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To nurture the spirit and serve the community.

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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:

The Church Has Left The Building!

At this time we are not worshipping in our building, or having small group meet in our building. Please check below for links, updates, and more info!

Upcoming Services

Sunday Service:Beginning Againand Again and Again
9/26/21 at 10am

Our church community will have both an in-person outdoor option with our sibling church, First Unitarian, as well as an online option over Zoom. People are invited to mask for our outdoor in-person worship services. Please join the church in these combined worship services. So looking forward to this new leg of worshiping together in a pandemic world!

Alongside the excitement and joy of new beginnings come challenges of uncertainty and anxiety. New school year, new ways for our churches to come together, and new ways that COVID stumbles into our lives all bring opportunities, but it sure does get a bit tiring, doesn't it? After all, if maintaining a "Beginner's Mind" were easy, Zen Buddhists wouldn't spend quite so much time cultivating just this thing. We're all learning to begin. Let's practice together.

We are asking folx who plan to attend in-person to RSVP. Here's the link to RSVP: 

https://ucor.simplechurchcrm.com/external/form/16f09703-2898-48fe-8191-66b0e77cd0b5

Sunday Service Link: 

https://zoom.us/my/rochesterunitarian

Dial in via phone: Dial 646-876-9923,

and enter meeting ID #585-271-9070

Other Events

September 26, 2021

Book Group Update: 
We Are Back!

The book group is starting up again. How we have missed you all!

A few of us have decided that for September 26 we will have a discussion about the historical novel "The Island of Sea Women" by Lisa See. The novel takes us on an adventure to South Korea and contains all the elements of page-turning good fiction. This book is hard to put down. Perfect for the waning days of summer. During our hour together it would be great if we could pick out some titles for the church calendar year. If you have read a good book lately, please share it with us!

 

We plan to meet the last Sunday of each month at 12 noon via Zoom. The next meeting is scheduled for September 26. By the way, did I mention that you do not have to have read the book to join? ALL are welcome! If you have any questions please email Book@uuroc.org.

January, 2021

Eastman at Washington Square

Details TBA! Eastman at Washington Square concerts are back, streaming live and virtual on Thursdays at 12:15pm!

 

This Week's Concert: 

 

Find the livestream here! https://www.youtube.com/c/eastmancommunitymusicschool/live

September 28, 2021

Drop-In Discussion:
A Person First

6:30-7:30pm virtual!

Join Speaker Teena Fitzroy as she recounts how she has overcome the obstacles and challenges that come with being a person first who happens to have a disability.  Her witty insightful talk delights audiences and warms hearts! Author of “Teena's Trunk". Teenfitzroy.com

September 29, 2021

Midweek Meditation

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

 

On second Wednesdays, an extra half hour of sharing and meditation will follow the traditional format. A time to connect for deep breathing, meditation, singing, and silence. 

Regular Weekly Midweek Meditation returns on September 8!

A note from the COVID Task Force
With much sadness we have concluded that at this time it is not safe to use our church building for group activities, including in-person worship. 


As the virus evolves and our plans for our church’s response develop we will be in close touch with you. We are planning another Coffee Hour listening session on Sunday September 26, but you will hear from us before that though Sunday announcements and regular email updates.

Thank you for joining us in our efforts to find ways to be together while maintaining safe respect for the demands of this virus. Questions or feedback about this decision? Email covid@uuroc.org.

Steve Munson, Chair
COVID Task Force