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Connecting:

Via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/131764422

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

All are welcome to worship with us virtually via Zoom, or in-person in our beautiful sanctuary!

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: https://signup.com/go/WRqPsjC

We hold our Drop-In Discussions online, but we also have an in-person Drop-In Discussion on the first Sunday of each month! We take a break from our in-person drop-in-discussions over summer, but we resume them each September. We hope to see you virtually or in-person!


Our Drop-In Discussions are held virtually on Tuesday evenings, and in-person on the first Sunday of each month at 9:15am in the Chalice room.

Upcoming Services

July 2024

July 7 | We Should Always Be Able To Say "I'm Sorry"

We are all taught as children to say “I’m sorry” when we have hurt someone else. As adults, however, some of us have a harder time than others putting this lesson into practice. It’s never a mistake to say “I’m sorry” even if we believe we are in the right.

Peter House

July 14 | Letting Go of Ourselves

Life is full of goodbyes. The longer we live, the more loved ones we have to say goodbye to. While it’s painful, we do survive, and life goes on. Are there lessons to be learned from these experiences about how to say the biggest goodbye of all?

Peter House

July 21 | What I Learned From The Eclipse

April 8 was supposed to be the opportunity of a life time. But we all know that Rochester’s weather didn’t cooperate with our big plans. Are there lessons to be learned from that day that may be more valuable than the memories we’d have of everything having worked out perfectly?

Peter House

July 28 | What I Believe

A worship service sharing theologies of Unitarian Universalism in multiple voices. Taking our pluralism seriously by sharing this diversity of beliefs.

Rev. Lane-Mairead Campbell

August 2024

August 4 | How Easy it Can be to Fracture a Community

The past eight years have shown us that our national unity is much more fragile than we ever thought. We are living in an ever more narcissistic era where the beliefs and the desires of the individual are increasingly valued over the compromise and acceptance required by our communities and institutions. We must all live with increased awareness of how easy it can be to fracture a community.

Peter House

August 11| Christianity Without Beliefs

The United States is not a Christian Nation as so many of our friends on the right claim it is. But Christianity is nonetheless the religion which dominates our culture. Is it possible to be a devout Christian without believing in anything supernatural? Could Christianity be boiled down to a set of practices which make the world a better place?

Peter House

August 18 | Injustice or Destiny?

Most Americans live fairly privileged lives when measured in global terms. This privilege at times blinds us to universal truths, and over-inflates our expectations. Is there still a place for humility and acceptance in 21st Century America?

Peter House

August 25 | A Celebration of Justice!!

Justice is a central value for Unitarian Universalists. This service will feature the Transposing Voices Choir, an all-trans choir based in Rochester.

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.

Our Monthly Worship Themes

We explore a variety of specific themes in our Sunday Worship services, and occasional Drop-In Discussions.

Explore with us this church year!

2023-2024 Church Year Themes

July: N/A

August: N/A

September & October: Belonging Together

November & December: Rest

January & February: Staying Soft

March & April: Living in Between

May & June: Unabashed Joy

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