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Congregational Fellowship, January 2021

December 14, 2020

Fellowship Groups   Church Ladies, will meet again in 2021 (date to be determined) 7:00pm.  We hope you will join us via Google Meet.  If you have not joined the call…

January 2021 Preaching Schedule

December 14, 2020

January will witness a bit more variety in the faces of those who will be preaching during the month. As the saying goes, a little change will do some good.…

Transitory Talk from Pastor Z: January 2021

December 14, 2020

OK, so not everything has changed…yet. In fact, life feels a lot like it did last week and last month. Still, something really hopeful rises up in me when I…

Z-Notes 12/10/20

December 9, 2020

Dear Third Church Friends, The Season of Advent serves a dual purpose. In it, we prepare to welcome the Babe of Bethlehem AND the returning Lord of lords and King…

Z-Notes 12/3/20

December 2, 2020

Dear Third Church Friends, I often worry that I make a point so frequently that folks stop hearing what I have to say. The following words can’t be stated often…

Validated Ministries Series: Camp Whitman

November 25, 2020

The Presbytery of the Genesee Valley has several designated validated ministries, that is, programs or organizations run by teaching elders and receiving some oversight or support from the presbytery. Camp…

Calling all RAIHN Volunteers

November 19, 2020

Our 64th rotation starts January 10! We continue to shelter families in hotels, and volunteer opportunities range from dropping off staples at RAIHN’s Day Center for our week, to providing…

Results from the 11th Annual Grocery Run

November 19, 2020

The event was virtual, the weather was glorious, and it was fun to see people doing this event all over Rochester and across the country! Thank you to all who…

From the Anti-Racism Team: Learning to Let Others Lead

November 19, 2020

Letting others lead is difficult, especially when you are used to being in charge. In Rochester, we are in the midst of a societal reckoning, upending the norms to which…

Z-Notes 11/19/20

November 18, 2020

Dear Third Church Friends, You should know about some important process stuff going on behind the scenes at Third Church. I usually share these kinds of thoughts in the Messenger,…

Transitory Talk from Pastor Z: Advent/Christmas 2020

November 17, 2020

One thing I can say for sure about our holiday season this year: we will remember it! Yes, for many of the wrong reasons, certainly. Still, I envision that a…

Congregational Fellowship, December 2020

November 16, 2020

Fellowship Groups Church Ladies, Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7:00pm.  We hope you will join us via Google Meet.  If you have not joined the call before, you may send an…