Sundays

Due to COVID-19 we will be holding our Worship Services and Drop-In Discussions online. We will hold on-line services each Sunday at 10am (our regular worship time). 

First Universalist will be worshipping in a hybrid format for the remainder of September and into October at 10am.

We are asking folx who plan to attend in-person to RSVP. Look in the service descriptions below for the RSVP link, as it changes from week to week!



Sunday Service Link: https://zoom.us/my/rochesterunitarian

If you are dialing in to listen to our service via phone,
here is the info you need to connect!

Meeting ID: 585 271 9070
Dial: 646-876-9923


Our Drop-In Discussions are now 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: TBA

February: TBA

March: TBA

April: TBA

May: TBA

June: TBA

Upcoming Services

Connecting:

Via Zoom: live.rochesterunitarian.org

Via phone: Dial 646-876-9923, and enter meeting ID #585-271-9070

First Universalist will be worshipping in a hybrid format for the remainder of September and into October at 10am.

October 2021

October 3 | Joint Service at 10am with First Unitarian: Improvisation, Jazz, and Congregational Life

 Improvisation is the common denominator of all the different styles of jazz. It takes many skills but chief among them is the ability to listen and make mistakes.  We are at our best improvising the building of faith community, creating justice and doing theology together. The Rev. James Galasinski is in his 6th year of settled ministry at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton, NY. Before that he served the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque. James enjoys listening to jazz, growing tomatoes, writing poetry, and hiking with his wife, Ulrike, and their two sons, Miles and Oskar.

 — Rev. James T. Galasinski 

RSVP Link (for this Sunday ONLY): 

https://ucor.simplechurchcrm.com/external/form/45dd9f76-6668-4b7e-8e26-4f14e53d0f66

October 10 | Joint Service at 10am with First Unitarian: Pining for Acceptance

Acceptance is listed as the last stage of grief by author and speaker, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. How many times have we wished for acceptance? And yet it can be hard to recognize when we are there and when we are not.

— Rev. Lane Campbell

RSVP Link (for this Sunday ONLY): 

https://ucor.simplechurchcrm.com/external/form/62fa6da7-981d-4044-996e-24ac47764471

October 17 | Joint Service at 10am with First Unitarian: Burdened with Glorious Purpose

Life is a miracle, each day a gift unearned and yet granted. This is true even when times are hard, in times like these. So why are some people such jerks sometimes? Our theme this season is Savoring the Harvest, and this Sunday, we’re talking about the bad apple in us all

— Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan

RSVP Link (for this Sunday ONLY): 

https://ucor.simplechurchcrm.com/external/form/67e733d5-7a93-44a7-b05a-c8d7827f0bf7

October 24| Joint Service at 10am with First Unitarian: Claiming Our Ancestors

TBA

— Rev. AJ van Tine

RSVP Link (for this Sunday ONLY):

https://ucor.simplechurchcrm.com/external/form/4063524c-2273-4eb4-8194-63405f133070

October 31| Joint Service at 10am with First Unitarian: The Aching of Grief - Remembrance Sunday

First Universalist's annual Remembrance Sunday, honoring all who have died in our lives. This service will feature earth-based stories and rituals of grief as well as a litany of remembrance. To have your loved one's name included in the litany, please email it to Rev. Lane at minister@uuroc.org by Tuesday, October 26. Plan to bring a picture or a memento of a loved one for a collective grieving altar built together in the Sanctuary.

— Rev. Lane Campbell

RSVP Link (for this Sunday ONLY):

https://ucor.simplechurchcrm.com/external/form/bcc6418b-16fc-44ab-8a90-2b9a0ae57882

*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 note from the COVID Task Force
With much sadness we concluded that at this time it is not safe to use our church building for group activities , including in-person worship. 


As the virus evolves and our plans for our church’s response develop we will be in close touch with you. We are planning another Coffee Hour listening session on Sunday September 26, but you will hear from us before that though Sunday announcements and regular email updates.

Thank you for joining us in our efforts to find ways to be together while maintaining safe respect for the demands of this virus. 

 

Questions or feedback about this decision? Email covid@uuroc.org.

Steve Munson, Chair
COVID Task Force

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