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:

Update on First Universalist’s Response to 
Increases COVID-19 Cases in Monroe County

The COVID Task Force together with the Executive Committee of our Board has concluded the risks are at present too great to continue with in-person Sunday services, Thursday concerts, and meetings in our building for the remainder of January.


Effectively immediately, all Sunday services and meetings will revert to online only.

Throughout the month our Board and Task Force will monitor the situation carefully and make decisions about next steps. The Board will give an update during the last week of January regarding plans beyond January 30.

The decision was a hard one to make, as we have been so delighted to return to our building. On the other hand, we welcome the chance to be together again as we stay safely in our homes and see one another on our screens.

In the meantime, we urge you to get your booster shot if you have not already done so, and wear KN95 masks or better for protection when in public. 

- First Universalist COVID Task Force

Upcoming Services


Sunday Service:
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

1/23/22 at 10:30am

Verdis LeVar Robinson, member and seminarian sponsored by First Universalist, will share his story of bringing an unexpected guest to a family dinner. How can we stand on the side of love and cultivate relationships that accept and empower authenticity and realness in our own lives and the lives of our loved ones? How do we become a beloved community that not only welcomes all but affirms the inherent worth and dignity of all?
Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell

This service (and all other through the end of January 2022) will be held online via Zoom ONLY.

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

January 19, 2022

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. 

Note: There will be no Midweek Meditation on February 2! We will resume regular sessions on February 9!

January 25, 2022

Drop-In Discussion: Here We Are, Midwinter: Are You OK?

6:30-7:30pm virtual!

Are you taking advantage of all that winter has to offer? Sledding, skiing, ice skating? Concerts, plays, movies, dinners in or out with friends, do you focus on your home-based hobbies, or are you just counting the days until spring? Beth Ares will facilitate.

Spring 2022

Eastman at Washington Square - Spring 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.

Update: Eastman is postponing these concerts until further notice. We hope to return soon for more amazing music!