Recent News

A Word of Thanks and Congratulations!

January 26, 2022

Thank you to Third Church’s volunteers and their generosity last week in hosting 5 families with food and gift cards for meals in apartments for Family Promise of Greater Rochester…

Anti-Racism Team Update

January 19, 2022

The team has these recommendations for books, events, and more! Things to Read: Meditations of the Heart, Howard Thurman. Suggested by Jane Carden, this is a beautiful collection of meditations…

Welcome Pastor Rebecca Segers!

January 18, 2022

We are so excited to be welcoming Pastor Rebecca into leadership at Third Church! She will work hard in the next weeks to get to know us all, but in…

The Most I’ve Ever Pledged

January 13, 2022

Rachel Norton, Director of Stewardship, Development, and Communications I know we are all excited about entering this new chapter in Third Church history; I can almost feel the anticipation vibrating…

“Moving Forward with Purpose”

January 13, 2022

“Moving Forward with Purpose” is the 41st annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., organized by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, with support…

Anti-Racism Team Update

January 13, 2022

Recommended Reads: The Sweetness of Water, by debut novelist Nathan Harris. From the publisher: “Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction.  Equal parts…

Thirty Years of Dining Room Ministry

January 12, 2022

Dining Room Ministry has been providing a hot lunch meal every Saturday since 1991. As we celebrate and remember the past 30 years, we remember the stories of those who…

Peter DuBois on Sabbatical

January 11, 2022

Director of Music/Organist Peter DuBois will be on sabbatical this winter/spring, beginning on February 1, and continuing through April 30. This is only his second sabbatical in thirty years, the…

Being a “Missional” Church

January 11, 2022

Seven months have flown by! It is astounding to me that I’m already done as your interim pastor. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with you. Here are my reflections…

A Call to Action & Advocacy

January 6, 2022

RocACTS — Rochester Alliance of Communities Transforming Society —  of which we are an active member, has three Task Forces that focus on advocating for change on specific issues that affect…

Children’s Ministry Update

December 21, 2021

The Sunday School has a new pet—an owl! More specifically, a new piece of tech equipment called a Meeting Owl, pictured at right, which Third Church acquired this past fall.…

AntiRacism Update

December 16, 2021

As we discern our role in antiracism as an ally and/or accomplice, these resources can help: “What’s the Difference between an Ally and Accomplice?” (YWCA Seattle) “Ally or Accomplice? The Language of…