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.

March 25.  Justice and Accountability. Community activists are striving to create a Police Accountability Board, which will be responsible to the community and not the Rochester Police Department, and sufficiently powerful to conduct meaningful investigations of police misconduct. Shirley Bond will present information and lead a discussion.

April 1.  Open Forum Discussion. We’ll meet and talk without a set topic. Phil Ebersole will facilitate.

ApApril 8.  Russiagate.  Did the Russian government meddle in the 2016 election? Did it succeed? If it did, what should be the U.S. response? Phil Ebersole will lead a discussion.

April 15.  Solar Energy. A representative from Suncommon will discuss how individuals can incorporate solar energy in their homes. Come with questions about solar energy and to learn more about the Eco-Justice Task Group.

April 22.  Medical Aid in Dying.  One of the most controversial topics at the NYS Legislature is medical aid in dying legislation. What are the pros and cons – and the moral basis for support? Dick Gilbert, member of the Compassion and Choices Clergy Advisory Council, will lead the discussion.

April 29.  Liberating Women. How does educating women help the entire world? Kate Fleury will talk about how, when women, especially women in poor countries, have hope for the future, they may have fewer children, and they may start businesses, be better able to care for their families and contribute to their communities in other ways.

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.