Recent News

Trustee & Property Committee Update

June 22, 2020

On June 16, the Trustees approved the following property projects: Repairs to the roofs over the Moot Room, Garth, and Education Building. Improvements to exterior lighting around the church perimeter. Implementation of…

COVID-19 Update

June 22, 2020

There have now been more than 240 entrants to the church building since we began asking everyone to sign-in for the purpose of contact tracing! We have revised the registration…

More Light Update

June 22, 2020

The “Philadelphia Flag” The “Philadelphia flag” is so named because it debuted at the Philadelphia Pride Festival in the summer of 2017. Its designer(s) added a brown and black stripe…

Letter from James Kealey

June 18, 2020

Dear‌ ‌Friends,‌ ‌ Joining a new church and a new job simultaneously comes with excitement, apprehension and joy. Throughout my (online and virtual) audition and interviews, the members of your…

Tutors Needed for Fall

June 18, 2020

Make Academic Success in 2020-2021 a “Virtual” Reality! Third Church has a thriving Tutoring Program at Pinnacle Elementary School #35, on the border of the City of Rochester and Brighton.…

Youth Update, July/August 2020

June 18, 2020

COVID-19 has required the Montreat Youth Conference to go digital this year, and so we won’t be making the trip to Black Mountain. This is especially tough on our seniors,…

Adult Spiritual Formation, July/August 2020

June 18, 2020

We are using online platforms for Adult Spiritual Formation gatherings during social-distancing.   Thursday Voices Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm via Google Meet: During the summer season, the group will discuss articles from “The…

Children’s Ministry Update, July/August 2020

June 18, 2020

Children’s Bulletins: Third Church children will continue to receive Children’s Bulletins through the summer.  As always, please let us know if your preferences change, and we will update our mailing…

Z-Notes, June 18, 2020

June 17, 2020

Greetings, Third Church Friends! I’ve had about a dozen more interactions with various groups of you by way of Google Meet or Zoom since last Thursday. I’m a dedicated face-to-face…

Z-Notes, June 11, 2020

June 10, 2020

Greetings, new Friends! It’s been a pleasure meeting so many of you, mostly by way of Google Meet. A very nice feature of that method is that names and faces…

Z-Notes, June 4, 2020

June 3, 2020

Greetings, new Friends! I arrived in Rochester on June 1, after a little more than a week tending to matters around my Ohio estate (a 50’ x 140’ city lot,…

Your Generosity at Work

May 29, 2020

Because of your generosity, of time, talent, and treasure, Third Church has not let the pandemic stop our work to minister to strangers, neighbors, and each other. Our hunger programs…