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 year-round 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.

Sept. 17. Hard Facts. A new report indicates that African-Americans and Hispanics in the Rochester area are worse off economically and educationally than average for New York state and the USA, in both absolute terms and compared to non-Hispanic whites.  Phil Ebersole will summarize the report and lead a discussion of why this is so.

September 24.  The State of the Church. We find ourselves at the beginning of another interim year, a time to mark the end of one chapter and look toward a new beginning. Rev. Peggy Meeker will lead a discussion on where we’re at, how we’re feeling about it, and what we hope the future will bring.

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. 8. To be announced.
Oct. 15. To be announced.

Oct. 22. Black Lives Matter. Beth Ares will discuss how the Black Lives Matter movement proposes to improve police conduct.

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.