This Week at First Universalist
July 4, 2016
The office will be closed today in observance of Independence Day.
This Week's Service
Sunday, July 10
10:00 a.m. Service:   Why It’s Not OK to be a Snob. These days we are hearing a lot about the gap between the rich and the poor. Can our own attitudes and choices contribute to the problem? — Summer Minister, Peter House

11:15 a.m. Drop-in Discussion:  To be announced.
Upcoming Events
Volunteers still needed for RAIHN Week, July 10-17

On Sunday, July 10th we will be welcoming 4 or 5 temporarily homeless RAIHN families into our church where they will stay for the week.  Many volunteers are still needed, especially for evening meals and breakfast preparation, overnights, and Saturday evening.  Please contact Sarah Singal ( to sign up.  Thanks!

March in the Pride Parade - July 16

March with us in the Pride Parade, starting at Alexander Street down Park Avenue toward Culver Road (yes, the route is different this year!) with other UUs behind our banner on July 16.  Gathering time is 1:00 PM.  If you purchased a First Universalist T-shirt, this is its debut. 

Please sign up on the Social Justice bulletin board in the Clara Barton Lounge with your contact information or email Connie Valk at

If you have never marched with the group before, come join us as UUs continue to take this stand for social justice.  

Adult Lounge Contest Results

For the past couple of months, the Communications Committee held a contest for the renaming of the Adult Lounge.  They received many great ideas, but there was a clear winner - Congratulations to Sarah Singal for her winning submission!  The new name for the Adult Lounge will be The Chalice Room.  Thank you to everyone who participated, and thank you Sarah for your suggestion!

Additional Announcements

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS:  Summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM - 3:15 PM.  The office is closed on Fridays.

LIBRARY TO OPEN TWO SUNDAYS IN SUMMER:  The First Universalist library and bookstore will be open for browsing, borrowing and buying on July 17 and August 14 during coffee hour after the Sunday services.  Keith Stott will be librarian on July 17 and Shirley Bond on August 14.  The weekly schedule will resume September 11.

To submit an item for "This Week at First Universalist", e-mail no later than Wednesday at noon throughout the summer.  Thank you!

This Week's Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 6

  • Announcements Deadline for "This Week at First Universalist", noon

Saturday, July 9

  • SNYP AA, Clara Barton Lounge and 2nd Floor Lounge (rental), 8 pm 

Sunday, July 10

  • Summer Service, Sanctuary, 10 am
  • Refreshments, Clara Barton Lounge, 11 am
  • Drop-In Discussion, Second Floor Lounge, 11:15 am
Thank you for keeping us updated, both when you schedule events and when you need to cancel one!  Please continue to do so.  Send news of your events to; or call 546-2826.
Minister:   Rev. Celie Katovitch 

Director of Life Span Faith Development:   Michelle Yates 
Office Administrator:  Melissa Davies
Contact Us
150 S. Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-2826

Office Hours:   Monday-Friday,  9:30-2:30