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Love is the doctrine of this church.
The quest for truth is its sacrament
and service is its prayer.
To dwell together in peace;
to seek knowledge in freedom;
to serve humanity in fellowship;
to the end that all souls shall grow into harmony
with the source and meaning of life;
thus do we covenant with each other and with All.

First Universalist Church of Rochester, NY is a welcoming congregation.
Everyone is invited to join us.

Sunday, December 7
10:30 am Service: Status: Grace
Ours is a religion of character and good works. Yet there’s nothing like the holidays to make us realize that we might still need to make room for a little of this thing called “grace.” Rev. Celie Katovitch.
9:15 am: Drop-In Discussion.

Sunday, December 14
10:30 am Service: The Unexpected Guest
Through this season of Advent and Hanukah, there is woven a thread of questions about hospitality: What does it mean to welcome the stranger? What does it mean to be at home in the world? Rev. Celie Katovitch.
9:15 am: Drop-In Discussion.

Sunday, December 21
10:30 am Service: Thou Art That
Who are we? Something in us keeps asking that question, and society is happy to try to answer it for us through marketing and advertising. The great spiritual teachers, from Jesus of Nazareth to the ancient authors of the Upanishads, have whispered their own riddle-like answer. Rev. Celie Katovitch.
9:15 am: Drop-In Discussion.

Wednesday, December 24
7 pm Service: Christmas Eve
In this 7:00 service, we gather in community to celebrate the magic and mystery of the season through story, song, and candle-lighting. Rev. Celie Katovitch.

Sunday, December 28
10:30 am Service: A Rose in the Wintertime
On the last Sunday of 2014, as we begin the journey from the depths of winter to the season of new life and renewal, join First Universalist’s worship associates for a service or poetry and music celebrating the twin themes of midwinter and spring. Worship Associates.
9:15 am: Drop-In Discussion.