Recent News

Interfaith Advent Olive Oil Sale

October 20, 2021

Advent is fast approaching and your I-PEAce Team is again hosting a sale of Palestinian olive oil and related goods for the gift-giving season. The sale of these high-quality, fair trade,…

12th Annual East Avenue Grocery Run

October 5, 2021

Excitement is building for the 12th Annual East Avenue Grocery Run! Join us for our in-person 5k on November 6, or register for the virtual option and participate anywhere, anytime…

10th Annual Witness Palestine Film Festival-October 13-24

September 30, 2021

Your I-PEAce team encourages you to attend one (or more!) of the five films being shown at the Little Theater and St. John Fisher College. The films offer a variety…

Anti-Racism Team

September 22, 2021

To track Third Church’s progress toward becoming anti-racist, read our Summary of Anti-Racism activities at Third Church. You will note that we have increased wages for our staff to meet…

thirdArts Connects People Through the Medium of Music

September 2, 2021

One of the many beauties of music is its ability to be both secular and sacred. Music can be given in worship to the Glory of God and can also…

Changing the Narrative on LGBTQ+ People and the Church

September 2, 2021

The More Light Committee is thrilled to announce that our new Pride banner has been hung on the bell tower, where it announces our welcome of LGBTQ+ people into the…

Progress and Opportunities in Our Ongoing Quest to Become an Anti-Racist Congregation

September 2, 2021

Third Church has made an anti-racism pledge:   to more aggressively confront racism, and to seek advice from those whose lived experiences are different from most of ours, and to…

Answering the Call to Generosity

September 2, 2021

How does your personal faith inspire you to give?  This is the story of a creative response to God’s call to be generous. In this case, the faithful giver wishes…

Youth and Familes, Please Save the Date for…

September 2, 2021

. . . The Presbytery of Genesee Valley’s Fall Youth Retreat, to be held Saturday, October 9 at Camp Whitman.  This day-long mini-retreat will be a community-building opportunity for youth…

Family Promise of Greater Rochester (formerly RAIHN) at Third Church

September 2, 2021

Through our work with Family Promise of Greater Rochester, Third Church volunteers truly change lives. Just this month a woman whose family went through the Family Promise program called to…

New Messenger Focus and Schedule

September 2, 2021

In our increasingly digitized world, it can be tough to keep pace with all the ways we communicate! Third Church currently uses: the spoken word on Sunday mornings, printed materials,…

Habitat@Third Is Building Josana’s 100th House!

September 1, 2021

Natasha G. is buying Rochester’s most recent Habitat for Humanity House on Jay Street. She works in manufacturing, and presently lives with her son and daughter in a two-bedroom apartment.…