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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, March 1
10:30 am Service: The Purpose of Our Life
Reverend Amina Linda Hall, from the Sufi Order Rochester Center for Sufi Studies is our pulpit guest for Sunday, March 1st.  Reverend Hall will be offering the sermon “How can we build understanding, practice and mastery to fulfill the purpose of our life?”Reverend Hall is a minister in the Church of All, Sufi Order International/North America. She officiates the Universal Worship service at the Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies.
9:15 am: Drop-In Discussion.

Sunday, March 8
10:30 am Service: A Modest Proposal
I once had a friend who sat down to write the “UU scriptures.” The story of how the project fared, and more. (In the third and final sermon of our series on prayer, we turn to lectio divina, the practice of spiritual reading.)  Rev. Celie Katovitch
9:15 am: Drop-In Discussion.

Sunday, March 15
10:30 am Service: Music Sunday
A gospel worship service, with strong UU flavor. The choir will sing works inspired by African-American traditions, including André Thomas’s stirring introit “Keep Your Lamps,” Paul Halley’s foot-tapping “Sound Over All Waters,” and two anthems by living African-American composer Mark Miller. An arrangement of “Ella’s Song,” originally performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock, inspires us to challenge the status quo of race relations in the United States. Rev. Celie Katovitch.
9:15 am: Drop-In Discussion.

Sunday, March 22
10:30 am Service: There Goes the Neighborhood!
Explore a nearby neighborhood transformed by the Rochester Race Riots of 1964. and ponder what happens when second-class residents rebel–an episode in our history that echoes recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. Could the application of some Unitarian Universalist principles help resolve a nationwide crisis? Guest speaker Verdis LeVar Robinson.
9:15 am: Drop-In Discussion.

Sunday, March 29
10:30 am Service: The Donkey in the Crowd and the Elephant in the Room
Through Palm Sunday runs the theme of peace as the heart of faith. Yet, in this year that has seen the rise of ISIS, an old, persistent question arises with new urgency: what is the relationship between religion and violence? Rev. Celie Katovitch.
9:15 am: Drop-In Discussion.