Recent News

I-PEAce Monthly Prayer for Israel-Palestine Begins

August 19, 2020

Prayer is something we all can do. This month your I-PEAce team (Israel-Palestine Education & Action team) is asking you to please join us for our first monthly Prayer for…

Z-Notes, August 20, 2020

August 19, 2020

I am having one of those weeks when you drop the thought bucket into the well of good ideas…and it clunks on the dry ground. I don’t call it writer’s…

September Preaching Schedule

August 19, 2020

We are concluding our sermon series comparing Rome to Rochester—or at least looking at the lessons we can learn from Paul’s letter to the Romans—on September 6. For the remainder…

Introducing Our New Choral Scholars for 2020-2021

August 19, 2020

For many decades, Third Church has enjoyed the benefit of local professional singers and Eastman students serving as Choral Scholars, a relatively new term for the leaders in our Chancel…

Transitory Talk from Pastor Z: More on Process

August 19, 2020

I don’t generally talk about the interim process in every issue in this space. The interesting time through which we are living confounds our efforts to be clear in communicating…

Z-Notes, August 13, 2020

August 12, 2020

I have a really happy, though tentative, bit of news today: OHIO has come off the Guv’s bad list. So I hope to go take care of home duties for…

Property Update

August 12, 2020

There has been a lot of activity on the scaffolding in the church courtyard in the past week! First, the storm windows on the outside of all three stained glass…

Z-Notes, August 6, 2020

August 5, 2020

August 6 marks an anniversary that many of us Boomers (and older folks) remember. I didn’t appear on the face of the earth until nine years after the bombing of Hiroshima…

Third Church Ice Cream Social!

August 5, 2020

More than 100 Third Church members and friends came to our Drive-Thru Ice Cream Social, enjoyed some time of fellowship, and donated non-perishable food for the Food Cupboard. Watch the…

Z-Notes, July 30, 2020

July 29, 2020

I am concluding my second month of ministry with you all. As I frequently find, the time has flown by…and it seems like I’ve been here for SIX months! That’s…

RAIHN’s Virtual Run/Walk/Bike

July 27, 2020

  107 people participated in RAIHN’s first ever Virtual Run/Walk/Bike and provided over $18,000 for our services, especially our homelessness prevention program. Thank you for your unerring and faithful support which…

Z-Notes, July 23, 2020

July 22, 2020

I survived my 1,400+ mile three-day sojourn to Urbana, Illinois, where my son and I packed and moved my daughter’s belongings to various storage places. I left before 5:00am on…