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Christmas Luncheon for Retired Clergy/CLPs/Spouses

12/04/2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Christmas Luncheon for Retired Clergy/CLPs/Spouses
Third Presbyterian Church, Rochester NY

WNY Women of Worship presents Laura Story

04/22/2017
10:00 am - 7:00 pm WNY Women of Worship presents Laura Story

Clergy Care Brown Bag

10/16/2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Clergy Care Brown Bag
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, Rochester NY

Clergy/CRE Lunches

Clergy/CRE Resource Lunches

Featuring helpful tools especially for pastors!

  • Noon–1:30pm at Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 Winton Road South
  • lunchbagsRSVP to Chery Battaglia at 242-0080
  • Clergy and CLPs only please

Stay Tuned!

A Brief History of People's Ministry in Christ

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. A three-year grant was given to PMIC by the Presbytery to hire a part-time minister, and the Rev. Fritz Longabaugh was called to serve by the Presbytery. He met with four others in a home on Locust Street for the first worship service where he discussed Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed (Matt 13: 31-32). Following Fritz’ departure, missionary volunteers and people who regularly attended PMIC continued to carry on the ministry there.

In 2000, The Couch Committee, a group of People’s Ministry leaders, began holding monthly meetings to oversee PMIC. In July 2000, the first community blessing day was held, providing spiritual and practical help to the neighborhood. Steve Behnke served as a Commissioned Lay Pastor at PMIC from 1999 to 2004. CLP Rutha Williams followed Steve in 2004 and continues to offer ministry there. In September 2004 PMIC moved to its current quarters at 516 Dewey Avenue.

The regular congregation of People’s Ministry is multi-racial, primarily adults, with many fighting addictions and/or mental illness. The regular population is 15 to 25 people. 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. The community truly believes PMIC originated as God’s idea and continues because of God’s grace and love. Its desire is that “Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven!” (Matthew 6:10).

Pastoral Care & Development

Provides opportunities for clergy and CREs to further their spiritual and professional development and to stimulate theological reflection and dialogue, advocates for and works with members of the Benefits Plan regarding Board of Pensions and benefits issues, and promotes clergy well-being by providing arenas for fellowship, mutual support, and creative interaction. Meets 2nd Wednesday in September, November, January, March, and May at 12:15pm at the Presbytery Office.

Mission

Membership: 9

The Pastoral Care and Development Committee shall:

  • Provide opportunities for clergy and commissioned lay pastors to further their spiritual and professional development.
  • Identify and promote pastoral care opportunities to clergy and lay pastors, their families and survivors.
  • Sponsor events to stimulate theological reflection and dialogue for clergy and lay pastors.
  • Identify opportunities for continuing education and sabbaticals and provide resources to enable pastors to use them effectively.
  • Advocate for and work with members of the Benefits Plan regarding Board of Pensions and benefits issues, salary concerns, and other matters regarding personnel issues.
  • Promote clergy wellbeing by providing arenas for fellowship, mutual support, and creative interaction among clergy and lay pastors.
  • Celebrate and encourage clergy in specialized ministries.
  • Implement a plan for assimilation of new clergy and lay pastors into the life of the Presbytery.
  • Board of Pensions Local contact: Rev. Amy Williams Fowler

Additional Responsibilities

Pastoral Care and Development Committee, along with the Commitee on Ministry and Committee on Preparation for Ministry, has additional responsibilities as outlined in the Candidate Indebtedness Policy of our Policies and Procedures Manual.

Members

2018

Rev. Carolyn Grohman
(Honorably Retired)

Rev. Harry Heintz
(Honorably Retired)

Rev. Jack Heister
(Honorably Retired)

2019

Charles Griffith
(Penfield)

Rev. Deborah Swift
(South)

Rev. Jane Watt
(Honorably Retired)

2020

Rev. Kathy Bindig
(AL)

Rev. Bill Hockey
(Seekers)

Rev. Martha Langford
(Third)

Ex-Officio Members

Presbytery Leader
Rev. Amy Williams Fowler

Email

emailThere are three ways by which clergy and CREs may communicate with one another through e-mail lists (referred to commonly as listservs):

[email protected]

This is an e-mail list of clergy and CREs who voluntarily choose to subscribe. The purpose of this list is to foster voluntary discussion of issues of interest to people on the list. Replies to postings will go to the entire group to allow a group discussion. There are currently 21 people on the list.   Contact Program Secretary Cheryl to be added to this group.

Example Uses

  • I’m thinking of trying … for confirmation. Has anyone tried that?
  • I was reading the Bible today and had this tremendous insight that I would like to share with you…
allclergyandclps @pbygenval.org

This is an e-mail list of ALL clergy and CREs. The primary purpose of the list is to foster communication among clergy and CREs peers. Replies to postings will go directly to the individual initiating a message and not to the entire list. This list is not intended to be a discussion group, but a means of communicating information of interest to the group.

Example Uses

  • I am planning on going to… event. Would anyone like to car pool?
  • Our church just built an outdoor labyrinth and I wanted to let you all know that any group or individual is welcome to come use it at any time.
pastorsinchurches @pbygenval.org

This is an e-mail list of clergy and CREs serving congregations as pastors. If you are a minister or a CRE in the Presbytery of Genesee Valley who is serving a church, you are automatically part of the list. Replies to postings will go directly to the individual initiating a message and not to the entire list. This list is not intended to be a discussion group, but a means of communicating information of interest to the group.

