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.
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The Church Has Left The Building!

We have moved our worship services entirely online! We have been using Zoom for our weekly worship services and midweek meditation meetings!

Please check below for links and more info on this switch of our services!

Happening This Sunday

Sunday Service: 

The Need for Stillness


Rev. Lane has been away for a week of retreat and will be sharing reflections on stillness. As this season slows our world down, let us explore stillness as a spiritual discipline.

Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell

Please send your Joys and Sorrows to be read at our Sunday Worship service to JoysandSorrows@uuroc.org.

Note: When you email a joy or sorrow to us, you are giving us permission to read it aloud at our Sunday service and possibly publish it in this weekly email. Thank you!

Sunday Service Link: https://zoom.us/j/131764422

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

Don't forget to join us for coffee hour after the worship service!

We will be holding coffee hour ten minutes after the service, in the same Zoom meeting! 

Due to COVID-19 we will be holding our worship services online for the foreseeable future . We will hold on-line services each Sunday at 10:30am (our regular worship time). 

Other Events

Midweek Meditation!


First Universalist Church will be hosting Midweek Meditation services on Wednesdays from 11:30am-Noon. Just a brief time to connect for deep breathing, meditation, singing, and silence.


Here's a link if you'd like to join us: https://zoom.us/j/165337938

Meeting ID: 165 337 938

Dial: +1 646 558 8656

Drop-In Discussion:

Implicit Bias: Have you uncovered yours yet?


6:30-7:30pm virtual!

(“unconscious favoritism toward or prejudice against people of a particular race, gender, etc. that influences one's actions or perceptions.” Oxford Dictionaries)

Presenter, activist, consultant and teacher, Melissa Parrish will facilitate.

Eastman at Washington Square


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


This Week's Concert: Blaire Koerner, Bassoon


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

Eckberg Racial Justice Memorial Film Series: "The Hate You Give"


To Register: Email FIRE@uuroc.org with your selection of films! This discussion series is held on select Sundays from 2-3:30pm. 

"The Hate You Give"(2018, 2 hr.13 min, Hulu, HBO, You Tube, Amazon Prime): The uneasy balance between two worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.

About the Film Series
This series features films that address racial justice through history, music and spiritual avenues. This event is a facilitated discussion of ways to further the message of racial equity in our city and world. Films are to be viewed on your own prior to discussion. It is requested that you view the film BEFORE the discussion to assure a quality experience.

This film series is named in memory of two beloved First Universalist Church members who shared an enduring quest for racial justice throughout their years together. Eunice was tireless in her giving as a Rochester City School District teacher and her work at Rochester Psychiatric Hospital. Jim inspired through his gentle and insistent quest for racial equity. We are honored to remember them.

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/9tJELPm5V

RiBS Dialogues with Verdis Robinson - Dialogue #3: Rochester’s History of Systemic Racism


From the fiery destruction of Frederick Douglass’ home to the uprising in July 1964 to the perpetuation of residential segregation, will explore the systemic racism in Rochester’s history. What have we really learned? What is being done? What is OUR vision for our community?

This series of dialogues creates a brave space to learn, grow, and act toward antiracism – all in the context of our UU principles -- especially concerning the inherent worth and dignity of every person.  Participants will engage in real talk about race in relationship to (1) American History, (2) the Unitarian Universalist faith, (3) local Rochester history, and (4) an inspiring meditation to lift up racial justice.  All sessions will be virtual from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/381063016620660


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