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:

Upcoming Services


Sunday Service:
Bear Witness: Save Lives

10/2/22 at 10:30am

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

As we build Beloved Community, it is vital that we are able to share our stories and trust that people will be still and bear witness to us, acknowledge, and accept what we share. We must be present with one another with an empathy that honors our different life experiences. CB will share about the spiritual practice of bearing witness, and trusting others to bear witness to us, with a particular focus on gender.

Speaker: CB Beal

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


September 27, 2022

Drop-In Discussion: 
Election 2022

6:30-7:30pm virtual!

The mid-term elections are coming up; Who do you think will win? Who do you think should win? And what about 2024? Phil Ebersole will lead a discussion. People of all political viewpoints are welcome to participate!

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October 9, 2022

COVID Task Force Listening Session

The COVID Task Force would like to hear your feedback about First Universalist's COVID policies and practices. Join in the conversation on October 9 following the worship service both online and in-person.


October 2, 2022

In-Church Drop-In Discussions to Resume!

Drop-in discussions will resume in the Chalice Room starting at 9:15am, on Sunday, Oct. 2, and will continue to be held there on the first Sunday of each month until further notice. The initial Sunday morning discussion will be about where we want to go, what topics we want to discuss, and what ground rules we want to adopt.  The Zoom drop-in discussions on Tuesday nights will continue as they are now without interruption. Phil Ebersole is the person to talk to if you have thoughts about the future in-church discussions. Beth Ares is the person to talk to about the Tuesday evening Zoom discussions.


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.

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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!

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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.