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!
We have moved our worship services (mostly) online!
We will be holding several in-person outdoor worship services over the
summer (June 20, July 18, and August 8), and hope to be back in the building this fall.
Please check below for links and more info on this switch of our services!
Sunday Service:The Lessons of the Flowers, The Lessons of a Year
Join in First Universalist's annual observance of the flower communion, a time to celebrate the diversity of our community and to honor the seasons. This year's flower communion also falls on Summer Solstice. Come, bring a flower for our first hybrid, in-person, outdoor and online service at the Riverbend Shelter in Genesee Valley Park. If the weather is not good, service will be held entirely virtually.
Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell
We no longer are requiring masks, registration, not health screenings for folks who are vaccinated. We do ask that those who are unvaccinated please come wearing a mask and observe social distancing requirements. However, if you'd like to volunteer or if you plan to bring children with you, we still ask you to register here: https://forms.gle/n3XhcxGh8EPhumR28.
Please send your Joys and Sorrows to be read at our Sunday Worship service to .
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:
Dial in via phone: 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 mostly online for the foreseeable future . We will hold on-line services each Sunday at 10:30am (our regular worship time).
June 22, 2021
Drop-In Discussion: What does the bible say regarding the owning of slaves and what verses did American slave holders use to justify the practice?
LOVE of neighbor is one of the fundamental teachings of the Bible. Love, however, is diametrically opposed to the concept of oppressive slavery. Hence, some people are puzzled by the mention of slavery in the Bible. In ancient times God allowed his people to own slaves (Genesis 14:14, 15). Even in the days of the apostles, some Christians were slave owners and some were slaves. Rev. Michelle Yates presents.
July 14, 2021
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.
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!