Recent News

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…

AntiRacism Update

November 23, 2021

Read this Thanksgiving reflection about an Indegenous Jesus. In the spirit of gratitude, this week’s Actions are to support organizations from which our Anti-Racism team Learns, as well as ministries…

A Call to Action for RocACTS

November 18, 2021

RocACTS has three Task Forces that focus on advocating for change on specific issues that affect our community, impact equality of life for our residents, reflect on structural racism and require…

Your Pledged Dollars at Work

November 6, 2021

All the work of Third Church can be divided into four ministry categories: Worship, Outreach, Faith Formation, and Congregational Life. Your pledged dollars are the primary support undergirding ALL that…

Confused about Per Capita? No Longer!

November 6, 2021

In the PC(USA), each congregation has the responsibility of helping to support the work of the denomination. Third Church carries out this responsibility by submitting a small sum per person,…

Christmas Basket Sign Up

November 5, 2021

Believe it or not, Christmas is just around the corner! As you prepare for your own celebration, remember the many families who don’t have all they need this holiday by…

Advent in Plain Sight

November 5, 2021

Watch communications in the Congregational Update and on our website for details on how you can participate in a small group book study of this daily devotional this Advent season!…

For Such a Time as This

November 5, 2021

The theme for our Generosity campaign this year is “for such a time as this,” a quotation from Esther 4:14. The context is this: Queen Esther is faced with a…

Annual Concert in Honor of Peter and Mary DuBois

November 5, 2021

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Peter DuBois’ ministry at Third Presbyterian Church! Peter, Mary, and their young children, Alice and David, moved to Rochester in 1991 and immediately…