Recent News

Answering the Call to Generosity

September 2, 2021

How does your personal faith inspire you to give?  This is the story of a creative response to God’s call to be generous. In this case, the faithful giver wishes…

Youth and Familes, Please Save the Date for…

September 2, 2021

. . . The Presbytery of Genesee Valley’s Fall Youth Retreat, to be held Saturday, October 9 at Camp Whitman.  This day-long mini-retreat will be a community-building opportunity for youth…

Family Promise of Greater Rochester (formerly RAIHN) at Third Church

September 2, 2021

Through our work with Family Promise of Greater Rochester, Third Church volunteers truly change lives. Just this month a woman whose family went through the Family Promise program called to…

New Messenger Focus and Schedule

September 2, 2021

In our increasingly digitized world, it can be tough to keep pace with all the ways we communicate! Third Church currently uses: the spoken word on Sunday mornings, printed materials,…

Habitat@Third Is Building Josana’s 100th House!

September 1, 2021

Natasha G. is buying Rochester’s most recent Habitat for Humanity House on Jay Street. She works in manufacturing, and presently lives with her son and daughter in a two-bedroom apartment.…

Third Church Choral Scholars 2021-22

September 1, 2021

Our wonderful Choral Scholars have provided an invaluable contribution to our worship life over many years, but particularly during the past eighteen months of the pandemic, when choral and congregational…

A Year of Grace

September 1, 2021

At the September Session meeting, I will recommend a staff-generated proposal that we adopt “Year of Grace” as our 2021 – 2022 program year theme. “Grace” is one of those…

From the Anti-Racism Team

August 19, 2021

A week of Gratitude: Gratitude to Rev. William Wlikinson for reminding us that in 1999 the PC(USA), in its Facing Racism Paper called for each member to be trained in…

Want an Easy Way to Help A Family in Need?

July 15, 2021

Family Promise (formerly RAIHN) is seeking donations of the following tools, to assist a father in the program who is about to begin a new job requiring them. If you…

People’s Emergency Fund Update and Outcomes

July 1, 2021

Third Church developed a Memorandum of Agreement with Family Promise of Greater Rochester (formerly RAIHN) to administer our People’s Emergency Fund (PEF) in early 2021. PEF now funds a significant…

Pronouns as Welcome

July 1, 2021

Starting on Pride Sunday (June 27), as you enter the Sanctuary for in-person worship, you will now see on the registration table a book of postage-sized stickers with pronouns. If…

Prayer Ministry

July 1, 2021

Since September 2020, Third Church has received over 270 prayer requests via the prayer request portal on our website. Most requests come from outside the Third Church community…from across the…