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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.

Everyone is welcome at First Universalist Church of Rochester. Please join us for our Sunday Services and Drop-In Discussions.

Sunday, June 29
10 am Service: Don’t Be Too Quick to “Unfriend” Someone
In the age of Facebook, we are all familiar with the term “unfriending”. But what really warrants this drastic step? Can good friends hold differing political and religious views? We’ll explore what matters, and what doesn’t when it comes to friendship. Rev. Peter House.
11:15 am: Drop-In Discussion

Sunday, July 6
10 am Service: Sitting at the Stop Light With Your Four Way Flashers On
We all live in our own little worlds. What goes on in our minds is only obvious to us. How much happier we would be if we were able to hold that truth in constant awareness! Rev. Peter House.
11:15 am: Drop-In Discussion

Sunday, July 13
10 am Service: Letting Go of Toxic Relatives
“You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your relatives” the old cliché goes. But there are times when our own well-being is compromised by our feelings of obligation to toxic or abusive family members. Sometimes, it’s not only OK to let these people go, it’s imperative. Rev. Peter House.
11:15 am: Drop-In Discussion

Sunday, July 20
10 am Service: Do you really want to live forever?
The Christian writer C.S. Lewis wrote that all that is necessary for there to be a Hell is eternal life, and human nature as it is. Would immortality be a blessing or a curse? Phil Ebersole.
11:15 am: Drop-In Discussion

Sunday, July 27
10 am Service: Never Have Your Heart Set on ANYTHING
We are all conditioned from early childhood to have hopes and dreams. We are told that the only way to achieve happiness and success is to set our hearts to things, and never lose our commitment to them. But is having our hearts set on things a recipe for happiness, or disillusionment? Rev. Peter House.
11:15 am: Drop-In Discussion