Due to COVID-19 we will be holding our Worship Services and Drop-In Discussions online for the foreseeable future. We will hold on-line services each Sunday at 10:30am (our regular worship time). 
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Our Sunday services begin at 10:30am.
Our Drop-In Discussions are now held virtually on Tuesday evenings.
Upcoming Services

April 2021

April 4| Into the Depths

It is hard to understand the Easter story, the story if Jesus's death and resurrection, without going back to its historical roots of Ostara and the spring equinox.  Come join in an exploration of the roots of this day and the practices. As we celebrate the joy of this day, let us also hold some of the old stories that give Easter its richness.

 — Rev. Lane Campbell


April 11 | Forward Through the Ages

First Universalist is 175 years old!! Come celebrate in a spirit of generosity, story telling, and singing.  This is also Stewardship Sunday, where we will be celebrating all of the pledges and gifts we have received over the past month.

— Rev. Lane Campbell

April 18 | Into the Unknown: The Gospel (Good News) According to Frozen II

This "hero's journey" story shares lessons and truth that speak deeply to each of us. You don't have to have watched the movie to appreciate and receive its wisdom during this service. (But I recommend it!) If you do know it, please share with me what gems of wisdom you have taken away from it at, that we might share and learn together. Families, please contact me if your kiddos would like to participate.

— Rev. Michelle Yates

April 25 | The Future of Our Planet

As we look towards the future of our planet, much is largely known. And yet, what could environmental devastation actually look like within our lifetime? How do we spiritually come to terms with the fact that our planet is dying at our own hands?

— Rev. Lane Campbell

May 2021

May 2| Embracing Authentic Joy

Where do we find actual joy in our days and in our lives? Not the joy we feel we should have to look good or to ease other people's minds, but joy from our own depths, joy just for us. Where can we find joy as a community as well as individually?  

 — Rev. Lane Campbell


May 9 | Parenting in a Pandemic: Oh What a Joy!

It is no secret that our parents have been balancing so much in this pandemic—working, parenting, schooling from home, hybrid schooling models, being involved in your kids' schooling and routines way more than any parent has had to before. Let us explore the joys still found and the challenges to the joy of parenting that this past year has been.

— Rev. Lane Campbell

May 16 | The Joy of Cooking: Spiritual Practices that Sustain Us

What are some of the practices that have been touch points for you in your life? How do you access beauty? Awe? Wonder? A celebration of creating, making, meditating, and finding sources of our spiritual sustenance.

— Rev. Lane Campbell

May 23 | TBA



May 30 | TBA


— Rev. Lane 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

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!

October: Grief
November: Authenticity
December: Care of Self, Care of Soul
January: Connection
February: Embodiment
March: Dreams Deferred
April: The Unknown
May: Joy
June: Community

We acknowledge with respect the Seneca Nation, Keepers of the Western Door and part of the Haudenosaunee People, on whose ancestral land First Universalist Church now stands.


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