Recent News

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…

Social Distance Penpal Program

May 26, 2020

Knowing that many folks are “zoom-fatigued,” we thought it might be fun to connect the old-fashioned way for a change. If you’d be interested in joining a pen pal program—as…

Z-Notes, First Edition

May 26, 2020

Greetings, soon-to-be Friends! I key in these words from a currently-sunny though cool Jacksonville, Florida—not as cool as the Northeast this Mothers’ Day weekend! I moseyed over to the beach…

Adult Spiritual Formation, June 2020

May 26, 2020

We are using online platforms to continue offering 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…

Children’s Ministry Update, June 2020

May 26, 2020

Thank you, families, for keeping in touch!  We are sorely missing your smiling faces and your presence with us.  We hope that some of our online options like “Virtual Qabats”…

Focus on ASL Interpretation

May 26, 2020

If you have attended church over the past seven months, in person or online, you will have noticed an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter participating in leading worship. We have…

Messenger Returning in June

May 15, 2020

We suspended our monthly newsletter during April and May as we turned our attention to COVID-19 response. Good news! The Messenger will be back in June.  Thank you for your…