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Youth Ministry Update

November 23, 2020

  In June 1954, Camp Marcus Whitman opened for its inaugural season on the beautiful shores of Seneca Lake. The programs and facilities we now know of as Camp Whitman…

Christmas Baskets—Your Help Is Vital This Year

November 23, 2020

It is that time of year again – Christmas Basket sign-ups! Please sign up online as there will be no in-person sign-ups this year. It’s quick and easy!! Please sign…

Calling all RAIHN Volunteers

November 19, 2020

Our 64th rotation starts January 10!!!  As we continue to shelter families in hotels, our volunteer opportunities range from dropping off staples at RAIHN’s Day Center for our week, to…

11th Annual Grocery Run

November 19, 2020

The 11th annual Grocery Run took place November 6th – 8th. The event was virtual, the weather was glorious – and it was fun to have people doing this event…

Learning to Let Others Lead

November 19, 2020

Letting others lead is difficult, especially when you are used to being in charge. In Rochester, we are in the midst of a societal reckoning, not unlike the women’s rights…

Z-Notes 11/19/20

November 18, 2020

Dear Third Church Friends, You should know about some important process stuff going on behind the scenes at Third Church. I usually share these kinds of thoughts in the Messenger,…

Transitory Talk from Pastor Z: Advent/Christmas 2020

November 17, 2020

One thing I can say for sure about our holiday season this year: we will remember it! Yes, for many of the wrong reasons, certainly. Still, I envision that a…

Congregational Fellowship, December 2020

November 16, 2020

Fellowship Groups Church Ladies, Thursdays December 3 and 17 at 7:00pm.  We hope you will join us via Google Meet.  If you have not joined the call before, you may…

Children’s Ministry Update, December 2020

November 16, 2020

Our Sunday School unit for around the season of Advent is “The Birth of Jesus”.  We continue to meet via google meet Sunday mornings from 10-10:30am, and love having an…

Adult Spiritual Formation, December 2020

November 16, 2020

We have some wonderful virtual opportunities for learning on timely topics for December! Sunday Seminar Sundays, 9:30-10:30am, on Google Meet. To join by phone, dial ‪904-900-0997‬ and use PIN: ‪669…

December 2020 Preaching Schedule

November 16, 2020

Even more so than November, regular themes and commemorations show up during this month.  In other words, preaching and worship will be focused on our usual Advent and Christmas topics.…

Z-Notes 11/12/20

November 11, 2020

Dear Third Church Friends and Supporters, It seems like a generation or two ago that I placed one bookend of our 2021 Generosity and Gratitude campaign at Third Church. We set…