Example Uses

  • Two other pastors and I get together every month and bring cases from our ministries for peer review and support. We are looking for a fourth. Anyone game?
  • Our church is looking for another small church which might be interested in forming a combined youth group. Anyone interested?

We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities to communicate with your peers.


Snoopy ReadingLove to read…?
Check out the Clergy Book Club !

Hello All,

I hope you had a blessed and joyful Easter. The Clergy Book Club has decided on the books we will be reading and discussing through the rest of the year. As it was a challenge for some to read a book every month, we have decided to meet every other month going forward.

Please note the dates and books we will be discussing listed below. I have also included links to the Amazon site for you to learn more about the books. We meet at the Avon Central Church at 1:00. I hope to see you there. 🙂 .

As always, you are welcome to come whenever you have the time, or are interested in a particular book. This group is intended to be fluid so please do not feel you have to commit to coming every time.

Peace to You All,

Brandi

Rev. Brandi Wooten
Pastor
First Presbyterian Church
3600 Chili Ave
Rochester NY. 16424


DOCUMENTS:

Minister Support Groups March 2015

Mental Health Resources -May 2015


EXTRA LINKS:  We encourage colleagues to take advantage of the wonderful continuing education opportunities right here in the Rochester area.

https://www.nes.edu/news/ministry-events-in-new-york.aspx

http://www.crcds.edu/category/events-on-the-hill/

 

Policies & Procedures

policy of the Presbytery of Genesee Valley is a course of action or a principal of action which is intended to apply broadly to the decisions and actions of the Presbytery and the committees and other entities of the Presbytery.

Guidelines and procedures are not as broad as Presbytery-wide policies. Guidelines and procedures define the manner in which certain courses of action are followed or implemented, consistent with Presbytery-wide policies. Guidelines and procedures may inform and instruct the work of committees or other entities, as they serve to enact or bring to fruition the decisions made by the Presbytery.



Policies

Policies and Procedures Manual

Most Presbytery policies and procedures have been consolidated in the new Policies and Procedures Manual. (Updated 8/2013)

Online versions

The Presbytery of Genesee Valley has three active policy documents:

Policies within these documents include:

 

The Consolidated Finance, Investment, and Funding Policies

 

  • Presbytery Funding Policies
    • The Presbytery Unified Budget
    • Linkages
    • Special Offerings
    • Capital Fund or Building Programs
  • Presbytery Finance Office Policy
    • Fund Designation
    • Accounting
    • Cash Management
    • Presbytery Receipts
    • Presbytery Disbursements
    • Reports
    • Presbytery Annual Budget
    • Record Retention and Record Keeping
    • Responibilites
    • Records Retention Guidelines
  • Presbytery Investment Policy
    • Summary of Asset Management Guidelines
    • Policy for Professionally Managed Investments
  • Presbytery Capitalization Policy
  • Sale of Assets Policy
  • The Slater Fund
  • Donor Specified Use Funds
  • Revolving Loan Fund
    • Facility Loans
    • Mission, Ministry and Congregational Developmetn Loans
    • Loan Guarantee
    • Line of credit
    • Grants
    • Reserves
    • Allocation of Income
  • Grace New Church Development Fund
  • Youth Triennium Escrow Fund
  • Per Capita Policy and Administration
  • Westminster Worship Mnistry at RPH Fund

 Policy on Sexual Misconduct

  • Conceptual Framework: Biblical and Confessional
  • Principles
  • Terms and Definitions in this Policy
  • Preventive and Risk Management Procedures
  • Intervention Procedures
  • For more helpful information, please review the Sexual Misconduct Policies & Resources page.


Guidelines and Procedures

This section contains policies established by the various committees, etc.

Committee on Ministry

Please see the Committee on Ministry’s Documents section for policies pertaining to pastors, interim pastors, supply pastors, CLPs, candidates, pastors emeritus/emerita and other COM matters.

Council

Personnel

Resource Center

Web Site

Committees

See also: Committee Chairs

Clergy Care & Development

Provides opportunities for clergy and CLPs to further their spiritual and professional development and to stimulate theological reflection and dialogue, advocates for and works with members of the Benefits Plan regarding Board of Pensions and benefits issues, and promotes clergy well-being by providing arenas for fellowship, mutual support, and creative interaction. Meets 2nd Wednesday, 12:15pm @ Presbytery Office.

Committee on Ministry

Furthers spiritual and temporal welfare of congregations, ministers, certified Christian educators, and commissioned lay pastors of presbytery. Responsible for churches going through pastoral transitions. 1st Tuesday 9:15am @ Gates.

Committee on Preparation for Ministry

Assists inquirers and candidates as they prepare to become Ministers of the Word and Sacrament. Meets 1st Wednesday 5:30pm @ CRCDS.

Self-Development of People

Evaluates and approves proposals for funding of Self Development of People projects within the Presbytery of Genesee Valley. Meets 4th Thursday Noon @Presbytery Office.

Seniors

Youth