Drop-In Discussions

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Drop-In Discussions are back with a virtual spin!

We are meeting on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm.

August 2021

August 3: Rochester’s Chronic Homeless

Andy Carey, Social Worker will give us an update on Rochester's chronic homeless community, and how we as individuals can help, during the continuing pandemic. Note: area homeless shelters have remained closed to volunteers during Covid, thus have not and are still not accepting any in-kind donations. Andy will guide us and answer questions at this Discussion. Thank you for caring.

August 10: Free Will and Predestination

How much are our life choices shaped by circumstances? How much by our will and how much by our environment? How much by conscious choice and how much by unconscious motive?  Does it matter what we think about these matters?  Phil Ebersole will facilitate a discussion of these questions.

August 17: I May Be Wrong. Why Admitting It Is So Difficult.

Notice the use of the word may in the title.  It's easy to walk away from an argument with that caveat rather than state I'm wrong.  Why is it difficult to admit to error when it matters for our self-esteem? Bill Elwell presents.

August 24: Discussing the 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism

117 Unitarian Universalist congregations have adopted an additional 8th Principle, 
    “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 
     covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by
     working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions
     that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and
     our institutions.”  
Could First Universalist be the next church to adopt the 8th Principle? Rev. lane Campbell presents.

August 31: Open Topic – What’s on Your Mind?

We are never at a loss for impromptu topics and some of our best discussions start without a theme. BTW: Are you ready for in-person worship and Sunday 9:15 am Drop-In starting September 13th?

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

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If you have an outside speaker in mind that you think should be invited, have a topic you’d like discussed or, better still, would be willing to lead a discussion, please contact dropindiscussion@uuroc.org.