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Z-Notes 5/6/21

May 5, 2021

Greetings, Third Church Friends! I’m on the road again today, heading for Ohio, then Illinois, to celebrate with my daughter, Emily, as she concludes her formal medical education. The pic…

Anti-Racism Update 5/6/21

May 5, 2021

We continue to offer material shared in our Anti-Racism Small Groups: Psalm 104.v:1-4, 14-30. Verses 27-28 read: “These all look to you to give them their food in due season;…

Z-Notes

April 29, 2021

Greetings, Third Church Friends! The Easter-season lectionary readings direct us to consider some of the more familiar stories from John’s record of Jesus’ life, even though we focus mostly on…

Anti-Racism Team Update – Congregational Survey Summary 

April 26, 2021

Ralph Carter, Melanie Jones, Elizabeth Laidlaw, and Laurie Mahoney  Six months into Third Church’s “Listen-Learn-then Act” approach, approved by Session in September 2020, the Anti-Racism Project team conducted a congregational…

Outlook on Outreach: Habitat@Third (H@T)

April 26, 2021

Third Presbyterian Church’s many Outreach ministries support community needs in key areas, such as housing, food, education, transition from incarceration, and activism for justice. While many of these ministries are…

Z-Notes 4/22/21

April 22, 2021

Greetings, Third Church Friends! I was home in Ohio for a couple of Thursdays. I got to chat and dance with my daffodils before they took their rest for another…

Youth Ministry Update – May 2021

April 21, 2021

The YOUth@Third will be teaming up with the youth ministry at Spiritus Christi Church for a day-long retreat at Mendon Ponds Park on Saturday, May 22. Beginning in May, high-schoolers…

People’s Emergency Fund Partners with Family Promise of Greater Rochester

April 21, 2021

As announced in last month’s Messenger, Third Church has reached an agreement with Family Promise of Greater Rochester (formerly RAIHN) to administer our People’s Emergency Fund. We can now offer…

May 2021 Preaching Schedule

April 19, 2021

The Easter Season comes to an end as May 23 greets the arrival of Pentecost. The Sundays after Pentecost stretch out for a good, long time—until Advent returns at the…

thirdArts: A Recent Performance of Fauré’s Requiem

April 19, 2021

Peter DuBois & James Kealey Choirs across the world have been unable to sing together for the last year, presenting yet another loss for musicians and music-lovers. In part to…

Transitory Talk from Pastor Z: May 2021

April 19, 2021

Oops, I did it again. Almost, anyway. I have nearly worked myself out of another job. I will be concluding my time at Third Church by the end of this…

Children’s Ministry Update, May 2021

April 19, 2021

Sunday School Sundays, 10:00am May 2—”Remember to Love” (Matthew 22:36–40) May 9—”Seeing Jesus” (Matthew 25:31–46) May 16—”Jesus Gives Peter a Job” (John 21:15–19) May 23—”Pentecost” (Acts 2:1-41) May 30—”Living Together”…