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:
General Assembly Sunday Morning Service

7/3/22 at 10am

First Universalist will have an online only worship service this Sunday. We will be sharing the recorded 6/26 Sunday morning service of the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations after a brief welcome/introduction by our Worship Associate! Rev. Gretchen Haley of the Foothills UU Church in Fort Collins, CO, will be preaching with Allison King directing the General Assembly Choir. Additional worship team members includes Rev. Sean Neil-Barron and Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan (from First Unitarian Church of Rochester).

This service will be online only, and there will be no in-person portion of this Sunday service.

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


July 5, 2022

Drop-In Discussion: 
Open Topic

6:30-7:30pm virtual!

It’s mid-summer, hopefully everyone is enjoying the opportunities that the warm weather offers. What’s on your mind? Join us for a discussion of ??? We are never at a loss for a topic, so come and find out.

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July 13, 2022

Rochester Red Wings PRIDE Night Out with with Rochester Religious Communities

First Universalist is teaming up with a bunch of religious communities in Rochester to attend PRIDE Night Out with the Rochester Red Wings baseball
team on Wednesday, July 13, at 7:05pm. Tickets are $10 per person. Please wear your First Universalist t-shirt or your “Side with Love” t-shirt. Discounted tickets can be purchased at the link below! If you need accessible seating, please contact Mike at Mewing@redwingsbaseball.com

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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.

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July 10, 2022

Food Ingathering!

Food ingathering is scheduled for July 10, 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!


July 16, 2022

Rochester PRIDE Parade sign-up!

The Rochester Pride Parade, to be held July 16, is back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic! This year marks 50 years since the first LGBTQ+ event was held in Rochester. The present Supreme Court makes this event even more important! We are registered as “Unitarian Universalist Churches”. You can sign up at PRIDE@uuroc.org to march OR sit with a newly formed “Lawn Chair Contingent” to cheer on the 16 marchers we have so far. Details for times/parking for marchers and lawn chair folks will be sent to all those who sign up.


July 10, 2022

Book Group: Interpreter of Maladies

On Sunday, July 10, the Book Group will be meeting to discuss "Interpreter of Maladies” by Jhumpa Lahiri. We meet at 12 noon in the Chalice Room. Please come and bring your book suggestions too. Questions? Call S. Bond at 325-6084.


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.