Schedule of Drop-In Discussions

Drop-in discussions are held each Sunday at First Universalist Church of Rochester, 150 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY.  We meet in the Chalice Room on the second floor of our church, at 9:15 a.m. except during the summer.  Sometimes our discussions are based on certain books or articles, but you don’t have to read anything or do any advance preparation to participate.  Just drop in.

Oct. 1. Death and Loss. Chaudry will discuss her personal experience of the death and loss of loved ones and how different religions think about death and funerals.

Oct. 15. Daring Democracy. Francis Moore Lappé’s and Adam Eichen’s Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want is a UUA “good read” for 2017-2018. Phil Ebersole will summarize the high points and lead a discussion.

Oct. 22. War in Korea? Phil Ebersole will provide some background information on the Korean crisis and lead a discussion on the possibility of war with North Korea.

Oct. 29. Fantasyland. Has the great American experiment gone off the trail or have been been off the trail since the beginning? It’s a subject Kurt Andersen explores in a new book, Fantasyland: how America went haywire. Bill Elwell will lead a discussion in which he touches lightly on the evidence and argument Andersen puts forth in this provocative interpretation of American history.

If you have a topic to suggest, or, better still, would be willing to present or facilitate discussion of a topic you are interested in, speak to Phil Ebersole.

Topics are subject to change.  Watch this page for the latest information.