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.

November 27.  Open Forum Discussion.  No set topic.

December 4.  Life With Trump.  We’ll talk about why Donald Trump won and what a Trump presidency will mean.  People of all political opinions are invited to take part.  Phil Ebersole will facilitate.

December 11.  Infant CPR and Choking.  During the holidays, there will be lots of little treats for little folks, and the possibility of choking.  Kate Fleury lead a session of lifesaving skills for our youngest family members.  CRP cards will not be provided and there will be no test.

December 18.  Bless Our Roots  Church members harmonize quite well and they make good things happen. It’s magic!  David Malone will lead as we explore how good people from diverse cultural roots and experiences combine their good skills and spirits to make a great church.

December 25.  No drop-in discussion.

January 1.  Open Forum Discussion.  No set topic.

January 8.  Escalating Inequality.  Most of us think that it is wrong that some people have too little.  But is this because some other people have too much?  Is having too much wrong, in and of itself?  Phil Ebersole will lead a discussion of these questions.  Escalating Inequality is a UU Congregational Study-Action Issue for 2014-2018.

January 15.  Poor White People in America.  Poor, landless whites are often a disparaged and manipulated group, yet they have been here in America since Colonial times.  They are to be found largely in rural areas from Maine to Florida and throughout the West.  Where did they come from? How have they fit into American society in the past and what part do they play in the shaping of it now? What would help them elevate themselves in a way that will preserve their self-respect without undermining that of other groups?  Janus Mary Jones will lead a discussion.

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 David Damico concerning the summer schedule.

Topics are subject to change.  Watch this page or check the bulletin board in First Universalist’s Clara Barton Lounge for the latest information.