Religious learning and growth is a life-long process at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Rochester. We learn not only from books and “experts,” but by coming together to discuss, explore, and discern.
The Bible as a Historical Document
2nd Sundays, 7 pm – Hearth Room
Lecture and discussion facilitated by Jim Olson and Frank Druktainis.
Pathway to Membership Series
Pathway to Membership at First Unitarian Universalist Church is a series of three steps to take you from newcomer to member. For more information, contact Melissa Eggler at email@example.com
- Welcome to First Unitarian Universalist of Rochester: A Class for Newcomers;
- Finding Yourself at First Unitarian Universalist: A Deeper Exploration;
- New Member Recognition Sunday
Adult Groups are on-going learning experiences that have a particular focus, but no set curriculum. They exercise shared leadership and continue as long as the participants’ interest continues. New people are welcome to drop in and/or join at any time. You will find the meeting dates, times, and upcoming books or topics in the Weekly eNews.
Aging… The Journey: Elders Discussion Group
3rd Wednesday of every month at 12 noon – Hearth Room
This group focuses on the thoughts, emotions, and feelings that we encounter as we realize we have–surprise!–become elders. Sign up is not required, simply bring a sack lunch, a beverage, and engage in conversation with others who, like you, have embarked on a new adventure.
Buddhist Interest Group
1st Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. – Clara Barton Room
This group explores Buddhism from a UU perspective. There is a short meditation period, followed by a discussion.
Chosen Faith Book Study
4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00 p.m. – Commons
This group reads and discusses Unitarian and Universalist leaders’ views of the past and present, as well as other significant liberal theologies.
Course in Miracles
Every Monday Every Month, 10 a.m. – Commons
This weekly study group reads and discusses the text of A Course in Miracles (ACIM), which offers a system of metaphysical thought based on unconditional love and forgiveness. Participants also discuss the challenges of trying to “live the Course.” Peggy Marchesani.
Examining The Myths of Life
3rd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. – in Chapel
Starting March 15th – Discussion topics from “What if THIS is Heaven?” by Anita Moorjani
Principle 4 Study Group
4th Sunday of every month at 7:00 p.m. – Hearth Room
The Principle 4 Study Group is centered around a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Discussion focuses on the meaning and role of spirituality, language, beliefs and faith in our lives as UUs.
UU Creative Spirits
1st Tuesday of every month 6:30 p.m. – Commons
Exploring your creative nature, artistic skills not a prerequisite, only the willingness to explore and experiment.
Retreats provide opportunities to set aside periods of time for fellowship and learning. For the past few years, we have enjoyed the opportunities listed below. Once a retreat is scheduled, information is shared with the congregation through flyers and the Weekly eNews.
On a winter Saturday we come together at church for fellowship, worship, learning, food, and fun. Both members of our congregation and community members have offered workshops on diverse topics from how to run an effective meeting to how to manage storm water to how to do an Irish dance.
The sessions offered at this retreat are designed to refresh, educate, and inspire women on their spiritual journey. Women who have attended in the past came away with memories of deepened personal connections, laughter, discovery, and fun. These retreats take place at retreat centers that offer women time away from their usual routine.