Denominational Affairs

It’s about…Sharing the Best of Who We Are! 

First Unitarian of Rochester is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), which is made up of over 1000 congregations and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.  Our church is also a member congregation of the St. Lawrence District (SLD) of the UUA, 34 congregations in upstate New York one in northern Pennsylvania, is headquartered in Buffalo.

Members attend the UUA General Assembly and the Annual General Meeting of the St. Lawrence District as delegates or observers.  There are District workshops held around the state in areas of interest such as social justice, religious education, and worship and the arts.  The District website and calendar lists these events, and they are featured in our newsletter.

Ministerial Scholarship Fund

The Scholarship Fund was established in 1977 by the First Unitarian Church of Rochester.  The purpose is to provide financial assistance and to encourage outstanding men and women to become Unitarian Universalist Ministers.  They can plan on becoming Parish Ministers, Ministers of Religious Education, Associate Ministers, or Community Ministers.  For more information see the application form; deadline is May 31 for the following academic year.

Suzanne McNamara, Denominational Affairs Chair | email