Via Zoom:

Via Phone: Dial 1-646-558-8656, and enter meeting ID 131-764-42


Summer services begin on 6/26/22 at 10am!

All are welcome to worship with us virtually via Zoom! N95 or KN95 masks are still required in the building. Thank you!

Outdoor Summer Services:

We will hold three outdoor summer services at the Canalside lodge in Genesee Valley Park (right near the lodge we used last summer, this one is closer to the road and more accessible).

  • July 17

  • August 14

  • September 4

Map and park info can be found here!

Sign up to be an Usher and/or Greeter in-person!

Since we are back in the building, we are in need of in-person Ushers and Greeters! Sign up to be an in-person usher and/or greeter here:

Due to COVID-19 we will be holding our Drop-In Discussions online.
Our Drop-In Discussions are held virtually on Tuesday evenings.

Our Monthly Worship Themes

Each month we explore a specific theme in our Sunday Worship services, Midweek Meditations, and occasional Drop-In Discussions.

Explore with us this church year!

2021-2022 Church Year

July: N/A

August: N/A

September: Presence

October: Accepting Loss

November: Bridging the Divide

December: Casting a Light in the Darkness

January: Courage

February: Purpose

March: Spiritual Maturity

April: Grace

May: Experimentation

June: Joy

Upcoming Services

July 2022

July 3| General Assembly Sunday Morning Service

First Universalist will be joining with thousands of Unitarian Universalists in the Sunday morning service of the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. Rev. Gretchen Haley of the Foothills UU Church in Fort Collins, CO will be preaching with Allison King directing the General Assembly Choir. This service will be at our usual Summer time, 10am, but will be ONLINE ONLY! There will be no in-person portion to this service. 

— Rev. Gretchen Haley

July 10 | Queering Unitarian Universalism

To queer something is to take a perspective outside of the binary, outside of either/or. What could this bring us when we queer Unitarian Universalist theology? In the week leading up to PRIDE, let us explore the intersections of queer theory and what we believe.

— Rev. Lane-Mairead Campbell

July 17 | White Privilege and a Bag of Chips

Outdoor Worship Service @ Canalside Lodge in Genesee Valley Park

When an eight year old boy in Syracuse stole a bag of chips from a corner store, I was shocked at the harsh reaction some of my liberal friends had. We’ll explore just how insidious white privilege is, and how even white liberals exercise it without realizing it.

— Peter House

July 24 | Seventeen Years to Live

We live in a death denying culture. In some circles, the mere mention of the fact that we are all destined to die is strictly taboo. Can cultivating an awareness of death deepen our spirituality, and help us live richer lives while we’re alive?

—  Peter House

July 31 | To Rest, To Restore

What does it look like to truly rest one's body and mind? Taking heed from the Nap Bishop Tricia Hersey and the newest meditation guide out from Skinner House books, Incantations for Rest by Atena O. Danner, we will explore the power of rest for our creative capabilities and for our own livelihoods.

— Rev. Lane-Mairead Campbell

*First Universalist has a long-standing tradition of having one Sunday sermon a month be presented by someone other than our minister. Our lay-led services give our minister well-deserved unscheduled time, as well as allowing us to share our individual spiritual journeys, experiences and diverse world views, which is an important part of our rich Unitarian Universalist heritage.

A Message from the COVID Task Force:

After assessing present conditions the COVID Task Force, with Board approval, has issued the following:

  • N95 or KN95 masks continue to be required at all indoor meetings and gatherings.

  • Vaccinations, with booster shots, are not currently required for in-building meetings.

  • A section of the Sanctuary continues to be roped off for those who feel more comfortable social distancing from others.

  • Masks are optional for outdoor gatherings.

The COVID Task Force will continue to monitor the ever changing transmission measure results. 

We continue to work toward better quality on-line worship for those who are unable to join us in person.

We thank you for your patience and support. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to drop us an email or call us. We want to hear from you! Email us at

- First Universalist COVID Task Force