Our Mission

To nurture the spirit and serve the community.

Join us Sundays at 10am
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 indoor meetings and gatherings.

  • Vaccinations, with booster shots, are not 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.

  • Masks are optional for outdoor gatherings.

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


Sunday Service:
I Grieve Different

8/21/22 at 10am

This will be a hybrid service, with the in-person portion being held in the First Universalist sanctuary, and the virtual portion being held over Zoom.

Kendrick Lamar put out an essential album, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, with commentary on family dynamics, grief in the midst of COVID, addiction, and mental health. Inspired by this album, this service will ask us to dig deeper into the life issues we are currently facing.
Speaker: Rev. Lane-Mairead Campbell

We 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


August 21, 2022

Book Group: "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" by Nikole Hannah-Jones

There are several options for reading available which should give you a variety of choices. The hardcover or kindle is the longest and most complete version. However, there are also summaries and a New York Times article if you're pressed for time and/or want to explore other forms of discussion around the topic. One last note, the date is one week later than usual because Church Service will be held in Genesee Park on the second Sunday. Please join us August 21 at 11:50am in the Chalice Room for a lively discussion!


Fall 2022

Eastman at Washington Square - Fall 2022

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.


August 23, 2022

Drop-In Discussion:  
Reproductive Choice

6:30-7:30pm virtual!

Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) says, in part, “This anti-choice decision by the Supreme Court infringes on our deeply held religious beliefs. Access to abortion and the right to choose is an issue of gender equality, bodily autonomy, and religious liberty, all of which are long held Unitarian Universalist religious teachings.” When is abortion the “right” choice? What is your comfort level with various reasons to abort a pregnancy? Theo Munson and Melissa Parrish present.


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Fall, 2022

Midweek Meditation

Midweek Meditation is paused over the summer!


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 Maria Lin Kim

October 9, 2022

Food Ingathering!

Food ingathering for the Community Food Cupboard of Rochester at Nester Street at our in- person service, YAY! Low-sodium non-perishable food, toiletries, paper products, and cash are needed!