Recent News

A Year of Grace: Grace Exchange

November 1, 2021

A Year of Grace: Grace Exchange Rod Frohman, Interim Pastor/Head of Staff Driving home from church the other day I crossed the Meigs Street bridge over highway 490. A man…

Music Update

November 1, 2021

Words of gratitude from some of our members: Bell Ringing After many months of Zoom meetings, Third Church Ringers finally offered live music in the church service this past weekend.…

Children’s Ministry

November 1, 2021

If you walked onto the top floor of the Education building on a Sunday morning in the 9:00am hour, you would find one long, bright, and breezy room along the…

Arts & Enrichment at Wilson Commencement Park

November 1, 2021

Melanie Jones, Arts & Enrichment Director Black and brown children make up the majority of the economically underserved in Rochester, a city shaped by historic redlining and resulting educational disparities.…

A Message from Ben Baker

November 1, 2021

Hello! My name is Ben Baker. I’m a new member of the Session and the chair of the Generosity and Gratitude Committee. I’m also a public radio nerd; I spend…

Interfaith Advent Olive Oil Sale

October 20, 2021

Advent is fast approaching and your I-PEAce Team is again hosting a sale of Palestinian olive oil and related goods for the gift-giving season. The sale of these high-quality, fair trade,…

12th Annual East Avenue Grocery Run

October 5, 2021

Excitement is building for the 12th Annual East Avenue Grocery Run! Join us for our in-person 5k on November 6, or register for the virtual option and participate anywhere, anytime…

10th Annual Witness Palestine Film Festival-October 13-24

September 30, 2021

Your I-PEAce team encourages you to attend one (or more!) of the five films being shown at the Little Theater and St. John Fisher College. The films offer a variety…

Anti-Racism Team

September 22, 2021

To track Third Church’s progress toward becoming anti-racist, read our Summary of Anti-Racism activities at Third Church. You will note that we have increased wages for our staff to meet…

thirdArts Connects People Through the Medium of Music

September 2, 2021

One of the many beauties of music is its ability to be both secular and sacred. Music can be given in worship to the Glory of God and can also…

Changing the Narrative on LGBTQ+ People and the Church

September 2, 2021

The More Light Committee is thrilled to announce that our new Pride banner has been hung on the bell tower, where it announces our welcome of LGBTQ+ people into the…

Progress and Opportunities in Our Ongoing Quest to Become an Anti-Racist Congregation

September 2, 2021

Third Church has made an anti-racism pledge:   to more aggressively confront racism, and to seek advice from those whose lived experiences are different from most of ours, and to…