What's Happening at First Universalist

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Happening This Sunday

Drop-In Discussion: Interfaith Impact of NYS

March 01, 2020

Dick Gilbert, President, will review issues before the legislature in 2020, including solitary confinement, sexuality education, the environment, medical aid in dying, among others.

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Sunday Service: Belonging

March 01, 2020

What does it mean to truly belong to a community? Is it about what that community does for us? What we do for that community? Come, explore how we belong to those we consider our people.

Speaker: Rev. Lane Campbell
Photo by Hudson Hintze on Unsplash

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Other Events

Piano Extravaganza II - Eastman at Washington Square Concerts

February 27, 2020

Our late February concerts will feature pianists from the studio of Eastman School of Music professor Alan Chow.Admission is free! Bring your brown bag lunch and join us.

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Cozy Night Supper

February 28, 2020

This year’s theme will focus on spirituality and all programs will be facilitated by our Reverend Michelle. As in the past they will be Fridays in the Clara Barton Lounge from 5:30 to 7:30 with the first hour as a social time for sharing your wonderful potluck offerings and 6:30 to 7:30 devoted to our program. Our theme is "What Is Love?" As a denomination we talk about "Living on the Side of Love," but what does that mean? How have you experienced love in your life, and how can it guide us in our daily lives?
Please RSVP (including type of food you will bring) by communicating with the church office or signing up on the hall bulletin board. Childcare is available if requested a week in advance.

Rochester Heritage Site Fundraiser: "A Past That Informs"

February 29, 2020

Join SPARC for an afternoon with Susan L. Taylor (American writer, journalist, and former editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine) at the First Unitarian Church for an amazing talk, great gospel music, a VIP reception and an opportunity to help contribute to creating a historic outdoor Civil Rights Heritage Site! The site will commemorate the lives of local civil rights activists and tell Rochester's stories. Susan L Taylor will discuss her journey with the Black community and the importance of telling the story of the Black struggle for freedom. Proceeds will support the planning of Rochester’s First Civil Rights Heritage Site to be built in Baden Park. The event is sponsored by Spiritus Anti-Racism Coalition and its partners, First Unitarian Church and First Universalist Church of Rochester, and by many generous donors.
Interpreting services will be provided.

Eunice Eckberg Memorial Film Series: "In this Delicate Turning"

March 08, 2020

After exploring el poder de nosotros (the power of we), what are we ready to do? Let's not be servants of the past in new cups. Let's all get free by planting faithful seeds of change and together turn to free the faith we love. A worship service led by Reverend Marta I. Valentin at the UUA General Assembly 6/28/19.

About the Film Series
This series features films that address racial justice through history, music and spiritual avenues. Each film will be followed by facilitated discussion of ways to further the message of racial equity in our city and world.

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