton lounge. Your input will help us to prioritize issues and stay engaged in those initiatives you want to participate in.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Changing the message on the Wayside Pulpit. For more info, please contact Bill Elwell.

 

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 are  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.

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting. ~Joyce Meyer
 
Please submit e-Outlook articles to:  Office Administrator:
Kris White           
          
585.546.2826
E-mail: office@uuroc.org