Join us next Sunday
December 12, 2021
Sunday Service: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Please only attend in-person if you have been fully vaccinated. We also ask that anyone attending in-person wear a mask and socially distance from others.

Via Zoom:

Via phone:
Dial 1-646-558-8656,
and enter the
Meeting ID: 131-764-422
Worship Service Video: 12/5/21
Loving the Dark
with Rev. Lane Campbell

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Upcoming Events &
Additional Announcements
Tuesdays | Drop-In Discussion
Drop-In Discussions are virtual! We meet on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm. Look on the First Universalist homepage for details and a link, or click the Zoom meeting link in this blurb title!

- This Week: Eastern Service Workers Association
The Eastern Service Workers Association is all-volunteer-run and non-government funded, independently organizing some of Monroe County's lowest paid workers, especially those with no collective bargaining rights. Available 365 days a year ESWA members run a self-help, mutual-aid benefit program to better meet our day-to-day needs, while organizing together to have the necessary strength to fight for long-term solutions to our poverty. Benjamin Lee - ESWA Operations Manager presents.

- Next Week: Political Cartoonists Part 2
Political cartoonists’ takes on recent social and political issues: the coronavirus pandemic, the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the situation with Afghanistan, “critical race theory,” and, of special concern to the cartoonists, freedom of speech. We’ll look at a wide variety of opinions on these issues. “Let the controversies be the beginning of conversations, not the end.” Elaine Miller presents.

Wednesdays | Midweek Meditation
Weekly Midweek Meditation sessions are back up each Wednesday at 11:30am! On second Wednesdays, we hold an extended Midweek Meditation, with an extra half hour of sharing and meditation following the traditional format. A time to connect for deep breathing, meditation, singing, and silence. Look on the First Universalist homepage for details and a link!

Thursday, Dec. 9 | Eastman at Washington Square
Music for Bassoon and Piano
Eastman at Washington Square Concerts take place on Thursdays at 12:15 to 12:45pm in our sanctuary. December 9 is "Music for Bassoon and Piano": Bassoonist Blaire Koerner and Collaborative Pianist Zachary Peterson will share music to delight! Admission is free! Please wear a mask and do not bring food or drink into the sanctuary with you.

Due By Dec. 10 | Staff Bonus Collection Time!
The final collection for this year's staff bonuses was this past Sunday, December 5. If you were unable to attend the service on 12/5 and want to contribute, we ask you to please do so by contributing online (choose “2021 Staff Bonus" from the dropdown menu) or send a check to the church (write "Staff Bonus" in the memo line). All monies should be received by Friday, December 10.

Dec. 12 | Food Gathering - Community Food Cupboard
On Sunday, December 12 during the service. Food, toiletries, paper products, and cash are most welcome! If you have extra backpacks or wheeled luggage, the cupboard could use them. Many clients walk to pick up their food.

Dec. 19 | After Church Ice Skating & Holiday Socializing
Join us over at MLK park for a casual gathering at the ice skating rink on Sunday, December 19 from 12-1:30pm. Hot chocolate will be provided on the Court St. side of the rink. Bench seating is very
limited. You may bring bring a folding chair. Skating is $5 for adults, $2 for children, and $3 for skate rental. Skates and sizes are limited.
It will be the last day of ROC Holiday Village. Contact Rev. Michelle with questions, RSVPs, or interest in helping at

Bookstore and Library Will Stay Open Dec. 12 and 19!
The church library and bookstore will continue to be open Dec. 12 and 19 for browsing, borrowing and buying. "Braiding Sweetgrass" will be for sale for $15 each, Charlie Courtsal's new book, "Revolutionary Girl", for $10 each and other new books for half price. Please bring exact change. Used books will be available for whatever you choose to donate.

Multi-Platform Worship Feedback Form!
How was worship for you thes past few Sundays? We would love to hear more about your experience! Please click here to access our feedback form!
Joys & Sorrows
Please send your Joys and Sorrows to be read at our Sunday Worship service to

Note: When you email a joy or sorrow to us, you are giving us permission to read it aloud at our Sunday service and possibly publish it in this weekly email. Thank you!
To submit an item for 'This Week' at First Universalist
please e-mail it to: 
(no later than noon on Wednesday of the week prior to publication)

Rev. Lane Campbell,

Rev. Michelle Yates,
Minister of Life Span Faith Development
(585) 310-2484

Brock Tjosvold,
Director of Music

Emma Barry,
Office Manager
150 S. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604
(585) 546-2826 |