516 Dewey Ave [ map ]
Please address all mail to People’s Ministry to our PO Box:
People’s Ministry in Christ
PO Box 13665
Rochester, NY 14613-0665
People’s Ministry in Christ is a ministry supported by Presbytery of Genesee Valley.
Please make all donation checks out to:
Presbytery of the Genesee Valley with People’s Ministry on the notation line
A Brief History
People’s Ministry in Christ was established in 1995 for the purpose of having a Presbyterian presence in the Dewey-Emerson area of the city following the closing of Christ Presbyterian Church.
The regular congregation of People’s Ministry is 15–25 people, multi-racial, primarily adults, with many fighting addictions and/or mental illness. PMIC tries to help each person realize who they are in Christ. Many of them have grown closer to God and to each other.
In addition to regular Sunday services, PMIC provides mission and outreach to the community, including:
- Bible studies and bi-weekly evening prayer meetings at PMIC;
- A weekly Bible study at DePaul’s Edgerton Square, a facility for mentally ill individuals;
- Participation in the Christian Coffee Hour at Rochester Psychiatric Center four times a year;
- Social programs such as dinners, a summer picnic and a movie night;
- Neighborhood blessing days of household goods, clothing, toys, and Bibles three to four times a year;
- A small food cupboard for emergencies and a blessing fund for urgent needs;
- Participation with Dewey Avenue Presbyterian Church in serving meals at Cameron Community Ministry three to four times a year.
PMIC is self-sustaining, receiving donations of material goods and finances from the Presbytery, churches, and individuals in support.
Service times for People’s Ministry
- Sunday Bible Study 8:45-9:30 am
- Sunday Worship Service: 10 am
- Tuesday Bible Study: Tuesday mornings at 10-11 am
- Bible Study at Edgerton Square: Wednesday evenings at 6-7pm.
- Winter clothing for children & adults
- Bibles & other spiritual books to give out
- Hygiene supplies to give out
- Socks & underwear to give out
- Household supplies to give out