Our Mission

To nurture the spirit and serve the community.

Join us Sundays at 10:30am
at our virtual Worship Service!
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What's Happening at First Universalist

Find out what's going on and join us for one of our upcoming events.
Weather & Emergency Updates on this week's service will be posted here:

A Message from the COVID Task Force:

After assessing present conditions the COVID Task Force, with Board approval, has issued the following:

  • N95 or KN95 masks continue to be required at all meetings and gatherings.

  • Vaccinations, with booster shots, are currently required for in-building meetings.

  • A section of the Sanctuary continues to be roped off for those who feel more comfortable social distancing from others.

The COVID Task Force will continue to monitor the ever changing transmission measure results. 

We continue to work toward better quality on-line worship for those who are unable to join us in person.

We thank you for your patience and support. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to drop us an email or call us. We want to hear from you! Email us at covid@uuroc.org.

- First Universalist COVID Task Force

Upcoming Services


Hybrid Sunday Service:
Now Let Us Sing

5/29/22 at 10:30am

Join First Universalist for an entirely sung service. Bring your favorite hymns from our hymnal and prepare for some singing! This will be an improvised service, so no order of service will be used.

Speaker: Rev. Lane-Mairead Campbell

Photo by Haley Rivera on Unsplash

Please only attend in-person if you have been fully vaccinated. We also ask that anyone attending in-person wear a KN95 or N95 mask. 

Sunday Service Link: 


If you are dialing in to listen to our service via phone,
here is the info you need to connect!
Meeting ID: 131 764 422
Dial: +1 646 558 8656

Other Events

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May 25, 2022

Midweek Meditation

First Universalist Church will be hosting Midweek Meditation services with Rev. Lane-Mairead Campbell and Rev. Michelle Yates on Wednesdays from 11:30am-noon.

Image by Julian Wan

June 12, 2022

Social Justice Fair!

Held after the service in the Clara Barton Lounge! Please join us as we showcase our Social Justice Circles, featuring all the wonderful work these groups are doing in our community. We are a vibrant, active congregation despite the pandemic. We invite you to connect and be inspired! Questions? Email FIAC@uuroc.org.


May 31, 2022

Drop-In Discussion:
Climate Emergency!

6:30-7:30pm virtual!

For the last 30 years, scientists have known and loudly proclaimed the need for urgent action to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris Agreement of 2015 was a “legally binding international treaty” to get the job done. It failed. Now the impossible has become necessary. Hank Stone presents.

Image by Olga Tutunaru

June 26, 2022

Library Committee: Big Book Sale!

11:45am-1245pm! Right after our Sunday worship service in the Clara Barton Lounge! 

The Library Committee is having a book sale after Sunday services on June 26, with used books for sale for whatever you choose to pay and new books for sale at half price!

We will need payment in exact change or checks for the new books.

We will have a display of new books in our lending library, including a novel by Steve Searls, a memoir by Elizabeth Osta, a history of the freedom struggle in Rochester and a textbook on critical race theory.

We’re not sure when we’ll be able to open on a regular basis for buying, borrowing and browsing. So if you want to stock up on reading material for the summer, this will be a good opportunity!

Please return any church library books you’ve borrowed in the basket on the bookstore table.

Of course if we’re not holding Sunday services at church on June 26, the sale will be postponed.

Be There!
Image by Julian Wan

June 5, 2022

Annual Business Meeting

Held after the service via Zoom! More details TBA.


Fall 2022

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The Eastman Community Music School is proud to present free weekly concerts featuring artists from the Eastman School of Music and ECMS. Faculty and Student Performances from both schools offer an excellent opportunity to hear some of the best musicians that Rochester has to offer and all performances are absolutely free!

Please wear a mask and do not bring food or drink into the sanctuary with you.

Fall Concerts TBA after the summer.