Recent News

Anti-Racism Update 3/4/21

March 3, 2021

Read Acts 10:9-23 and consider how the idea of abundance used 9-16 and in 17-23. Where do you see evidence of abundance at Third Church? Listen to Greater Rochester Black…

Anti-Racism Team Update 2/25/21

February 24, 2021

Opportunities to Listen and Learn this week: Did you know that Memorial AME Zion Church on Clarissa Street was founded the same year as our church? Read the words of…

February 24, 2021

With greatest thanks to our Tech Crew: Clive Daunton, Andrew Elder, Ken Herting, Scott Ramsay, Sean Singh, and Tim Stout.  

Z-Notes 2/25/21

February 24, 2021

Greetings, Third Church Friends! I have very happy, un-Lent-like news to share today: I have finished my orientation sessions with the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC). They have selected their leaders…

Pastoral Transition Update, March 2021

February 22, 2021

Conley Zomermaand, Interim Pastor/Head of Staff It may seem like a rather small advance from Step 5 to Step 6, but it is really a huge leap for Third Church…

Anti-Racism Team Update

February 18, 2021

Facts: In 2017, 25,000 children in Rochester lived in poverty. 25,000 children would completely fill Frontier Field twice. Rochester’s children’s poverty rate hovers around 50%; the national poverty rate is…

Z-Notes 2/18/2021

February 17, 2021

Greetings, Third Church Friends! We have now officially entered the season of Lent. Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday this year looked and felt nothing like normal; but Lent has arrived…

From the Anti-Racism Team: RocACTS Welcomes Third Church

February 17, 2021

In September, Third Presbyterian Church joined a multi-racial collaboration of 21 communities of faith working toward justice: Rochester Alliance of Communities Transforming Society, or RocACTS. Led by board president Dr.Gayle…

Youth Ministry Update – March 2021

February 17, 2021

A Special Thank-you to our Advisors Becka Fergusson-Lutz, Interim Coordinator of Youth Ministry Our youth ministry relies heavily on a cadre of dedicated people who nurture the young people of…

Transitory Talk from Pastor Z: March 2021

February 17, 2021

As we move further into this new year, it is time to discuss an annual transition at Third Church. The Congregational Nominating Committee’s (CNC) undertakes an annual duty of identifying…

ThirdArts: A Virtual Community Sing Opportunity

February 11, 2021

A virtual performance of Gabriel Fauré’s sublime Requiem will be performed from the comfort of your home, live streamed from the Sanctuary of Third Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY on Palm…

Updates from RAIHN

February 11, 2021

Announcing RAIHN’s Expansion and New Name The Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN) has grown since opening its doors in April, 2004, from a network offering only emergency shelter in…