Drop-in discussions are held each Sunday morning in the Chalice Room on the second floor of our church, starting at 9:15 am. during the regular church year. Over the summer months, we begin at 11:30 am. Sometimes our discussions are based on certain books or articles, but you don’t have to read anything or do any advance preparation to participate. Just drop-in. People of all viewpoints are welcome to make presentations or join in the discussions.
Do you have a topic for us? Please contact DropInDiscussion@uuroc.org.
December 1: The Baha’i Faith
Baha’is believe there is one God who reveals His will in every age through a chosen individual. Thus the world’s great religions are expressions of a single unfolding divine plan. Munir Bahai, presenter.
December 8: The Police Accountability Board Alliance
Please join Reverend Wanda Wilson, pastor of Open Arms Fellowship Ministries for a talk on the Alliance and the successful vote for the establishment of a Police Accountability Board in Rochester, New York. How we can help in this important endeavor? Plan to attend and lend your heart and hope. (Thank you, First Universalist Initiative for Racial Equity – F.I.R.E)
December 15: Poles Apart: Keeping Lines of Communication Open with Conservative People
How we can best engage ourselves in conversation with people who politically live in an alternative universe. We will explore doing so in a way that promotes respect and understanding. Janus Mary Jones, presenter.
December 22: Got Fuel?
Have you thought about how much the fuels you use affect your personal carbon footprint? We fly in airplanes, drive cars, use public transportation, and heat our homes with fuels. How much does your fuel use help or hurt the environment? Information will be provided to help us make the best choices possible. Kate Fleury, presenter (Thank you First Universalist EcoJustice Group)
December 29: Open Topic
What’s on your mind this morning? We always end up with a fascinating, informative, thought provoking discussion even without a prepared topic. Join us and see for yourself.
November 3: Greetings From Muslims For Peace
Mubarak Muhammad Bashir, Director of Outreach, will share the basic principles of Islam and describe the concerns of Muslims for Peace nationally and locally. Mr. Bashir comes to us from the Baitun Naseer Mosque here in Rochester.
November 10: Cultural Misappropriation
to apply wrongly or put to a wrong use. Come share, laugh, forgive and learn with one another, as we share stories of those we know or our own past Halloween costumes, as we talk about this timely subject. Were you in a play or event portraying someone else? Or in a frat or sorority, and made to do something you might not have ordinarily done? Come share and talk. Shelley Adams, discussion leader. (Thank you, First Universalist Initiative for Racial Equity – F.I.R.E )
November 17: Mapping Your Carbon Footprint
Are you due a pat on the head . . . or not so much? An awareness exercise to help you figure out where you’re at to help you make better environmental choices. Lead by Kate Fleury. (Thank you Eco-Justice)
November 24: Nuclear War
The United States and the Russian Federation still have thousands of nuclear missiles aimed at each other. Key nuclear arms treaties have been repealed, and a new nuclear arms race is beginning. Phil Ebersole will lead a discussion on the new danger of nuclear war.
Have you read or written a book or article, attended or presented a workshop or talk or have a topic that you would like to share with us? Is there a topic you would like to learn more about? Please contact Drop-In Discussion Committee: DropInDiscussion@uuroc.org
If you have a topic you’d like discussed or, better still, would be willing to lead a discussion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have an outside speaker in mind that you think should be invited, obtain contact information and contact Beth Ares.